This is a place where you’ll find recommendations for good food, drinks and local specialties in various parts of the world, with a focus on California and Mexico.
The Ferronlandia Story
When I lived in Mexico my host family of three bubbly sisters, one long-winded brother and a mom with a surprising pocket full of perverted jokes, gathered around the kitchen table for an evening snack every night. Maybe it was the Yucatan’s sweaty heat, maybe it was the amount of beer drinking that had taken over my life, maybe it was taking classes in Spanish all day, but sometimes I would completely space out amongst all the chatting and snacking. When I returned to earth my family would be laughing at me and say, “she’s gone to Ferronlandia!” and we’d go back to our quesadillas and dirty jokes.
Ferronlandia is about the experiences that gathering around a table can create. It’s easy to learn about a place through food— it’s a way to dive in, to take risks, to develop an appreciation for something new and to start conversations. I’ve lived in Mexico, Chile and Turkey, and some of my favorite experiences have been around food. I want to help you find food memories that rock your world too.
I’m not obsessed with stars and ambiance, but I am with real stories and good food. On this site I’ll do my best to provide you with the travel advice I would give to a friend, important information about a region, restaurants and recommended dishes— and the story of the person behind your meal.
Thanks for reading.
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