Michelle M. Winner

Michelle was born with a fork in her hand. As a culinary travel writer and confirmed foodophile she delights in the world-wide discovery of new flavor profiles, spices, salts and herbs. Based in one of the world's foodie meccas; Portland, Oregon, not far from "Pinot Noir Heaven" Michelle shares food news and chef's recipes. Her photography has appeared in Saveur Magazine and she has contributed culinary travel articles to Forbes online, WSJ online, Business Insider, Condé Nast Digital Media, Islands magazine and many others. A confirmed globetrotter, she still keeps her bags packed and fork in hand (well . . . except through airport security.)

Loukoumi The Greek Turkish Delight

Loukoumi is the Greek name for Turkish Delight made and enjoyed throughout Greece. Cooks make this sweet in their own kitchens or buy them from specialty candy making shops.

New Orleans’ Sweet Potato Cheesecake Pie

Five generations ago in the Galatoire family Jean Gatatoire emigrated from Pardies, France bringing his treasured family recipes with him. Settling in New Orleans, in 1905 he opened Galatoire’s restaurant on Bourbon Street. Today the tradition of French-influenced cuisine with a decidedly Southern Louisiana twist, coupled with superior service continues to make Galatoire’s a favorite of the crescent city’s locals and visitors alike.

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