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First Stop - Allrecipes Office in Seattle! 
Mar. 23, 2010 1:01 pm 
Updated: Mar. 29, 2010 12:03 pm
Hi there Allrecipeeps! 

I spent my first week of travels here in Seattle, where the food is great, if you love seafood (I do!) and the weather was actually nice! 

I got to celebrate St. Patricks Day with AllrecipesElizabeth and AllrecipesJen! They were kind enough to share their Guinness, Irish Cream, balloons and beads with me at a St Patrick's Day Party organized by the Merry Cooksters! Check out the photos below. I spent some of my days hanging out at the Allrecipes office, with Pickles, AllrecipesElizabeth's puppy (I liked him best when he was sleeping - otherwise, he wanted to chew on me), and got to see (and take a nap on) the famous Allrecipes Community Quilt! 

I drank a cappuccino (the only way to drink coffee!) at the Original Starbucks, and got to see the Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle! All of this on a few sunny days in Seattle. I also took a trip up to Fremont, in North Seattle, which has a cement troll living under a bridge - he's HUGE! 

Seattle was great, and the Allrecipes office was a lot of fun - but I am excited for my trip to New Zealand. I gotta run catch my flight (well, FedEx van) so I can go see Good EatNZ, and begin my trip around the world! 

Ciao for now - see you from the other side of the world!
Chef Luigi 

Me! At the Pike Place Market
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Me! At the Original Starbucks
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Me! At Allrecipes, with THE Quilt!
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Me! At the creepy Fremont Troll!
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Check out how big he is!
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Me! At the Space Needle!
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Me! Hoping Pickles stays asleep!
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Me! Enjoying some Irish Cream
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Mar. 23, 2010 1:05 pm
Thanks for visiting, Chef Luigi!
Mar. 23, 2010 1:14 pm
New Zealand?!!! How cool is that! Just think...24 hrs. on a plane and you don't have to worry about full body scans or leg times! (say 'hi' to my ex brother-in-law while you're there).
Mar. 23, 2010 1:36 pm
Great blog Luigi! Can't wait to hear about New Zealand!
Mar. 23, 2010 1:45 pm
Ooooh Chef Luigi you're going to give Chef Tony a run for his money! I love the photos and the mini tour of Seattle. Can't wait for more!
Mar. 23, 2010 2:23 pm
Chef Luigi, I am so excited that you are on your way. It looks like you will arrive next Tuesday the 30th. I will pick you up and show you a bit of Christchurch before we head out into the country! Chef Gino is beside himself with excitement, too!
Mar. 23, 2010 2:30 pm
Sounds great Good EatNZ. Don't forget your camera, I love to have my picture taken :)
Mar. 23, 2010 2:31 pm
Looking forward to the rest of your travel blogs. Love the pics.
Mar. 23, 2010 2:37 pm
Thanks for the blog! Glad to see the quilt there!
Mar. 23, 2010 2:37 pm
Have a safe trip!
Mar. 23, 2010 2:39 pm
What a great start to your World Tour, Chef Luigi !!
Mar. 23, 2010 2:42 pm
Cool! Can't wait for you to visit!!
Mar. 23, 2010 2:59 pm
Happy travels! I look forward to your blogs.
Mar. 23, 2010 3:00 pm
Great blog,Chef! Wonderful pictures of Seattle, makes me want to go visit for sure! Can't wait to see what GoodeatsNZ has in store for you! It should be a blast!
Mar. 23, 2010 3:01 pm
Can't wait to see you in my little house too! Pensacola Beach.. Beautiful weather.. hopefully we'll be able to take you to all the great places here~
Mar. 23, 2010 3:05 pm
Have a great time!
Mar. 23, 2010 3:30 pm
I loved seeing the Fremont Troll! Bon Voyage!
Mar. 23, 2010 3:34 pm
I'll be coming to Seattle this Summer--very neat, AND I can't wait for Luigi to visit us in NC ; )
Mar. 23, 2010 3:42 pm
Awesome photo of you with Pickles! The quilt is awesome too! wow, Chef Luigi, you are small enough to see every quilt square "up close and personal!" ~ Bon Voyage monsieur Chef Luigi! Maybe they will show a good movie on your flight, like "Julie & Julia" or "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs" ~~ Please let us know you got there "safe"!
Mar. 23, 2010 7:34 pm
Enjoy your journey Chef Luigi. I will be waiting for you. Mag
Mar. 24, 2010 10:08 am
hey chef glad u had a great time in seattle...looking forward to hearing about your adventures while u r on your trip...stay safe and enjoy your travels...
Mar. 24, 2010 10:23 am
Great pics! Looks like you are having fun! Looking forward to reading all about your travels!
Mar. 24, 2010 10:34 am
What good fun! And great photos!
Mar. 24, 2010 5:54 pm
I hope your travels are just as exciting as this visit was!
Mar. 24, 2010 6:03 pm
Woohoo, the road trip has begun. I am looking forward to hosting you, but till then, I will be happy reading about your adventures with my all recipes friends!
Mar. 24, 2010 6:09 pm
Boy, you have been a busy bee:) Great blog and what fun you are having. I would love to see the Troll in person, Cool Beans! That Quilt makes you look even More handsome:) Happy flying and don't forget the Dramamine. LOL
Mar. 24, 2010 7:18 pm
Wonderful! Happy travels to you, and thanks for keeping us posted.
Mar. 28, 2010 6:12 am
That was so fun, Chef!!! You need a rest after all that - sure would love to see Seattle. Looking forward to many more of your memories!
Mar. 28, 2010 10:37 am
Guess I should visit sometimes, as I am a Seattle local :P
Mar. 28, 2010 4:33 pm
I jst checked Chef Luigi's flight and he should be arriving anytime!
Mar. 28, 2010 4:51 pm
Great photos! I dont know you chef Luigi but nice to meet you.
Mar. 29, 2010 6:53 am
Have fun down-under. Come to Toronto and I will show you around. I have a camera. Good Luck
Mar. 29, 2010 10:36 am
First time I was reading the blog & this entry & didn't realize who Chef Luigi was until I took a look at the photographs!
Mar. 29, 2010 11:58 am
How Fun Chef Luigi! I can't wait to see the great pics from New Zealand! Hope to see you here soon!
Mar. 29, 2010 12:03 pm
Hi Luigi - I'm traveling too, but I'll be back before it's time for your visit to Las Cruces! Looking forward to hearing about your trip to NZ and your other stops before you get here. Enjoy yourself!

las cruces!
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About Me
Hello everyone! I'm Chef Luigi, Chef Tony's little brother. My brother Tony got a new job, so I am now the new Allrecipes traveling Chef. I'll be traveling from home to home; cooking and having fun. I can't wait to visit everyone!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook EVERYTHING!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, I have to admit cooking with my brother Tony is my favorite tradition. We've been cooking together since we were kids. Sitting on counters watching and learning.
My cooking triumphs
When my brother Tony said I'm a better cook than he is! Ha :)
My cooking tragedies
There are too many to list, but that's how you learn, right?
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