Ashley is an American expat residing in Istanbul, Turkey. She is your quintessential “dreaming artist” who loves to travel and experience culture via food. Her time studying art in university lead her first to Italy, where she chased Caravaggio through museums and lived briefly. It was during this time in Italy that life then led her to Istanbul, where she has now lived for the last 10 years. However, food has always been at the forefront of her expeditions. A “traditionalist”, she would love nothing more than to sit with your grandma all day and learn how to prepare a dish handed through generations. At home, she likes to use traditional methods while also marrying flavors from countries she visited. She met Aftertaste blog through Eleonora. They met in Istanbul and bonded over life, Italy, Turkey, and food.