About An Omnivore Abroad

Hello, I’m Mimi

I’m a food-motivated travel enthusiast living in southern California. Although I’m a writer by profession, my real passions are eating, writing about food, sharing culinary travel stories, and helping friends and strangers plan memorable trips. I believe that one of the best ways you can experience a city is through its food, whether at world-famous restaurants, a local hole-in-the-wall diner, or a neighborhood market.

Some facts about me

  • I lived in London for a year while in grad school. It was one of the best years of my life and I dream about living abroad again.
  • I plan all my travel around food first.
  • My latest resolution is to take at least one solo trip per year.

How this blog got started

After a food-focused trip to Europe, I came home and told everyone about the highlight of my travels: the Michelin-quality dinner I had at Aizle in Edinburgh. A writer by profession and by hobby, I was searching for a new creative outlet and wanted document my travel experiences as they happened. Friends and colleagues suggested that I turn my passion for food, travel, and writing into a culinary travel blog.

Travel far enough, you meet yourself.

David Mitchell

Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering into the unknown.

Anthony Bourdain

People who love to eat are always the best people.

Julia Child