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I really love food,
Second lunch, and 3 hour dinners with good company should be law. Every meal should be a celebration. I’m always trying to find new foods, and new dishes to make. Whenever I can, I travel to find the best food every locale has to offer.
Some other random things I enjoy are:
Macaroons for breakfast
Fashion, especially really nice suits and dress shoes
Hiking, preferably up to a glacial lake
Something you would not guess about me is that I’m quarter German, ⅛ Hungarian, and ⅛ Croatian
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I’m a Seattle native that moved to SLC a year ago to help out a friend. I’m moving back to the Seattle area to get into the fine dining industry and need a place to crash for a few days while I find a job. I also can’t wait to check out everything in Washington that I took for granted while I was living there the first time.
- bakery nouveau
Music, Movies, and Books
I enjoy pretty much all music, with the exception country, as I don’t know how to appreciate it yet.
Some of my favorite artists are:
Ludovico Einaudi, Eminem, Linkin Park, Ensiferum, Dragonforce, Breaking Benjamin, Two Steps from Hell, Helen Jane Long, Martin O’Donnell, Hans Zimmer, The Piano Guys, John Coltrane, Seth MacFarlane and almost anything played by a live orchestra.
A few of my favorite movies that come to mind are:
The new Marvel movies
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lord of the Rings trilogy
I don’t read nearly as much as I want to, but some books I’ve read recently that I love are:
Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
The Graveyard Book
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Summited Rainier. What’s the best thing to do right after graduating from graduate school? Climbing Mt. Rainier of course. It was the most rewarding, painful, and mentally and physically demanding thing I’ve ever done. And I absolutely can’t wait to do it again. My friends and I have already made plans to climb it next summer.
Teach, Learn, Share
In several European cities, there exist these gourmet supermarkets that can only be described as a slice of paradise. Every isle, teeming with artisanal food. I nearly had a heart attack trying to purchase the entire store. I found them in Paris and Frankfurt, but I’m sure they exist in every major city.
They don’t refrigerate eggs in England. I walked into a grocery store and was quite shocked to learn that eggs are not refrigerated in England. I had to inquire about this and it turns out that in the U.S. eggs destined for supermarkets are washed and sprayed with a sanitizer to prevent salmonella. England does not require the refrigeration of eggs because farmers stress producing clean eggs from the beginning and thus their eggs are less susceptible to salmonella.
The donuts in France are real, like make you literally stop in you tracks, turn around, and go buy two more because you can’t believe they somehow made a cloud edible.
Landshuter Hochzeit is an absolutely incredible medieval festival held every 4 years in Landshut Germany. It’s like being in the middle of a Game of Thrones scene in King’s landing with the added bonus of pretzels.
What I Can Share with Hosts
So much food, tips on some of the good hikes around the area, and which bakery has the best almond croissant.
Countries I’ve Visited
England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland
Countries I’ve Lived In