"With a little help from my friends"

I know exactly what your thinking: "this crazy woman is still hanging on to that stupid idea!". Yeap! I am a woman. I am crazy. And I'm still thinking about fulfilling "The Dream" :p
So, since it might take a while (years maybe?????) until we get on the move I have decided to start right here. I'll start with you guys (now you're rolling your eyes and acknowledging my madness): I want to learn your best recipes, the ones you're really good at (cheese pies, barbecues, crazy salads, lasagnas, pasta with wonderful tomato sauce, special sandwiches, you name it, it's your call). Or recipes from your family members and friends: grandmothers, aunties, cousins, best friend, ex-boyfriend, any relationship will do, as long as there's good home-made comfort food in between. I want to share that knowledge with the rest of the world (I know the world is bigger than my four followers, but hey, give me time!)
Give those neurons a good old shake, think about all that delicious food that is almost a secret and give me a call ("mi liga, vai..." with a sexy brazilian accent) or email me. All recipes and photos will only be published after your approval/consent and the credits are also yours. I'm just the student :)

So, now the dreaded question: who wants to be the first????? I want to see those arms up in the air! :D


I had a dream

I know it sounds a bit like Martin Luther King, but that's what happened. Last night I had a dream. A crazy one. But I woke up in a very good mood, so it can't be that bad, right?

In my dream, Marco and I engaged in a caravan trip throughout Europe to cook. But it was no ordinary holiday trip, instead a long-term commitment to experience and learn all of the good food cooked by ordinary people like ourselves, inside our little caravan or at people's houses.
We maintained a blog and shared Youtube videos as a home-caravan-made-program, sponsored by Food Network and Travel Channel. The caravan itself was courtesy of Mercedes-Benz and would be auctioned by the end of the program. Crazy right? Told you so!
Still, the seed had been sowed and the idea planted in the back of my mind so I timidly discussed it with Marco over today's breakfast. While telling him, I had the impression he thought I was absolutely out of my mind and in need of serious professional help. But no. He actually liked the idea and encouraged me to start the blog and establish connections in order to fulfill the dream. Maybe he also needs some serious professional help... Or maybe we are just right! And like he said: the worse it can happen to us is having no reply at all :)

So, here we are. Blog started amidst a weird mix of feelings. We love food, love traveling, love photography and love writing so what better way to accomplish all of these, combined, than this crazy adventure that came, not out of the blue but, out of a dream? We want to learn good local seazonal cooking from the best. We want to learn it from you!