cook with a private chef anywhere in the world

Private Cooking Class with Chefs all over the world with The Chef & The Dishyou all know how much i love to travel!  the top two most amazing things about traveling are trying new foods and engaging with the Locals.  for me, this is the way to a true authentic travel experience no matter where in the world i go!  but what if you want to bring that experience home?  in your own house?  with your besties?!  well my friends, i’m happy to report that now you can.Private Cooking Class with Chefs all over the world with The Chef & The DishPrivate Cooking Class with Chefs all over the world with The Chef & The DishPrivate Cooking Class with Chefs all over the world with The Chef & The DishPrivate Cooking Class with Chefs all over the world with The Chef & The Dish. Italian BruschettaPrivate Cooking Class with Chefs all over the world with The Chef & The DishPrivate Cooking Class with Chefs all over the world with The Chef & The DishPrivate Cooking Class with Chefs all over the world with The Chef & The DishPrivate Cooking Class with Chefs all over the world with The Chef & The Dish. Poached Pears Italian StyleThe Chef and The Dish is the next best thing to teleportation.  y’all, i’m not kidding when i say i felt like this incredible Italian Chef was IN OUR KITCHEN. WITH US…..COOKING!  i still can’t get over the fact that my girlfriends and i whipped up this incredible Italian feast, ourselves, while learning from a private chef over a live video chat.  i mean, what?!  it felt so futuristic in all the best ways…especially when we got to actually eat the dishes.

here’s how it works….. pick a class, any class, or a region of the world you want to try out in the kitchen.  feeling Asian cuisine?  perfect, take a virtual trip to Japan or Singapore.  want to up your Turkish Kebab game?  no problem, there’s a chef in any area of the world waiting to cook with you!  how freaking cool is this concept?!  we chose to cook with a private chef in Italy, this darling girl named Paola who cooked alongside us in her magical Italian kitchen.

at first i was a little nervous, like how is this going to work?  we aren’t the best cooks in the kitchen and this nice Italian lady is gonna catch on real quick. the jig is up!  man, i was so wrong.  with the help of Paola, our private chef, she walked us through the recipes step by step, and also cooked alongside us in her kitchen in Italy so we could watch her and ask questions.  she would ask us to tip the computer screen this way or that so she could check out our food’s progress and critique our form.  i caught myself many times during the cooking class, tasting incredible food, looking at my friends and saying, “whoa, WE made this!”  we chose the Parmigiano Reggiano Italian cooking class and made strawberry risotto. (sounds weird but it’s actually a traditional dish to Paolo’s hometown and SO damn good, and pink!)Skype with a Private Chef anywhere in the worldPrivate Cooking Class with Chefs all over the world with The Chef & The Dish. Strawberry Risotto

the next best thing to actually going to Italy, was bringing Paola into our home wirelessly. while we waited for a few things to cook in the oven, we both took our laptops outside to show each other where we lived, check out each other’s homes, and get to know one another.  after 2 hours with her, i truly feel like i have a new friend in Italy!  and the best part was plopping our computer on the end of the kitchen table when we finished so we could all eat our meal together.  seriously, how fun is that?

the Holidays are coming up and i fully plan on gifting these classes to family and friends.  the perfect gift for a wedding gift or even a group of friends!  visit The Chef & The Dish for a full list of classes and try it out yourself – it was truly one of the cooler cooking experiences i’ve ever done.

thank you to The Chef & The Dish for sponsoring this post – we had so much fun!
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jamaica mission trip.

growing up, every day after school, i used to watch oprah with my mom. it was our thing if we realized it was a thing or not. (and i’m all for #OprahForPres if anyone is asking.) i remember watching an episode about oprah in africa, on a mission trip, a special i believe, and my mom and i just cried and cried and cried watching the work they were doing to help people who had absolutely nothing. my mom probably doesn’t remember this, but we told each other we’d go on a mission trip together one day.

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living in levi’s.

Levi's Cropped Wedgie Jackson Hole Bloggeralright people, let’s chat all things denim. in true Western fashion, denim truly is the ultimate in my mountain style and something i can’t live without.  i’m so pumped Western Range Clothing Co. recently opened a local shop to find all of my classic meets western needs!

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how i deal with anxiety.

Mental Health Blogger Anxiety Relief Tips Jackson Holei’ve been dealing with anxiety for as long as i can remember, even as a little kid, before i knew what it was.  it’s how i’m wired, the genes i’ve inherited, and something i’ve devoted my adult life to understanding and kicking directly in the face.

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an ode to jackson hole.

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10 years. I moved to Jackson Hole 10 years ago this week and I’m having ALL THE FEELS. It’s crazy how slow and how fast time goes, all at once. When I was flying out to Jackson Hole at the ripe age of 22 for an interview, I remember so vividly KNOWING in my gut that this was an important flight for me….so much so I puked on the plane. It was such an intense gut intuition to know where I was headed was going to be an important part of my life. And at the same time I had no idea what was in store for me.

If I could go back and tell that 22 year old Meagan how much beauty, and love, and heartbreak, and loss, and absolute magic this place had in store for her. If I could go back and tell her how much a tiny town could shape her soul and spirit and mold her into the woman she’s supposed to be. There was so much of it all and yet still so much of it to experience. Life is funny, you certainly can’t plan for it… I never in a million years thought I’d be here for a decade, but I got sucked in, just like the rest of us who came for a winter and just never left.

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I get asked a lot what my favorite part about living here is and without hesitation my answer is always, the people. The mountains are high and mighty and majestic, but the people I’ve met in this place are even more so. From the life long friends who have planted their roots here and have become my family, to those who were just passing through, to the friends I’ve lost in those big mountains, to the amazing local business owners who have become dear friends, and to all of the crazy mountain town characters that give this place so much funk….thank you, thank you, thank you for helping shape me into who I am today. You all will forever be in my heart and in my story. Thank for you for making this place Home.

*also, this isn’t actually an ode. k, bye.

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