So after an exhausting 10 days at sea, having departed from Florida, we had finally arrived in the Azores. And boy was I ready to get off this boat! I had mentally prepared myself for potential seasickness, scary-big ocean swells and the constant hum-drum of the ship as it rose and fell with each passing wave, gliding forever forward towards our destination. What I hadn’t … Continue reading Crossing the Atlantic – Seafood in the Azores
This recipe is brought to you from the cliffs of Loleta, in Northern California. I am sitting on a yacht, traversing the Atlantic, very bored and very much missing cooking. I found these pictures whilst scrolling through my photos from the road trip in Bambi the ambulance so I thought I would share! After driving for a few hours north towards Oregon, we decided to … Continue reading RECIPE: Cheap and hearty lentils – Camping in the Ambulance
Today I want to write about a sunny day in June in of last year. During our road trip in our beloved ambulance (which you can read a little about here), we stayed a few days in one of my favorite American cities; San Francisco. It’s actually where we bought the ambulance, we loved it so much we wanted to return when we came back … Continue reading San Francisco and Hog Island Oyster Co.
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.
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
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)
When I was back home a few weeks ago I took a trip up to my mothers home and where she grew up; Alsace. Alsace is a region right on the border of Germany and Switzerland, and it has alternated between French and German control over the centuries and the wars. Home of sauerkraut and known for its sausages, the cuisine truly reflects the cultures … Continue reading Christmas markets in Alsace: the snack edition.
Yesterday I woke up paralyzed. My neck was completely stuck, and my body just couldn’t move an inch. Lucky me to be staying with my parents until I fly out to the Caribbean onto my next yacht employer, I was able to call out a strangled “MUUM! SOS!” at 6am for a hand sitting up and a good dose of heat cream. So, bedridden as … Continue reading RECIPE: Apple Cake