Originally Posted by mgm9128
I don't want to be too hyperfocused, either. Perhaps a tasting of end of summer dishes using ingredients native to different cultures, starting with Spain, ending with America, maybe?
It's an advantage if she was just there. A lot of local dishes are pretty simple, and small tweaks can really make big changes. Plus, she own have an easily point of departure. Also, it's not hyper-focused, just plain old focused. It provides an interesting narrative, and would help facilitate her talking about her trip, which is a big bonus, since everyone loves to talk about themselves.