Press & Media


Listen to Sasha speak with NPR Studio Tulsa

In this 30-minute interview, listeners learn all about the origins of Global Table Adventure. More photos on our Facebook fan page. (Audio recording copyright KWGS used with permission.)

Press by Date

Sometime around spring of 2012 (after being on Travel with Rick Steves, I couldn’t keep track of the press anymore. Our recipes and photos have been shared at places like Bon Appetit, Huffington Post, the Smithsonian, CNNGo (CNN’s travel site), and more. We even had a profile in Penzey’s Spices, my favorite spice company, as well as Darling Magazine.

 I’m so sincerely grateful and honored.

01.07.12 Travel with Rick Steves

I chat with Rick Steves on his acclaimed NPR show Travel with Rick Steves (interview starts around 33 min), aired in almost 200 cities across the USA. Rick says “This is brilliant! … We’ve promoted a lot of web sites over the years on this show and I’m really enthusiastic about this one… [Global Table Adventure] is a ‘peace and understanding’ kind of initiative and what a clever and beautiful way to do it.” Thank you, Rick!

09.03.11 OK Foodie KRMG (AM 740)

On this episode of OK Foodie I prepare three breakfast dishes from around the world for a live studio audience (more than two dozen foodies). Hosted by the fabulous Dan Potter and Amanda Jane Simcoe. Listen to the 40 minute interview here.

06.23.11 Whole Living

A beautiful write-up about GTA by Sophie Herbert on Martha Stewart’s web site, Whole Living. In Sophie’s words:

In this ever-increasingly interconnected world, highlighting stories of positive transformation are more important than ever.  I respect Sasha for doing just that. Her project offsets the onslaught of negative and, at times, exploitative media by uniquely encouraging tolerance and global awareness.  We are undisputedly and universally bound by our basic needs: food, sleep, shelter, and love (Yes, I consider love a necessity verses a bonus).

06.06.11  Tulsa Business Journal

Kimberly Hill writes a feature story called “Exploring the world one bite at a time,” all about our Adventure. She writes:

In this day and age, when headlines seem glued to ongoing war, natural disasters and controversial politicians, GTA exudes warmth.

… “When I was really little, my mom would stand me up on a chair and give me a piece of her pie dough and say, ‘make whatever you want with it,'” Sasha remembered. “It’d bake and be terrible, but I learned to love the creativity.”

May-June 2011  Afar Magazine

I wrote an article on Austria’s sachertorte in the award-winning international travel magazine, Afar. (Winner of the 2010 Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Magazine).

02.17.11 TulsaPeople

Food Editor Judy Allen, former Senior Editor at Martha Stewart Living, writes another piece about Global Table Adventure in the Table Talk section of TulsaPeople. She entices readers with the pupusa we made for El Salvador. Yum!

01.19.11 Tulsa World

Natalie Mikles writes a feature story on Global Table, Tulsa chef cooks by country and blogs about it. In Natalie’s words:

“A map of the world hangs on a wall in Sasha Martin’s dining room. Glittery stars dot nearly every continent, not with the places Martin has traveled but with the food she has eaten […] “I try to tell the positive stories,” she said. “In the world, we know there’s war, poverty, tragedy. I want whoever is reading to feel uplifted. Enough people are already talking about the bad things.”

12.29.10 Food 52

A glowing review of Global Table Adventure is posted on the popular web site Food 52, the creation of Amanda Hesser, who has been a columnist for the New York Times since 1997, and Merrill Stubbs, a Cook’s Illustrated Test Kitchen veteran. Awesome! They say:

Chock-a-block with research and recipes on little known international cuisines, the site is an intelligent, accessible hub of in-depth information one might only gather from a meal with a local. Do not fear the site’s ambitious mission — you’ll be thrilled, as we are, to have Martin and her family distill otherwise vastly diverse culinary cultures into immediately digestible form.

