Then: At 5:30 a.m. on a Tuesday, I was rattled from my sleep with an idea. The sit-up-straight-out-of-bed kind of idea. Instead of setting up shop at one French cooking school, what if I hopped around the European continent and sampled from a variety of courses in different cities and countries? That's how Culinary Hopscotch was born. Follow me on an epicurean tour of cooking schools in countries around Europe and beyond. I'll be traveling and cooking for about three months, so if you're curious about where I'm headed, just ask. Otherwise, I'll be updating my whereabouts in the Twitter section on the right. The culinary crusade starts on January 29, 2010, and I'll be doing it all in a carry-on.

Now: We live in Portland, a culinary capital in its own right. I man the stove chez nous and plan our meals weekly on a colorful pad from Anthropologie. Things have changed a bit from the old school days of Culinary Hopscotch, but it makes sense (to me) to keep it alive. Look for posts on restaurants we visit, culinary happenings in the news, what's on the menu in our kitchen, and more!

Been There, Cooked That

Monday, April 18, 2011

Culinary Hopscotch Continues!

I cannot wait for June. I just can't. Not only are we heading to Capri to see our good friends tie the knot, but we will also be spending some time in London. 

It's an amazing city...a favorite in fact. And despite the stereotypes about the food, I'm planning to take some cooking classes while I'm there. 

Keep your eye on the blog for the latest and greatest!


  1. anyone who says the food in london sucks, isnt spending enough £££, or isnt hanging out with me. fortunately for you, you'll be in good hands. cant wait to see u xxx

  2. Hi - Saw your blog listed on Chef Andrea Consoli's page - we took a cooking class from him last October, it was great fun. I have loved reading about your culinary adventures - oh to be young again! I hope you keep going...and how about posting some recipes? xo, Nan

  3. Thanks for your note, Pots and Pins! I'm so glad you found my blog on Chef Consoli's page. Too cool! I'm actually leaving on another trip today, so there will be more to read about in a few weeks. Stay tuned! And thanks for the suggestion about recipes. Will do!