A couple of months ago I spent a few days wandering through San Francisco. In need of a creative kick-start and a little adventure, this foodie city was the perfect place to explore. I loved everything about the trip. I shopped at a farmer’s market with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and sat at the counter at an amazing seafood restaurant in Little Italy watching every dish ordered be prepared. I had lunch with a man I met on the streets of China Town and listened to the story of how he came to the US and about the 30 years he had spent living in China Town. I bought fortune cookies made before my eyes and a tiffin box for my collection. I spent hours in coffee shops eating my weight in croissants and met a quiche that ruined me for all other attempts at the dish. I watched the sun go down from a boat on the San Francisco Bay and sailed under the cities iconic bridges. I read, I wrote, and I walked until I could not consider another step. Soul refreshed.
Here is the thing about seeking out adventure- it’s never over. It just leads us to thenext place we are supposed to be. San Francisco was amazing and just what I needed, but crossing some of those things off my list just made room for more. When I got home, I knew I had to try to make Bi-Rite’s famous salted caramel ice cream and see if I could make Tartine’s quiche a part of my life.
One down…one to go! One down…I should really make a list!
Culinary Adventures (or probably mis-adventures!)
What’s on your list of things to eat, recipes to master, and things to embrace?