About Lisa Abend

Based in Madrid, Lisa Abend is the Spain correspondent for Time magazine. She also writes for The New York Times, Food & Wine, The Atlantic, Saveur, and Slate. Her book, The Sorcerer’s Apprentices, about the stagiaires at Ferran Adria’s renowned restaurant elBulli, will be published by Free Press in March 2011.

Uniform Dread

Writer Lisa Abend recounts hers feelings of alienation and embarrassment when she was a girl scout. A refuge, though: her beloved Samoas.