Category Food

Towers, churches, and polenta dolce in Bergamo’s Citta Alta

I’m in Italy this weekend with my twin sister, Heather, and her husband and in-laws. The in-laws are living in Milan as mission presidents, but they took a break from presidential duties to show us around. We started out this morning with a stop in Bergamo, where we spent an hour or so exploring the […]

When you get to Italy

The first thing you do is make home made bruschetta.  Yummm.

Work and waffles in Brussels

I’m in Brussels for a quick work trip. Took the Eurostar over this afternoon and of course the first thing I did upon arriving was get a gauffre in the gare. Because that’s what you do.  Then work work work till late, and then (drumroll) a walk down into centre ville for a pita . […]

Seattle! 

Last week in Madrid and Munich, next week in Seattle. I flew out on Saturday to have a weekend without work.  Justin met me at the airport with a bunch of lilies.  Then we got some tacos to stave off jet lag for a few more hours.  And then went to his house where my […]

Tagliatelle in Munich

Two days in Munich and all I saw was the office and the Marriott. I ordered room service to avoid losing time in the restaurant–the hope was to get out for a run through the city center.  Sadly, the pasta was not delicious and I still ended up working till 1am. 

Salmon at midnight in Madrid

When one misses one’s flight and gets in to Madrid too late for a proper dinner, one makes do with smoked salmon and sparkling water.   Life could definitely be harder.

Dear England

On a scale from 0 to Mr Darcy, how English is it to eat crumpets, and does it help if they’re eaten with butter and Nutella for dinner after getting home from work at midnight?