2013: A Food Odyssey
February 28th 2013 is a very important date for me – it is the first day of a major new chapter in my life. After 13 years, I will give up my permanent, pensionable job to embark on a food odyssey.
The downturn in the Irish economy has handed me a golden opportunity. eircom urgently needs to “right fit” its employee base and has offered voluntary redundancy to its staff. For me, this has come at exactly the right juncture in my life. I have long been fascinated by food & food culture (see my “About Me” page) and so have decided to take a few months out to follow my food passion.
My husband & I have purchased a camper van and in early May we will set off on a food odyssey around Europe. We will spend a number of months travelling from country to country, region to region, discovering a world of food. We will savour local delights, poke around food markets, meet local producers and experience local food customs.
We would love for you to join us on our journey and so I will be posting regularly to this blog. We have pulled together a draft route for our odyssey, but really have yet to decide exactly where we will go. We want the trip to be relatively organic – if we find a place we like or get a great tip, we want to be able to spend some extra time exploring or deviate from our planned route.
We are very keen to get your input – please share your experience and knowledge with us so that we can make this an expedition to remember. You will find the current draft of the map on the “Map” page – please feel free to leave your thoughts and suggestions using the “Comments” feature. We will be updating the map regularly, both before we leave and while on the road, so you can see exactly where the road is taking us. If you’d like to keep up with our travels and adventures, please sign up to follow our blog via e-mail.
We look forward to having you aboard!