Istanbul - Day 2. Started our day at my favorite mosque, Rustem Pasha. Explored the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar, toured a baklava factory and finished with dinner featuring the cuisine from the Black Sea region.
Today we walked along Istiklal Street taking in all the sights, smells and tastes. We stopped for tea before heading to our cooking class. Afterwards we went to the Suleymaniye Mosque and finished off the day with dinner at a restaurant that features recipes made for the Ottoman sultans.
On August 17, Joan and I flew to NYC for the Book Launch Party for "Eat Smart in Denmark" by mother and daughter co-authors, Carol and Katrina Schroeder. The event was held at The Copenhagen restaurant. The Copenhagen provided a sampling of its famous smørrebrød. Danish cheeses and other delicacies were also in abundance. On tap was Carlsberg beer, generously donated for the event. We even tried the house-made snaps. Special guest Danish Consul General Jarl Frijs-Madsen said, "This is a book that every tourist should get before they go to Denmark, because it will make their enjoyment of Danish food that much better." Proceeds from the event benefit the food charity No Kid Hungry. Congratulations to Carol and Katrina!
So, we've decided it's time to start a blog about our culinary travel guides and culinary tours! We hope to update you on the latest Eat Smart guides and how to get to the heart of the culture through the food. You may even find some wonderful recipes to try and tips and resources to discover the wonderful cuisines we write about!
Thanks for joining us!