Eventually I found an apprenticeship way up north in the medieval town of Stolberg, Germany between Cologne and Basel, now I could learn about real cooking the European way.
So I did a Hail Mary and wrote them and was astounded to receive a favorable response with an invitation to visit for an interview. By the time I received that response from Chef Abrell I was nearing the end of my 90 days, so I took the plunge and quit the Burgkeller. I did miss the school and the comrades I made, but hey, it’s all in a day for the traveling man.
How was I to know I was driving into Colorado’s last gold rush?
The adventure continues in part three of four.
I happened to come across a missing packet of a few postcards and some matchbooks I had stashed away and that my mom saved for me. Allow me to share.