We drove from San Fransisco early in the morning and arrived at Monterey in the afternoon. There, we spent most of our time at the Old Fisherman’s Wharf. We had a late lunch at Loulou’s restaurant, ordering the dish of the day, which on that particular day was deep fried oysters and grilled salmon with salad and poached pears.

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The California trip was packed with great experiences. So I have so many stories to share with you guys. Especially about food!   In mid May Christian and I jumped on a plane from Copenhagen to San Fransisco — with a small stop-over in Heathrow. After exploring San Francisco by foot and tram, we picked up a rented car and headed for Los Angeles, visiting Monterey, Santa Barbara and Solvang, not to mention the spectacular Yosemite National park along the way.

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Spring is coming to Copenhagen and it’s getting lively again. People are coming out of hiding, now wearing shorts, flocking in the streets. The temperature is close to 20 °C. As I’m sure you know by now, I like to walk around the city to get inspiration for my cookbook. This time, I went Christianshavn. An area that I’m very familiar with since it’s where my office is located. At the Christianshavn harbour I jumped on the sea bus for a 30 min. roundtrip, disembarking at the same spot where I got on, and walked back to the Christianshavn metro station. Noon was approaching, so I was beginning to get a little hungry. I therefore decided to pay a visit to Green Mango, a Thai take-away place next to my office, to fill up my stomach. I ordered a few dishes, including my favourite one: Som Tum aka green papaya salad.

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