Why a Mediterranean Mystery?
January 23, 2017
I grew up in an ethnic Armenian-American household. My mother was a talented cook and the grapevine in our backyard was more valued that any rosebush. I’d often come home from school to the delicious aromas of simmering grape leaves, stuffed peppers and tomatoes, and shish kebab. Sundays were dedicated to church and family gatherings around the kitchen table. Basing my series at a restaurant was a sure fit for me, too. For twenty-eight years, family owned a restaurant in a small town in South Read More
Growing up at the New Jersey Shore
January 22, 2017
You can take the girl out of the Jersey shore, but you can’t take the shore out of… Wait a second! This doesn’t apply. I never moved out of Jersey, and I still spend my summer vacations at the beach. Ever since I was a little girl, my parents vacationed at the Jersey shore. I’ve built sandcastles and boogie boarded in Cape May, Wildwood Crest, Ocean City, and Atlantic City. I’ve walked the boardwalk, ridden the boardwalk Ferris wheel and rollercoasters, and ate the best tasting pizza Read More