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2011 Michelin Star Count

Last thing I cooked

  • - ga kho (stewed chicken with ginger and caramel sauce)

    - canh chua (hot and sour fish soup)

    - tom rang me (tamarind prawns)

    - rau muong xao (stir-fried morning glory)

Last notable thing I ate out

  • @Angry Man Chicken and Waffle

    Fried chicken

    Buttermilk waffle with homemade caramel sauce

Bucket List

  • Listed in order as I dream them up...
    1. Fill every page in my passport
    2. Live in Europe
    3. Learn to speak French
    4. Dine at a Michelin 3-star restaurant - Fat Duck & French Laundry
    5. Travel to every continent except Antarctica
    6. Drive all out on the autobahn
    7. Dine at El Bulli
    8. Visit the Nurburgring
    9. Wander around a farmers market in Paris
    10. Own a bakery/patisserie
    11. Visit an eastern European city - Dubrovnik & Herceg Novi
    12. Take the Eurostar from London to Paris
    13. Experience an opera at Teatro alla Scala
    14. Experience an opera at the Royal Opera House
    15. Run with the bulls in Pamplona
    16. Get hit with a tomato at La Tomatina
    17. Visit the reopened BMW Museum in Munich
    18. Visit the Audi factory and museum in Ingolstadt
    19. Attend an Audi Driver's Day
    20. Take a class at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris
    21. Watch the sunset over the Seine
    22. Go truffle hunting in Italy
    23. Ski/snowboard in Europe - Germany
    24. Travel to South America
    25. Take a trip back to Vietnam
    26. Attend Oktoberfest
    27. Visit Greece
    28. See the remains of the Berlin Wall - During Obama's pre-election speech
    29. Drink Guiness in Dublin
    30. Get lost at the Notting Hill Carnival
    31. Drive on a Formula 1 race track
    32. Drive my own car on a race track - Sears Point, Laguna Seca, Buttonwillow, Thunderhill
    33. Attend an outdoor concert in a London park - Diana Krall & Jack Johnson
    34. Go on safari in Africa
    35. Attend a race at Ascot
    36. Attend a rugby match
    37. Watch the SJ Sharks win the Stanley Cup
    38. Attend a tennis match at Wimbledon
    39. Attend a cricket match
    40. Jump out of a plane
    41. Hike Half Dome in Yosemite - twice!
    42. Complete my MBA
    43. Train as a cook/chef
    44. Write a book
    45. Complete a marathon - Nike Women's Marathon
    46. Complete a century bike ride
    47. Drive down the California coast line in a convertible
    48. Drive down Route 66

About Me

  • I'm an American expat trading the Golden Gate Bridge for the London Bridge. If "Londoncisco" were a city I'd move there immediately. I'm a West London girl who LOVES food and cooking. In the immortal words of Julia Child - "Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. Bon appetit!"

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