Though the magic of Interweb (and WordPress) technology, I am comin’ to you cordless; from 36,000 feet. Or thereabouts. I’m currently somewhere over the Atlantic (I hope!), noodling my way towards Johannesburg, South Africa, for the World Cup. I’ll be living & breathing football (soccer, to us Yank hooligans), along with most of the rest of the world, for the next month: the Cup kicks off with the opening match (Mexico vs. South Africa) on June 11th and culminates with the championship final on July 11th. Always a month jam-packed full of shocking results, breathtaking goals, and through balls pretty enough to make you weep. (And boys, running around in white shorts. I won’t lie – it’s a plus.)
I’ll be all over the country: Johannesburg, Cape Town, a safari near Kruger National Park and a sidle down towards Swaziland. I’ll watch a lot of football, but also try to visit some wineries, climb some mountains, and, of course, eat some great local food. Posts will continue here at Local Kitchen: I have a few things lined up in the queue to keep you from getting bored. Also, I hope to be able to report on the local food scene in South Africa: interesting meals, restaurants, and ingredients, maybe even a farmer’s market or two. In the meantime – enjoy your June – and I’ll be back Stateside sometime in July.
Images from fifa.com.