It was another fulfilling, info-packed day at the 2018 International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC). The IFBC attendees gathered in a single ballroom for a series of presentations including a keynote from this year’s recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award for Book of the Year, Michael W. Twitty, and sessions on leveraging social media platforms … Continue reading My top five from day two of 2018 IFBC
The first full day of the 2018 International Food Blogger Conference is behind me and what an amazing day it was. I started the day on a walking tour of New Orleans’ culinary scene and ended the evening at an exclusive party at Fulton’s Alley enjoying a serving of cotton candy that would make my … Continue reading My top five from day one of 2018 IFBC
The following is a story from my recent trip to Cuba that recounts an event that happened at the end of the trip, on the flight back home. I’ve chosen to publish this post today since it’s my son’s 20th birthday, and this story celebrates a good deed of his and how he was rewarded … Continue reading A burger for a good turn
Since my son Keller started college, I must have driven on I-66 and I-81 in Virginia dozens of times. As beautiful as the drive is—characterized by a bucolic landscape of rolling hills; farm animals grazing on lush, green grass and exits to wineries and charming small towns—I’ve seldom stopped to sample the local fare and … Continue reading A gentle pit stop
“We’re home!” exclaimed Keller as we both stretched from our seats to get our first glimpse of Cuba from the plane. His declaration was marked by a big bear hug and a hand grip. I can feel Keller’s excitement at seeing his grandfather’s country for the first time. I certainly felt it myself, as did … Continue reading “We’re home!”
Saludos from the city of Charlotte, N.C. I know. Those of you who follow my blog regularly expected me to report from Cuba—either from the beach resort town of Varadero or from the capital, La Habana. One of the challenges that I along with the other tourists and residents on the island faced was the … Continue reading “There and back again”
Today, July 31, marks the one year anniversary of the post that rebooted my efforts with my blog, Buen Provecho Amigos. What a year it has been–my marriage ended, my daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and recently my position at work was eliminated. But I’ve also made some new friends (Meg), I am learning how … Continue reading Happy blogaversary!