The short story:
Early 30-something (this I still can’t believe). Natural redhead (I would hope with a blog name such as mine). Philadelphia native. Spanish speaker. Chai latte lover. Bibliophile. Chef extraordinaire (wanna be). And finally-travel addict (I live and breathe it).
By the time I became a teenager I was obsessed with travel and getting my first passport stamp. Flash forward a few years and when I turned 16 I embarked on my first ever international trip…alone. I traveled to Queretaro, Mexico by way of Mexico City where I spent three weeks living as an exchange student with a Mexican host family. Their incredible kindness is somethingI’ve never忘记了。
In college I had the chance to study abroad not once but twice (I was a Spanish major in case you couldn’t guess). I spent a semester in Costa Rica during my sophomore year and a semester in Spain during my junior year. I did everything from wading in mangroves to freezing my arse off at the top of a Costa Rican volcano to learning to dance the sevillana, gorging myself on my Spanish host mom’scroquetas（丸子），甚至掌握西班牙语，包括经常难以辨认的安达卢西亚口音。哦，对了，还有那个时候，我花了一个月时间在首尔，韩国留学在我的西班牙语就派上了用场...决不。总之，出国留学在三个不同的大洲三次是我一生中最关键的经验。
Since then? Well, I’ve been working for the man (i.e. the 9-5 one) because in short, I wasnever a backpackerand never will be (i.e. I don’t want to scrimp while traveling).
So where do adventures in cooking & food fit into all of this?
Well, after coming to the realization that my blog would quickly lose steam and momentum since I wasn’t able to travel all the time, I knew that I would need to find other topics to blog about and cooking and food seemed like a natural fit since they’re both so有着千丝万缕tied to travel.
As a kid I loved to bake (I had a cookbook called theABCs of Baking)。Now that I’m older I still love to bake but cooking has become more of my passion. I enjoy making foods from different countries. What’s the next best thing to eating a croque monsieur in Paris?Making your own。
I also wrote a book (完整的循环)which is no small feat considering I have a job, this blog and a life. Check it out for yourself why don’t you?