About Us

About Us

With their children gone, Linda and George re-imagined their life. Linda quit her job teaching and George, a retired Air Force pilot, started cooking. They opened their first cooking school in Tuscany, Italy, then San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and lastly, Havana, Cuba. More than anything, Linda and George love living like a local and experiencing life through food, fun and people!


These two high-school sweethearts, both from New Orleans, combined their love of food and travel with the world.  

George, a pilot and Linda, a school teacher, always spent their summers traveling the world in search of local customs. “I never wanted to be a tourist--I wanted to be a local,” says Linda of her years of travel. “I found myself bringing home souvenirs from local grocery stores.” During their journeys around the world, George and Linda were lucky enough to live around the world. This allowed them to experience the "real world" where they got to cook and eat in both obscure and off-the-beaten-path kitchens.  

During his "travels" George could often be found in the kitchen making traditional dishes with the local women; while Linda fell in love with the people, the food, the art, and the sense of community immediately. 

We want to share our experiences with everyone! 

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