I can safely say I’ve eaten in many strange a place in my time. Actually I tend to seek them out, these interesting places to eat; be it a farm, a castle, a treehouse, a boat, a spaceship, the moon. I’d heard of El Cocinero through a friend, and had seen it mentioned online, and my interest only grew when I read that it found … Continue reading A night above the city at El Cocinero, Havana.
As I mentioned briefly in my previous post, I researched far and wide on the food in Cuba, determined to make this a foodie destination, much as I do everywhere else. Armed with my notebook and laptop, I took down restaurant names, addresses, must-try local dishes and recommendations from friends and landed in Havana with an arsenal of possibility. Everything I read online told me … Continue reading Challenging the popular belief that food sucks in Cuba; Lamparilla 361
I honestly believe that no amount of research and pictures on the internet can truly prepare you for Cuba. You can expect the old cars, the crumbling buildings, the colours of everything, but there’s something magical about this place, a hot fire in your belly that blazes with passion and curiosity whenever you wake from your slumber. I feel it now, I’m sleepy, I’ve woken … Continue reading Cuba: first impressions
This post is for all those who struggle with straying away from the unhealthy car snacks that end in empty crisp packets piled on the dashboard and various crushed cans flooding the floor at your feet. I get it, it’s tough I know. Especially when part of a roadtrip is the fun of eating on the road. Well, for me it is anyway. During our … Continue reading My go-to easy healthy meals for roadtrips
Well, well, well. You’ve been gripped by the title of this post. This bold, over-confident announcement, total disregard for the food establishments around the world that would like to think themselves worthy of this title. Ah-hah. You’re thinking, “Who is this chick? Who does she think she is, to denounce fish tacos across the globe and choose but one, potentially unworthy king? To bear the … Continue reading The best fish tacos in the WORLD. Puerto Escondido, Mexico.
I’ve always been taught that you should write about what you know. And if there’s anything I know after a 9 month road trip, it’s how to cook out of a van (or ambulance in my case). I would be lying if I said that food was never on my mind when we started to plan the road trip; to be fair I would be … Continue reading What cooking out of a van for 9 months taught me
Hello, I’m back! The yacht was docked in Martinique for a few weeks and then Barbados for a few days so I’ve been distracted having my afternoons and weekends to myself again. I ate (a lot), and explored and of course, worked. I haven’t written much because truthfully, I didn’t have much to say about the food in Martinique. Creole food is not my favourite, … Continue reading How to: make muffins on a campfire
So, now that the travel update is out of the way and you know what I’ve been up to, I am free to ramble on about the amazing foods I’ve tried over the last year on my travels. Mexico was a wonderful territory to revisit. When I say this I don’t mean that I’ve been there before, but that my parents owned two Mexican restaurants … Continue reading Mexico: a first impression
One of my favourite home comforts is soup. Growing up in the mountains in France, soup is a staple for most households; the snow falling outside as you warm your cheeks and and fill your nostril with the full smell of a courgette soup makes me want to cozy up with a blanket and a good book. So of course, when we travelled through the … Continue reading Recipe: Turmeric and ginger Kabocha squash soup (by a lake in Washington)
So, now that I feel a little more settled back into writing, and happy with the direction of this blog, I’m going to add a lot more travel content as, next to food, it is the other love of my life. It’s tough for me to have one without the other! This past year has been a whirl of so much good stuff, as I … Continue reading The last year’s travels: a breakdown