Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Thursday, June 12, 2008

This morning I got up early (okay, well, earlier than normal) to attend a coffee hour hosted by the Women of the American Church. I felt a bit out of place at times among all those ladies of leisure (ie. the ones who lived in fancy apartments and who were just here for their husband's jobs), but it was still fun and I met some really interesting people (thanks once again to Leesa!).

The best part though was a talk given by a Turkish woman names Sibel Pinto. She talked for a good half an hour about her home country and the various regional cuisines. It was really interesting, and it definitely renewed my desire to go to Istanbul some day. She also made four dishes for us to try, and they were all delicious:Sibel speaks perfect English and has a catering service that she runs here in Paris. She does a lot of catering for office parties, dinners, etc. Here's her website in case anyone's interested: http://www.sibelpinto.com/8.html

4 Comments:

Blogger misschris said...

Oh well you never know. It could be fun and interesting to have a few of these ladies as your friends and allies! It's good to have diversity in your social circle even to the extreme.

That Turkish food is making me hungry btw!!!

June 12, 2008 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Great place Istanbul. Well worth a visit. I loved the markets, especially the arrays of spices.

June 12, 2008 at 8:24 PM  
Blogger Leesa said...

Oh... My mouth was really watering when she was describing all the dishes during her presentation!! The little appetizers (mezza??) were delish!! I can't wait to go to Turkey, now!! On y va... Road trip ... hehe...
Glad you had fun... I had a nice time catching up with some of the ladies I hadn't seen in months... That's true, though.. Most of the ladies can't work because they're hubby's have the work authorization but they don't..... And what's even more... The companies pick up the moving cost and the rent in Paris .. It's a great deal for those coming over to live for a few years... Ladies of leisure.. go out and explore Paris... Take care, Leesa

June 12, 2008 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger The Big Finn said...

Speaking as a man of leisure:

It's a damn good life!

June 13, 2008 at 12:30 AM  

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