Posts Tagged“Spain”

Paris

I am sure you have been made aware of the benefits of a ‘Mediterranean diet’ but a European lifestyle encompasses that and so much more. My wish is to share ‘What Europe taught me’ with you, so no matter how far away from the South of France you are, you can bring a bit of that lifestyle into your home. So what makes this American girl from Kansas City an expert? I lived in Spain; Catalunya to be precise, for six years and immersed myself in the culture completely. I moved when I was twenty and never looked back. I took the…

Summer Squash

I do not speak enough languages to express how spot-on this film is on living life abroad. Even if you are a Frenchman and your home is a two hour flight away, the fact of living in another country, or Spain to be exact, is so overwhelming you think there is nothing that could capture it. This film, L’auberge espagnole, though set in 2002, is so in line with my experiences in Barcelona it’s shocking. The way the protaganist interacts with the locals, the way he meets a plethora of people from other countries; it’s all there. He recounts upon meeting…

Culinary genius? Best Chef in the World? A generally amazing human being? Yes. All of the above. My husband and I were fortunate enough to meet Ferran Adria when he was in town for the exhibition on his work, Notes on Creativity, at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art here in Kansas City.  However, it was thanks to a local butcher shop here in town, that we were able to see this gastronomic artist. The Local Pig instagrammed that he was coming. A quick phone call and I found out what time he would be arriving. My husband and I quickly got ready and drove…