So….the glamourous life of working in far-flung locations. Someday I might experience that…in the meantime I tend to spend too much time in airline lounges and taxi cabs. For now, until I find the glamour, I do try to at least sneak out and enjoy the various places I travel to, even if it is only for fleeting moments. The lastest of these fleeting moments was the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria….or just La Boqueria. Much to the amusement of the colleagues who joined me, I was in food heaven and practically dancing through the aisles. The meat, the fruit, the veg, the eggs! It was a feast for all the senses, sight sound smell….the people were fabulous the smells intoxicating and the colours splendid. Without wittering on too much I walked out with a very expensive piece of Jamon Iberico (from acorn-fed free range pigs), a nice Chorizo Picante, a sack of dried mushrooms and a tin of olive oil. Now I just need a bit of bread and I am set!
I started long ago in San Diego, stopped in Orléans, Boulder, Paris, Austin, Göttingen….and finally landed in London! Along the way I was an English Teacher, Biochemist, Project Manager, Publications Planner and now work in PR! I am really passionate about good food and good ingredients. I especially love helping children discover how fun and rewarding it is to cook, and understand where all their ingredients come from. The illustrations with my cooking with kids posts are by my longtime friend Katherine, you can see more of her work here: http://www.coroflot.com/katherineataylor I've just moved to France and am 'rehabilitating' an 18th century farmhouse with the aim to open up a holiday location (BnB and gite) and cooking school, so I better start working on my rusty French!