Welcome to my world at “Our Big Escape” – I’m John – Laurel Rodgers, a chef with a wanderlust heart and a palate for global flavors.

A Chef on the Move

My culinary adventures began in the diverse kitchens of Europe and have taken me to the bustling street markets of Asia, the aromatic spice bazaars of the Middle East, and beyond. Cooking is more than a profession for me; it’s a journey across cultures and cuisines.

Why ‘Our Big Escape’?

This blog is my ‘big escape’ into the world of flavors. It’s where I document my travels and culinary discoveries, sharing them with fellow food enthusiasts and travelers. Whether it’s a hidden eatery in a small town or a famous food market in a bustling city, I’m there to explore and taste.

Savor the Journey

Here, you’ll find a fusion of travel and taste, a collection of my culinary escapades:

Connect and Explore With Me

Join me as I continue to explore the world, one dish at a time. Let’s discover the stories behind the flavors and the people who create them.

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