Tales of selling one’s worldly belongings, packing up a backpack and setting off to explore the world are common.
For two Woodinville High School grads, the nomadic lifestyle has become reality. They’ve backpacked the world for the past two years and are now trying to share that adventure with others through a cooking show.
The show, called AromaVentures, will include three episodes filmed in each country the travelers visit. The series is also interactive. Viewers can subscribe for $10 a month to receive a recipe and a nonperishable ingredient native to that country, and in the third episode of the month, chef Jonathan Merrill will show viewers how to cook with that ingredient.
Merrill grew up in Woodinville and had a love of travel that manifested itself even in mundane trips like getting from school in downtown Woodinville to his home in Cottage Lake.