I know I am a little behind on what I promised to show you (my last project, and all of history week) but I just couldn’t wait to show you our new project and the research that we had to do for it today.  For our final project (crazy that I am already to that point) we are doing a gastronomic institute in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. I really love the concept of this project especially since I love to cook, and being able to meld these two passions is just incredible.

Today, as part of our research, we went to TECOMAH, a vocational high school outside of Paris that specializes in fields like landscaping, environmental studies and cooking.  Nestled in a cozy yet refined forest on top of a rolling hill, if there was a such a thing as a magical fairy land, this would be it. Even better than the setting were the people; happy and smiling even an hour before the sun had begun to rise.  It was so wonderful to observe a school day and to begin to understand the needs that go into this type of training, and I am so thankful that everyone was so willing to help us understand what it all entailed even though it was of no benefit to them. We get to return on next Tuesday for follow-up research, and lunch; I can’t wait!

Oh and those crepes you see there? Yes, we did get to eat those. And yes they were easily one of the best things I have had here.

And that says a lot.

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It has been way too long since I have had time to post something, but today (as of 17 minutes ago) is my birthday! woohoo! So here are some of my favorite pictures of my time abroad so far.


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Courtesy of the awesome photography skills of Dana Taylor

Courtesy of the awesome photography skills of Dana Taylor

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