Weekender Series: Gijón & Oviedo

I checked the time on my phone and laughed. 14:46. I made my train with only four minutes to spare. I breathed a sigh of relief as the train zoomed out of the city at 175 miles an hour...


All About the Olive Oil

Did you know that Spain is the world's #1 producer of olive oil ? I visited an organic olive grove to learn all about it.

Weekender Series: SEGOVIA

"Did you try cochinillo?!" This is THE question you'll be asked if you ever mention visiting Segovia, a small city about an hour-and-a-half's drive north of Madrid. Segovia is best known for the stunning remains of the Roman aqueduct running through the city. They also have an awe-inspiring cathedral that towers over their Plaza Mayor, and the Alcázar, a … Continue reading Weekender Series: SEGOVIA


American Food Culture in Spain

As a dietitian, one my favorite things to ask people from different countries is what first comes to mind when they think of American food. By far the most common answer is "fast food," with “hamburgers” as a close second. Unfortunate, but I expected as much. However, some other very common answers did genuinely surprise … Continue reading American Food Culture in Spain


What It’s Like Living with a Spanish Family

the scoop on my new living situation including but not limited to: mollusks, carbs, #juicing, and siestas.


“Big Food” Tapas Showcase

Eating squid ink and tacos on balloons at a slaughterhouse-turned-art center... not your average Saturday.


England: Big Ben & Big Breakfasts

What is a full English breakfast? Delicious, that's what. The basic components include: Eggs. Bacon. Sausage. Toast. Baked Beans. Tomatoes. Mushrooms. Some variations might throw in potatoes or "black pudding" (a type of blood sausage). It's also known as a fry-up because everything is fried/heated in a pan, including the bread. Traditionally the eggs are over-easy; … Continue reading England: Big Ben & Big Breakfasts