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Would love to explore more food markets!!

Last week, I appeared on a Food Network Show called “Ice Cold Cash“.  Not only was it a fun experience to participate in this quiz show, but I also WON $1200!! It’s not every day that I win $$….infact I have never won any $$$ because I have never bought a lottery ticket or a raffle ticket. (Fact).

I have set this money aside so I can TRAVEL AND EAT (or should it be EAT AND TRAVEL?)….whatever…you know what I mean!! I am still in “the thinking stage” and have not done any research but here’s my list of where I would potentially spend my prize money. Note: this list is not in any particular order. Plus…Chicago, New York or Las Vegas are not on this list as I have been to these cities numerous times and would like to go somewhere I have never been to. Does that make sense?

1. Barcelona, Spain: I hear this city is spectacular if you are a foodie. I’ve seen photos of the markets and think I would make a b-line from the airport to the market.

2. East Coast of Canada: I have never been to the East Coast and dream of taking Via Rail so I could get on/off the train and explore different restaurants in a variety of different cities.

3.  San Francisco: I went years and years ago (pre-food-obsession) and know that there is some great markets and restaurants in this city.

4. The Far East: $1200 won’t cut it eh? Shame.

By the way, I know $1200 is not a tremendous amount of money but I would be travelling during the off season and would not be eating in 3 star Michelin restaurants. Plus I’m happy to hunt for internet deals that would offer air and hotel.

So what do you think of this list? Where would YOU go if you won $1200 and wanted to travel and eat?  All I know is that the money is just sitting there in the bank waiting to be used and my stomach is waiting to have new experiences.




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2 Responses to “What City Would You Visit, If You Won Some Money?”

  1. May 7th, 2012 at 19:43 | #1

    I LOVE San Fran, but I think I’d do Spain if I had the cash on hand…

  2. May 11th, 2012 at 06:31 | #2

    Great win – wow! Lucky girl!

    Barcelona is totally fabulous. La Boqueria (the market) is as wonderful as you’d imagine, although not for the squeamish. There were legs of Iberico (cured ham) hanging everywhere, and it was so warm that the fat was starting to drip!

    There is a wonderful little lunch-counter resto right in the market that makes delicious hot dishes like baby squid and beans, and you can wash that down with cold Cava. If you don’t get a seat, you just eat standing up, with people pushing and shoving all around you.

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