SHAPE: “What’s Cooking in Paradise?”

Morocco - Peggy Markel's Culinary Adventures

SHAPE sniffs out the best cooking schools in the most alluring settings around the world: “Immerse yourself into a world of exquisite luxury, bucolic beauty, heady hospitality and a symphony of tastes with Peggy Markel’s adventures.” What’s Cooking In Paradise? SHAPE Middle East Magazine June 2011 Read more.

High Atlas Needle and Thread.

Mubarak took us up the long winding trail above the Kasbah to the closest village called Ammand. Breathtaking in everyway, the splendor of white on white is a freshness that penetrates the dullest of senses. White cherry blossoms in the green valley, practically holds hands with a snow capped Mt. Toubkal at 13,655 ft. The sky is beyond blue. The call to prayer bounces off the nearby mountains as the runoff rushes full on in a waterfall down to the valley below.

Recipe: Tuscan Winter Salad with Egg

Writing about Capri today, I savor the thought of fresh cherry tomatoes with wild arugula, a signature summer dish with fruity extra-virgin olive oil. But in February, I am in Colorado, and this winter salad strikes a cord. It has a European sensibility and taste for a winter’s want for …