Ready to explore the world and create the food your inner adventurer craves?
You start another day of work and sigh, “There’s no way I can experience other cultures in a meaningful way and keep a steady job, too.”
You watch a movie filmed in a faraway land where the dining scenes feature plate after plate of colorful, beautifully presented foods and think… I’ll need to attend an expensive cooking school before I can prepare meals like that.
You love gathering family and friends around the table for laughter and a good meal—but it’s still a little disappointing having to serve your go-to dish …again. So you tell yourself that you’ll wow them with something new next time. (Haven’t you said that before?)
You long to share your joy of travel and favorite memories with others but wonder how to do so in a way they can relate and enjoy those memories with you.
Your eyes light up with anticipation when you see a kind of cake you’ve never tried on a menu. Yet concerned that one of the ingredients may not agree with you, you end up ordering the same-old dessert you had last time rather than what you really want…again.
But no more.
With international home cooking, you can have the cake of your choice and eat it, too. You’ll have:
Here’s the thing…
I believe you’re here to explore the world and experience its delicious variety.
I believe you’ve got what it takes to create the world’s great comfort foods, starting today.
Maybe all you need now are:
- generous servings of food and travel tales to inspire you.
- steady infusions of chef and baker secrets and surprising food facts so you can learn something new every day.
- dependable guidance on food preparation tools and techniques.
- simple, straightforward recipes made with wholesome, unrefined ingredients so each dish is as crazy good as it tastes.
- someone who has been where you are and will encourage you to stir up your creative gift and focus it on making foods from, well, everywhere.
I want to be that someone and help you know the satisfaction of discovering new flavors and places on the regular.
Consider me your culinary adventure companion!
Each of us has a story; here’s mine.
It began just before my 8th birthday. We were on a family trip to Montréal, Canada ~ my first time outside of the U.S. ~ when a woman smiled at me and said, “Bonjour!”
I was hooked.
From that day on, I pursued every opportunity to live and travel overseas, including a 2-year stint teaching English in Japan and a naval career that plunged me (happily!) into everyday living in Europe, Bermuda, and the Pacific Islands.
More than anything, I enjoyed the opportunities my travels gave me to connect face-to-face, heart-to-heart, with people around the world. So many beautiful people, from so many cultures, eating so many delicious foods.
By the time I moved to Las Cruces, I had lived in six countries on three different continents and traveled to fifteen more.
BUT AFTER A FEW YEARS IN MY SMALL SOUTHWESTERN CITY, I STARTED TO FEEL BOXED IN.
I began to feel I was missing out on the adventurous life I had imagined as a child. “What,” I asked God, “am I doing here?”
But over time, He led me to throw myself into exploring the region and its dishes. In time, I learned to prepare some of the local specialties at home. Finally, I learned to create tasty versions of favorite European and Asian dishes I’d come to love while living overseas.
And I broke out of that box.
As a result, I discovered that in cooking and baking foods from all over the world I can be an enthusiastic host and gatherer of neighbors, a dessert artist, an adventurer, even in my small city. The joy of diving deep into a culture and emerging with something tangible and tasty we can bless other people with is beyond price.
International home cooking transformed my perspective on the variety possible in a small town and my potential as a creative.
Now I live as much an adventure here at home as I did in any of those faraway places.
I can help you live the adventure, too.
At last, you can experience the contentment that comes when you explore the world through food. You can create timeless memories for those who matter most, in your present moment. And you most definitely can eat crazy good food from every nation on earth. Right where you are.
ADVENTURE IS WAITING BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO.
I’m cheering you on.