Hi, I’m Jennifer, the voice behind Adventurous Appetite. Originally from Florida, I started this blog after moving to Seoul to teach English in 2009. I had planned to stay only a year, but the travel bug bit me hard. I’ve since backpacked through Southeast Asia and South America, lived in Colombia, worked as a teacher and food writer in Shanghai, and now I teach journalism to high schoolers in Bucharest.

I have an obsession with food, and believe that it’s the gateway to understanding a culture. I’m one of those strange people who have an affinity for durian. I love slurping noodles outside hole-in-the-wall restaurants, while sitting on squat plastic stools. I’ve learned how to cook from parents and grandparents willing to share their family recipes.

While I haven’t blogged consistently over the last few years (teaching teenagers will do that), I still jump on here from time to time to share travel stories and musings from my life abroad. Apologies for the lessening of pictures, listicle-type pieces, and itineraries as I gain in years, but there are plenty of 20-something travelers putting out enough for all of us.

I hope this site can inspire people to travel more and to remain curious about the world and its people. I also hope to provide some good recipes along the way, and hopefully convince readers that carbs are not the enemy.

8 thoughts on “About”

  1. Love your blog. Love your… Perspective. Let me invite you one day to one place before you leave this country

  2. I really like your writing style, superb info, thanks for putting up :D. “He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.” by Rudyard Kipling.

  3. I’m inspired! I will look into teaching English in Seoul, or elsewhere abroad. You seem to be enjoying it. Great blog.

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