Hi there! Welcome welcome! My name is Maya, I am an avid engineering student with a slight addiction to cooking and cuisine. If you ever find yourself with questions, comments, or would like to chat (I don't bite... at least when I'm not hungry!) please take a leisurely walk over to my "About" or "Contact" page.
Two days until liftoff! I will be off to Paris in just a few short days (French Open anyone?) and then onto my summer home - Dortmund, Germany. The excitement is starting to kick in :D This weekend I received a nice flavor of home; I traveled to Downtown Chicago to visit some family and sample the eclectic taste that Chicago never fails to offer. We went to Crepetown, a cute, small restaurant in Uptown where I ordered a "Triple Treat" - a crepe with fresh strawberries, bananas and blueberries topped with a berry glaze (below, left). A light, fresh and wonderful start to the morning. We also made a trip to Frontera, famously founded by Rick Bayless, an American chef with a focus on Mexican cuisine. We ordered a mix of appetizers and small treats including fresh chips and salsa, chicken in asparagus créma and a delicious, wholesome fresh corn tamale (below, right). Overall, a wonderful weekend trip to top off my stay at home base!