Projects

So ive been trying to keep busy with little things here and there.  Among the projects is a charity dinner party for meals on wheels coming up this week.  20 hungry guests, 4 courses, 2 cooks, lots of food.  Heres a look into day one. Home made parmesean fresh, RAW goats milk. Thanks Dan! Pork…

Donde esta senor marco polo?

Good news- Im Finally back home in Chicago. Bad news- I was stuck in morocco for a while. (Thank you and love you U.S. embassy) Great news- I was recently in Napa valley for the Almost Famous S. Pellegrino competition.  Which I won last year and Kendall won again this year! Ive been back for…

marco in malaga

Defidently did not plan on coming through here, but it seemed to have turned out for the best.  After a night in barcelona fate seemed to have wanted me to go to the south of spain before I go to morocco.  Though Im not complaining.  Take a look for yourself.     Next stop, morocco.

Carcassonne

Whats a Carcassonne you ask?  A small town just south of Castres which took some back tracking towards Toulouse to make our way around the mountains.  The town was a relative ghost town to much tourists.  Probably because of how frigidly cold it was!  Though bundled in layers of shirts, sweaters, scarved and hoodies we…

neige!

Finally have a nice snowy day here in Castres! Thought it would never happen in this not so hidden gem called the south of France, but I gotta say its a nice change of pace compared to the winter we had to deal with in Chicago last year… Thats Chicago baby!

Markets

Anyone who is a cook or any sort of a foodie knows their way around their local farmers market.  Every market has its own personality which is part of what makes it special.  In Chicago we have the green city market which goes year round with farmers from all over the Midwest.  Farmers and foodies…

Castre!

With my vacation over I am on to the next chapter of this voyage. After a few nights in a hostel ran by Spiccoli I left for a full day of train riding.  Starting in San Sebastian I went to Hendaye, bayonne, tolouse to finally arrive in Castres, France sometime after 10.  The town reminds…