Buon Giorno friends and family!

Welcome to "Blogging from the Boot", Where you can read all about my adventures spent in Italy. I will be attending the International Culinary Institute for Foreigners in beautiful Costigliole d'Asti. Along the way I will be cooking, eating, learning, and all around submerging myself in the rich and delicious culture of Italy. Mangia Mangia!

International Culinary Institute for Foreigners in Costigliole d'Asti

Friday, June 11, 2010

First week of stage!

Ciao Tutti!

I have officially been working now for 5 days at the restaurant. I feel like I am helping out a lot here. The beach is beautiful and I feel really happy/peaceful here if not a little lonely.

Tomorrow morning I am going to wake up and go to the little cafe that is right by the hotel for my morning ritual of an espresso and marmalade croissant. Then I will probably lay out at the beach for awhile and come back and cook lunch for me and the front desk clerk, Laura.

Today, Laura gets a phone call from the owner's son and Chef of La Ghinghetta, Luca. He was very concerned that I wasn't eating enough!! I had to assure him that yes, I cook lunch everyday and am getting more than enough to eat ;) It is nice to know that even here in Sardinia and despite the language barriers there are still good people out there. I feel very taken care of here and am happy to do as much as I can to help out. Laura is my first friend here, she speaks perfect English, as well as Italian, French, German, and Arabic!!! She helps me with my Italian by printing out practice sheets for me to study and I return the favour by helping her with cleaning rooms, dusting windows, setting up the dining room or whatever. One of the highlights of my day is also cooking lunch for us and sitting down to chat about various things.

Anyway, that is about it here in Sardinia. I miss you all and will post again soon. Ciao!!!

1 comment:

  1. I don't have much to say after reading your fascinating posts! Imagine that! Just sending lots of LOVE your way!