In My Belly for 2010

This time last year, I got a Fortunate You necklace from Tea Stain clothing in Sacramento. The fortune said: “You will step on the soil of many countries.”

A combination of wanderlust, luck and professional opportunity made that fortune come true in 2010.

I sampled fresh fish and explored new flavors in Russia as a guest lecturer for St. Petersburg State University.
Salmon fricassee

We celebrated my birthday with ceviche on the beach in Ensenada.
Ceviches de Camaron from Los Primos #fb

Finally, I left my Sacramento newsroom behind and became the Newark Patch editor. In this Alameda County city, I cover news, politics, crime and other issues that matter to Newark residents. Plus, I have a chance to profile all the amazing food spots in Newark.
Mexico Tortilla Factory

You can find rest of my album, “In My Tummy: 2010,” on Flickr.
What do you think? What should I try next?

In My Tummy | 2010

Roam – if you want to…

There are times when I go stir-crazy at home.

When the travel bug hits – I could follow in the footsteps of an 80’s band and lose myself in videos of mountain climbers, martial artists and tribal leaders.

“Roam if you want to-oo… Roam around the world” – by the B52s.

Or – I can hit the road and use food as my ticket to another country.

Fresh veggies in an Oakland garden transported us to Italy. Scott insisted on picking his heirloom tomatoes moments before he was ready to prep them for this delightful caprese platter with fresh basil leaves, fresh mozzarella balls and sourdough baguette slices.
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