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    Tanta Chicago Restaurant Review

    Tanta Chicago Restaurant Review

    Ever since my trip to Peru back in 2014 (has it really been over three years  since I crossed off the biggest item on my bucket list?), I've become a fangirl of famed Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio. While I didn't get to eat at his most famous restaurant in the Peruvian capital (Astrid & Gastón) due to time constraints, I did eat at another of his in the city of Cusco (for my review of my meal at Chicha, click here). And…

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  • England

    What I missed: London

    For something new, I thought I would re-visit places I am dying to return to and specifically write about the five things I would like to do the most in those…


    Burmese Golden Egg Curry

    Around the start of the new year, I got a new cookbook to add to my collection, Burma by Naomi Duguid. If that name rings a bell it's because Duguid is also…

  • Hyatt Union Square New York
    Hotel Reviews USA

    Hyatt Union Square New York

    In a city like New York, you have hundreds of hotels to choose from (okay, so there's more like thousands but let's be realistic, half of them if not more you…

  • A stroll through New York City's West Village

    A stroll through New York City’s West Village

    Growing up, I visited New York City countless times. However, my visits were almost always limited to the borough of Manhattan, and more specifically, midtown and the Upper West Side (remember…

  • Baked Ukrainian Cheesecake

    Baked Ukrainian Cheesecake

    Sadly, my global kitchen adventures have suffered quite a bit this year as in there haven't been too many of them. Thankfully, a four day weekend this past Fourth of July…

  • Hocking Hills State Park in a Nutshell

    Hocking Hills State Park in a Nutshell

    I may not like to camp (and believe me, that trend is never going to start), however, I sure do like "experiencing nature" as an activity. As I've mentioned in the…