About The Foreign Fork

Alexandria eating gelato in front of St. Peter's Basilica

Hi there! My name is Alexandria, and I am the recipe developer, taste tester, photographer, marketing manager, and blogger behind The Foreign Fork.

The Foreign Fork food blog began as a passion project. During the winter and spring of 2018, I decided (very last-minute) to spend my final semester of college living abroad. In January, I moved to Italy, and I lived, loved, and explored in Rome for the next four months. When my semester was over, I took 5 weeks to backpack eastern and western Europe. During my time spent across the ocean, I visited 15 countries in 18 weeks. And my favorite thing to explore in each and every one of them? FOOD.

I’ve always loved cooking and baking, but when I was abroad, my love transformed into a border-line obsession. I took countless cooking classes and food tours, I visited every local market I could find, and I would spend hours before dinner researching which restaurant would provide the most authentic experience.

And then I came home… * insert sigh here *. I love Michigan—my beautiful, lush, mitten state— but there aren’t many opportunities to get those same food experiences in the suburbs of Detroit. So, I decided to make them for myself.

Since starting this experience, I have been featured in some awesome publications like The Detroit News and worked with incredible brands (like Bakerly). I was even the recipient of the 2019 Saveur Blog Award for Most Groundbreaking Voice!

196 countries in alphabetical order. I’m not a professional chef by any means. But on this expedition, I’m going to learn. And you’re going to learn with me! We will cook each country in the world, and along the way we will learn about tradition, ingredients, history, and culture. We will learn about the world.

Spices, ingredients, utensils, techniques… we’ll learn it all, together. It won’t always be perfect. We’ll struggle and laugh and concoct some crazy things. And by the end, maybe we’ll be able to say that we’re a little more knowledgeable, a little more experienced, a little more adventurous, a little more understanding, than we were before. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the journey.

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