What is the Goliard?
The definition of the word Goliard is “a wandering student in medieval Europe.” In terms of my alma mater, Rice University, the Goliard is a travel scholarship open to any undergraduate student. It may also be the craziest scholarship known to mankind. I’m not joking. Each year, students submit a proposal – any proposal – for whatever they want to do. Past proposals include: cage diving with sharks, playing the ukulele across Western Europe, and hot air ballooning in Spain.
My proposal? 3 Pastries a Day! I proposed a tour across Europe where I would take pastry classes at the finest pastry schools in the world, while, of course, also eating as many delectable pastries as possible. The Goliard Board was kind/crazy enough to grant me this amazing opportunity. So, in June of 2012, I embarked on my pastry journey. I originally started this blog to document my trip across Europe – everything I ate, baked, and experienced.
When I returned back to the United States, though, I realized that I wanted to continue my blog. So now, this blog is a place for me to post recipes, my random thoughts, and pictures of food porn.
But, I will never ever forget my absolutely incredible month abroad. On this page, I’ve organized blog posts from my trip by country for any interested parties. Grab a seat and read away!
Note: I would highly recommend having pastries at the ready. You’re pretty much guaranteed to get hungry. =)
- What Would You Do With $2500?
- Merde il pleut
- Filthy and Fancy: Day 2 in the City of Light
- “Do you smell…bread?”
- Not Another Museum: A Trip to Ladurée
- The Perils of Piping in Paris
- The Eternal Bathroom Conundrum
- I Sound Like an Elephant When…
- The Largest Pizza in the World
- All By Myself? What it Means to Travel Alone
- Here, You Pay for Ketchup
- Carte Blanche at the Gelato Factory
- Of Canals and Cars
- Brek-ing my Heart
- Running after Trains in Italy
- What Kind of Traveler are You?
- I See Rome, I See France, It’s Hard to Launder Underpants
- Follow Your Nose