Week 10: Portugal

Porto
Porto

You know those TV episodes that start out as a complete disaster? You wonder how the characters ever got themselves into that particular situation. And then the scene pauses and these bold words appear… 24 hours earlier… Let’s imagine this is that episode. Start with me running around the kitchen, slightly drunk, nothing at all cooked, and the doorbell rings, “AHHH”… Continue reading

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Week 9: Switzerland

My Swiss Chalet
My Swiss Chalet

Switzerland couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. It was our last dinner before Christmas, and when I think of Switzerland in winter images of snow capped mountains, cozy ski cabins, turtlenecks, and fondue come to mind. We planned a night of fondue like no other – a three course meal of dipping delicious food into vats of boiling cheese, oil, and chocolate. Continue reading

Week 2: Spain

Adding the final touches
Adding the final touches

For our second week we moved to Spain. Sergio was set on making a bomb Paella and I was excited to make one of my favorite dishes- Gazpacho. There are certain foods and dishes that I absolutely love and I always want others to share in that love. I understand that sometimes I get overzealous and end up sounding like I’m being paid by that food’s foundation. But hey, I love what I love. Foods that I’m particularly fond ofย are beets, burrata, and gazpacho. I understand these may not seem appealing to everyone at first, but I think they are life changers. Continue reading