Paolo Española is a wandering diner in search of a good meal and an ever-elusive identity. This blog was born during his soul-crushing stint as an accountant and features recipes, personal essays both long and short, and things he’s eaten on his travels.  He is a contributing author to the best-selling cookbook, “The New Filipino Kitchen” and his writing appears in The Counter, Thrillist, and Atlas Obscura.

He believes that food is a universal language that can solve the world’s most challenging problems, help people believe in their own potential, create communities with shared stories, and realize that in breaking bread, we break boundaries.  

Connect with him on Instagram (@errant_diner), over e-mail (, or at Hidden Apron, his side project that dabbles in everything from catering, hosting pop-up dinners, podcasting, and everywhere in between.