Lifestyle (and seafood) to admire – Cascais Portugal
Shellfish on display at Mar do Inferno restaurant

Lifestyle (and seafood) to admire – Cascais Portugal

Having time to enjoy life –- and those dual roles -- is a big part of the Portuguese lifestyle, those here tell us, even busy parents with dual-career households and making time for delicious long lunches is part of that.

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On a culinary tour of New Orleans with a former history teacher
Naif Shahady leads New Orleans Culinary Tour

On a culinary tour of New Orleans with a former history teacher

We’re in the so-called Mystery Dining Room at Antoine’s in New Orleans, the famous restaurant that has been operated continuously by the same family since 1840, our first stop on a wonderful New Orleans Culinary History Tour through the French Quarter led by former history teacher Naif Shahady.

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An old-fashioned family crab boil in Lake Charles, LA
Marilyn Dawdy with dinner

An old-fashioned family crab boil in Lake Charles, LA

I’m at a Fais-Do-Do, A Cajun Dance party, at Travel Media Showcase and Marilyn Dawdy, I learn, mid-lesson, is catering the big event for the conference in the Lake Charles Civic Center overlooking Lake Charles.

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