Back home in the land of CHEESE, BREAD and WINE (aka La France)

The past few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind. I have had many a delicious meal which I’ve tried to keep up on my instagram, but I just haven’t been able to find the time to sit and write. This whole blogging thing is new to me afterall! My boyfriend and I have scored a job together in the elusive career path that we have found ourselves walking upon; working on superyachts around the world. I’ve been doing this for the better part of 4.5 years and so my life tends to be thrown into mayhem with just one call.

Anyway, we accepted the job and I jetted off to spend some time at home with my family where I grew up; Chamonix, in the french alps.

Actually I landed in Montpellier first and welcomed the cold with open arms turtle necks. Mum and dad welcomed me with hugs, kisses, bread, cheese and ham. Naturally.

Montpellier proved to be quite the culinary treat. The city is beautiful and full of history, with tasty restaurants on every corner. I finally had a proper pizza which I hadn’t had in months;

I treated myself to some street gyoza and Takoyaki amazeBALLS;

I was introduced to the fresh Muesli bars that I’ve been missing from my life;

I helped make “beignet de patate”, which literally mean potato doughnuts. They are the french version of potato rostis, and every region makes them with their own twist. These were delectable loaded with parsley! I think when I make them I’ll add some curry powder, and cumin perhaps?

I wandered through the landscape around my friends home to pick wild rosemary, thyme, juniper and even persimmons.

We made a delicious local dish from the region; “Aligot”. It’s pretty much a dream come true. Think if potatoes and cheese made a fondue baby. If you asked me to dive in that pot and eat my way out, you’d be scared to hear the answer. (I would, I really, really would).

We walked around the market and, oh, to be back in the land of incredible produce! I just LOVE the culture around food here. I always try to make it to every market, wherever I am in France.

And finally we drove on home to Chamonix, with the cheese and bread and ham from the market all ready for us to devour on the drive.

So I’ve been eating my heart out right here at home and absolutely stoked about it! Will be posting more while I am here but when I don’t, you can be sure my instagram is up to date.

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