Recipe: Turmeric and ginger Kabocha squash soup (by a lake in Washington)

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)

Christmas markets in Alsace: the snack edition.

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.

Taiyaki Ice Cream at TaiyakiNYC

After spending a month in Japan last year there is an almost never ending display of delicious memories that seem to blur my vision day to day like a Kaleidoscope. So it’s definitely difficult to pic any winner, but some tasty treats do stand out. Taiyaki is a traditional Japanese waffle about the size of a hand, usually filled with sweet red bean paste or … Continue reading Taiyaki Ice Cream at TaiyakiNYC

Louisiana oysters, my forehead, and other giant things

A few days ago we celebrated my birthday, as I mentioned on here before. We had been in Louisiana for a few days but hadn’t yet had oysters. If you stick with me, you’ll understand that I am head over heels in love with these gross-but-amazing little ocean treats. So when Lachlan, my boyfriend, asked me what I wanted to eat that day (notice “eat”, … Continue reading Louisiana oysters, my forehead, and other giant things

EVERYONE needs New Orlean’s Café Du Monde beignets

Woke up this morning absolutely DREAMING of the beignets and chicory Café au Lait from Café du Monde in New Orleans. I am half French and grew up in a little town in the French Alps – beignets were a weekly if not daily treat (ok my parents were not crazy… maybe hourly). Their pillowy goodness was something I enjoyed so much and sorely missed … Continue reading EVERYONE needs New Orlean’s Café Du Monde beignets

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

When we were in Tokyo there was one thing that I absolutely had to drag my boyfriend Lachlan to; the largest fish market in the world, Tsukiji. I had been here with my family years before and was expecting a similar experience – albeit slightly more crowded with tourists. Unfortunately when we arrived promptly at 6am, what did we find? That over the last couple … Continue reading Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo