I wish I were one of the chefs participating in the ICEX Young Chefs Culinary Scholarship program, but alas, I’m just the lucky soul who gets to publish and edit the wonderful blog entries written by participants like Miles Pundsack-Poe and Dhruv Oberoi about their different adventures and impressions of Spain and the diverse experiences that they’ve had while taking part in this fantastic scholarship program.
Therefore, given the enthusiasm with which their posts have been received, I thought it might be a good idea to briefly explain one of the reasons why the blog has been so quiet over the past week or so.
As of today, June 13, most of the chefs in this program are packing up their knives and moving to what will become their new homes for the next three months of training. Miles, for example, will be leaving Francis Paniego‘s Echaurren restaurant in Ezcaray (La Rioja), and heading to Josean Martínez Alija’s restaurant Nerua, in Bilbao.
And while there’s no way that we will be able to forget the memorable experiences that they’ve chronicled in this blog so far (think Miles and that incredible sea bass), I am confident that there will be plenty more amazing stories for us to read about once they get settled!
Good luck to everyone on the move!
Text: Adrienne Smith. Correspondent for ICEX’s Foods From Spain.