Hello! I’m Jess.

This is a blog dedicated to my one true love: food.

I’m originally from St. Louis, Missouri but in 2014 I moved to Galicia, Spain to teach English.

During my first year here, I lived in a little rural fishing town right on the coast. The town is known for its shellfish, especially mussels. I worked in a public high school and did my best to learn the culture, speak the language, and not appear as a guiri (a big ol’ foreigner). I’m sure I still did.


Eventually I moved to Santiago de Compostela, where I currently live. Now I work in an even more rural elementary school about an hour away (only 70 kids in the whole school, and 500 people in the whole town!).




I really love it here, and I’m fortunate to be able to call Galicia home. Where else in the world will you be handed a bag full of homegrown lemons because your neighbor brought too many back from his aldea (home village)? 


I’m really excited to share recipes I’ve learned here in Spain and also good old recipes from home.

Galician cuisine is all about letting quality ingredients shine through. Sometimes a bit of paprika and olive oil is all you need. Maybe some garlic and lemon, or a bit of parsley. The dishes are healthy, fresh, and they’ve been passed down for thousands of years.