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Nigerian-American Girl Cooking in France

Nigerian-American Girl Cooking in France

Americans over-romanticize French cuisine. When in fact, there’s nothing special about it. Though it does have Italian influences, it’s no Italy where they make pizza and pasta fresh, or Spain – masters of paella.  France produces grapes (for wine), brie cheese, and are experts at bread and fries (baguettes will never be the same for me). Today ... Read More

La Boqueria – Barcelona

La Borqueira is one of the many reasons why I love Barcelona. It’s a huge market in the famous La Rambla street. You can find just about any food item here: raw, cooked, produce, meats and chocolate. This is where I had my first paella (not pictured). We spent an hour or so here but literally ... Read More

What’s the hype about Macaroons?

For the past two summers, macaroons have been all over my Instagram feed. From college students to bloggers everyone seemed to be raving about them. So fall 2013 when study abroad in France became I reality, I made it a mission to try one of these pastries. So what exactly is a macaroon? A macaroon ... Read More
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Eat like a Local [Trip Tip #1]

I’m not claiming to be a “professional traveler” but in my opinion, my mom is. I’ve been to enough countries with her and have taken notes on how to get the most of a visit to another country, no matter the reason for travel. Trip Tip #1 – Eat like a native. Upon arrival, you may be tempted to ... Read More