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)?