Hospitality and the International Table

I’ve had the privilege of welcoming friends from a dozen or so different countries to my table. Not all at once, of course, but frequently there’s a mix of cultures reflected in the faces gathered for that oldest of traditions—breaking bread together. (Or slurping soup. Munching salad. Sharing stir-fry. Devouring muffins.) I love the way the blend […]

Tip #17: Always be prepared for guests

In Macedonia, being a good housewife is the definition of a good woman. A young woman who is on her way to being a good housewife is said to be diligent. I often make light of this, and jokingly talk about one day being a proper Macedonian housewife. So, with that said, I have a […]