What started as a blog about food and language learning, hence the name Cooking in Tongues, has evolved as my focus and interests have changed. My current goal is to document our travels and provide useful information for those planning their own adventures. As such, the pages listed on the blog header offer a detailed index of posts related to a particular destination. Food and language learning, however, continue to color the blog as we travel and discover new passions.
In 2012-2013 our home base shifted from Washington DC to the south of France where, aside from the expected partaking of food, wine, language and culture, we discovered France’s extensive network of hiking trails, many of which you will find documented on this site.
Who am I? My first career was as a CPA, one in which I quickly lost interest. I next flirted with culinary school and landscape design before earning a masters in teaching English as a second language. Although I taught English in both in the US and China, my real love remains language learning. Since my first immersion experience in France at the age of 32 I’ve been to more than 20 language schools in 10 different countries studying 5 different languages. I started the blog in 2010 to add a focus to my interests and travels.
Questions, comments and suggestions are always welcome.