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The travels of Chef Luigi

Muddy Miss! 
May 23, 2012 9:09 pm 
Updated: May 24, 2012 6:12 am

We had a great afternoon at the Mississippi Palisades State Park. The weather was perfect and we had most of the park to ourselves.

That's the Mississippi River! Amazing! To my far left is Illinois, Iowa is behind me.


I guess it's a tradition to carve your name here - there are thousands of names and dates!



The next night we walked to the old Shimer College, which was founded in 1853. It is no longer a college, but the campus is now home to the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies. People come from all over the world to attend classes and workshops there. The campus is full of lush lawns, enormous oak trees, and beautiful historic buildings. It's quite peaceful to stroll through the grounds and think of all the young minds that once walked these same sidewalks.

I must say, I've really enjoyed my time here in this little town! It's full of wonderfully creative people and beautiful sites. CookinBug, Mr. CookinBug, Chase, & Layla were very nice to welcome me with open arms! I really hope I can come back soon because CookinBug says there are so many other places she wants to show me... like Poopy's, which is a HUGE motorcycle bar! I couldn't go this time because I couldn't find my ID and the bouncer promptly escorted me right back out!

I'll be checking in soon from my next stop! Ciao!
May 24, 2012 6:12 am
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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?
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States