Thank you for visiting our blog site. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Needless to say, food and travel have always been important to our family. In 2014, Mary Beth and I pulled up stakes and moved from Grosse Pointe, Michigan to Sarasota. It was a huge jump but we have loved every minute in our new home. Actually, things have not changed that much. Mary Beth has become re-certified with the Sarasota Schools and I am teaching Italian cooking classes at SunCoast Tech College plus leading our culinary tour groups back to Tuscany each fall. We are very grateful for all our blessings. e-mail Doug and Mary Beth Cordier, at: or call at 313-300-3401