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There are all kinds of cool food related anthropological/archaeological discoveries being made these days. This is exciting. Turkey is one of the few domesticated animals that actually originated in North America. Marc Forgione notwithstanding, he won The Next Iron Chef competition by preparing a Thanksgiving dinner with no turkey. He claimed that turkey was not […]

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Virgil on October 22, 2013

We just got back from Edisto Island, South Carolina, a place we often go. It is quiet and beautiful, not Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head, both of which suck beyond imagination and I feel sorry for anyone who spends their money at either. This was one of the most laid back vacations I’ve ever had […]

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Virgil on April 23, 2013

I have spent two and a half years with the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, including some time in Kuwait and a short time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. I discovered a few things. One is that their food is excellent. But, more importantly, is the ignorance most Americans have about Muslims. Americans tend to […]

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Virgil on October 24, 2012

Frog Hollow Tavern Five Maudies – Highly Recommended I just got back from 18-months in Afghanistan and Iraq and, when I come home from places like that where the only food is normally lousy mess hall swill, one of the first orders of business is good food. So, for my birthday, Lynn, daughter Caitie and […]

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Virgil on October 1, 2012

If you get the idea that Lynn and I are obsessed with Turkish breakfasts, you would be right. See, Breakfast at Halikarnas Restaurant, Egirdir, Turkey, and this won’t be the last post about breakfast. The Urkmez Hotel is in the heart of Selcuk, mostly known as the gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, the […]

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Virgil on September 22, 2012

We spent a few days in Selcuk, Turkey, in July. This is the busiest time of the year and Selcuk is a center for seeing some fantastic sights, such as the ancient city of Ephesus. I don’t recommend coming here in July, mainly because the main destinations like Ephesus are packed with tourists, especially the […]

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Virgil on September 19, 2012

I don’t know how many of you have heard of Kickstarter. It is a platform for anyone to help fund creative projects. You can contribute as little as $1.00 and help make a project happen. I have backed three projects and Growing Cities is one of them. It is pretty cool to be able to […]

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Virgil on September 12, 2012

See the first two posts in this three-part series: Failaka Island, Kuwait, a unique experience – the Heritage Village Failaka Island, Kuwait, a unique experience – the tour One does not visit this very interesting and fascinating place for the food. However, you aren’t going to starve there, either. There are essentially five restaurants, a […]

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Virgil on September 10, 2012

See the first post in this three part series: Failaka Island, Kuwait, a unique experience – the Heritage Village. This is part two. We could walk anywhere we wanted on the island, so the first day we were there we strolled around in the old town near the Heritage Village. The next day we took a […]

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Failaka is one of the most interesting places I have ever visited. Not the most beautiful, not the most exciting, but certainly worth going to for a unique experience. The island is 20 km off the coast of Kuwait City and accessible via public ferry and private high-speed catamaran ferry. Plan to spend at least […]

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