If there is anyone in the world with a passport, a visa to discover flavors and a suitcase always ready to reach the most exotic corners, it is the Spanish Verónica Zumalacarregui, the tireless traveler who initially tries to taste each One enjoys traveling, a true adventure if it is taken into account that a cuisine is capable of showing a culture as a whole.
Based in Madrid, this Spanish communicator has given himself the task of taking to television and more recently social networks, his life immersed in the cuisines that give identity to a country, region or city. Visit a recognized restaurant, the home of a local family, or equally simple food outlets, the idea being to know first hand, or for the first time, all the history that has been written there.
Verónica is the host of the program “I’m Going to Eat the World”, which airs on the El Gourmet channel, with an expected audience due to the surprises found in each episode. His travels may well take place in a Spanish city, but he is always ready to go anywhere on the planet, visit a family and collect the stories that frame a television episode. (Read here: Veronica Zumalacarregui continues to taste the world)
After traveling so many kilometers where the means of transport have been the least, Vero is preparing to release new chapters, with excitement and without hesitation, she confirms that she wants the audience to enjoy the experiences as much as possible. Enjoy it as much as it did.
“For me the greatest gift that life gives me is access to realities, to be with people I will never meet. I feel like I’m fortunate that I’m not only living it, but I can share it with all the viewers and I’m happy because they’re watching from their homes, in any country, Turkey, Croatia, Morocco Can reach homes. , and best of all, learn more about their customs and gastronomy”, he says.
Veronica has frequent destinations in her constant travel schedule, she usually visits new areas, as in Morocco, although she already knew that, she had never visited the Merzouga desert, so Now this place is a very important part of this chapter. He confirms that he didn’t know Croatia, Turkey or Georgia and that he loved them, took advantage of them on a personal and professional level.
one book and many stories
Although the program has a high gastronomic component, it is about the culture expressed in the kitchen, in the streets and in the feelings of the people, similar to what Verónica Zumalacarregui has decided to record in her first book.
“Around the World in 15 Women” is a series of stories where the author, in a very personal tone, not only tells the stories of women she has met around the world, but also enters into them.
“Recording ‘I’m Going to Eat the World’ I have met interesting women. I want to tell their stories, which I think are worth telling. They are not known people, except for one from Colombia who is Leo Espinoza, who is the protagonist of one of the book’s chapters, she’s a highly recognized chef. When I met her, I thought ‘what an exciting woman’. She’s a crack, she’s the only famous woman in this book, the rest anonymous women whose lives are very different from mine”, says Veronica.
Meeting with Leo Espinoza took place on a trip to Bogotá in early 2018, where he had the opportunity to share with others what made this stay a unique experience. “I always remember arriving at the ‘Andres Carne de Race’ and being told ‘this is not Colombia, this is Locombia.’ Oh my gosh! What a crazy fun, what a great time I had that night. I loved it, the fun, the salsaio, the passion and all that people can indulge in and it’s probably very Latin American but in an elegant way From, I really liked the combination of refined passion”, he added.
And continuing that journey, he recalls the attention he received, where the warmth of the Colombian was evident in every place or home he visited. “I remember a lot of ajiaco, I always say I want to go back to Colombia to enjoy it again because I haven’t found it here yet and I fell in love with that dish. It’s hard to find here because It is made with a type of potato, I also remember that I enjoyed being in the middle of the mountains with a huge family, being with people and eating delicious food is something I really enjoy”, he concluded .
adventures in the next episode
-In Morocco, he recorded with a desert nomad at his home. His house was of two pillars on which a jama was built.
In Turkey, he was inside a house in Cappadocia that was previously a grotto, a cave.
-In Croatia, you know not only the Dubrovnik and the walls from “Game of Thrones”, but also the rural part of it.
-In Georgia, he attended a Supra, which is a dinner with a large number of people, where they toast, sing, and play guitar.