09.23.10 Urban Tulsa

Full page article in the 2010 Annual Manual, Global Adventure: A Tulsa mom takes a world tour from the comfort of her kitchen. Written by Joseph Hamilton. (See page 43)

Martin always makes a concerted effort to buy all of her ingredients locally. Her philosophy is that since she wants to offer the recipes and cuisines to the average person in the average town, ingredients that are inaccessible to all but big city dwellers would be counter-productive to the goal.

09.01.10 Oklahoma Magazine

Watch for my ongoing Food column in Oklahoma Magazine.

08.02.10 NPR Studio Tulsa

Rich Fisher of NPR Studio Tulsa, KWGS 89.5 interviews Sasha Martin of Global Table Adventure. In this thirty minute interview, A Tulsa-Based Blogger and Her Ongoing “Global Table Adventure” (may take a few moments to load), listeners learn all about the origins of Global Table Adventure as well as behind the scenes stories.

Listen to the 30 minute interview Check out the photos on our Facebook fan page.  (Audio recording copyright KWGS shared with permission.)

05.12.10 Wesleyan Connection

Global Table Adventure is featured in Wesleyan Connection’s Alumni News by Nina Terebessy ’11 and Cynthia Rockwell. I got my B.A. from Wesleyan University, class of ’02. Go Wes!

05.01.10  TulsaPeople Magazine

Food Editor Judy Allen writes about Global Table Adventure in the Table Talk section of TulsaPeople (she’s the former Senior Editor at Martha Stewart Living!)

03.11.10   Fox 23 News

Investigative reporter Emily Sinovic interviews me in A Tulsa Mom Cooks Her Way ‘Round The World. Check out the “behind the scene” photos on our Facebook fan page

Other Writing…

Past contributor to Tulsa Food, the city’s source for food & dining reviews.

Contributor to Art of Manliness (Valentine’s Day special) where the lost art of manliness is revived.

Mentions of Note

Karen Coates, of Rambling Spoon gives a lovely shout-out to Global Table Adventure. Thank you, Karen!

Global Table named one of Culinary Arts College’s 50 Amazing Food & Travel Blogs


  1. edwina cloherty says

    What to say except you are one amazing young woman. As far as creativity goes, the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. Keep it up and I toast your success.

    Edwina Cloherty – Jamestown, RI-

  2. G’day! I am trying to contact you via your contact link and am unable to as with both Mozilla and IT current versions, the CAPTCHA code is missing. I have taken a screen shot. Is there an email address I can contact you direct? (As I was unable to find one on the site) Thank you and look forward to your reply! Hope you have a great day too!

    LOVE the concept of your site and love learning about thr world all through you and your family’s eyes too! 🙂

  3. What a great idea! I like your recipes too. I cook Indian a lot, Turkish and Japanese b/c that’s where I settled when I was travelling for longer lengths of time…and I had to cook!
    Once you get romantically involved with a local…well, there’s no way around it- you WILL learn to cook! and to use what’s on hand.
    I actually can’t cook much Canadian food….

  4. There are a few easy Turkish recipes on my website if you want to check it out:
    Also- a love story set in Turkey.

  5. Just wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity in your post is simply
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    Thanks a million and please carry on the gratifying work.

  6. Fun video re: romantic adventure set in Turkey addresses human rights, risk and the requirements for love.
    Based on my experiences in Turkey- I married a Kurdish freedom fighter. Lots of cooking stuff in the book- I had to learn to cook without an oven,microwave, frozen or canned food…and new ingredients. I can cook now, but at age 32….
    Thank you for watching the video!!!

  7. Hi, I really enjoyed your website and your global culinary adventure.

    I’m working in a world, WILD food project I thought you might be interested in.

    Street Food: urban foraging and world food.

    It’s a recipe book which matches seasonal wild food and world food. We begin in January and go through month by month, with recipes for a 3 course meal from a different community each month. For example, in January there are recipes from South East Asia including rice wraps with wild herbs and Chickweed salad with spicy dressing.

    Currently crowdfunding so get in touch if you’re interested

    with love and peace

  8. Edwina cloherty says

    How is your creative mom these days? I think about her often when I make certain soups -lentils especially and when I use Hungarian paprika.

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