Developing Kids’ Global Palate

Developing Kids’ Global Palate

A major perk to travel (at least for me) is the opportunity to indulge in new flavors and styles of cuisine. Whenever I’m planning a trip, my list of must-do’s is mostly made up of places to eat. As comedian Jim Gaffigan once said, “Vacations are really just about eating somewhere we’ve never eaten before.” In all honesty, food really does add to the sensory experience of a new destination by allowing us to taste a culture other than our own. We are what we eat, right? However, kids aren’t…

Favorite Scottish Eats and Drinks

Favorite Scottish Eats and Drinks

While I was working the bar the other night, I had the pleasure of running into my favorite couple from Glasgow. It had felt serendipitous when I first met them, as I had just found out about my opportunity to travel to Scotland. At the time I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off financially so close to my other planned travels, but after talking to them I knew I was going do whatever I had to in order to get my family to Glasgow. I worked my booty…

The Crab Cooker Newport Beach

The Crab Cooker Newport Beach

Some of you may not know this, but I am part mermaid. I live and breathe for the sea, which includes eating the wonderful delights swimming below. Hey, a good seafood dinner is like aged steak to a mermaid and I LOVE a good seafood feast. Luckily, I grew up and still live near the beautiful coast of Newport Beach, California and fresh seafood is never too far away. Now that I am a mama, I enjoy sharing my passion for beach life and food with my kids and that…

Global Cuisine in the OC

Global Cuisine in the OC

There has been some recent discussion about a Dutch girl, Zilla van den Born, who fooled her friends and family by faking a trip to Southeast Asia via social media. Some people got really heated, calling her stunt a scam. I however, I thought it was rather brilliant. Through manipulating photos on her social media accounts, she was able to fake a whole vacation! I actually, thought about this before while looking at people’s terrible travel photos and selfies with no perspective, no points of reference, or landmarks, just jumbo…