When we were planning our trip to Cuba there was no question that we were going to be spending some time in the mountains. And so we opted to go to the most popular, granted, but equally part of the most stunning of Cuba’s natural splendour: Vinales. The valley of Vinales lies a 4 hour bus ride west of Havana and is one of the … Continue reading The 3 Best Restaurants in Vinales, Cuba
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
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.
Home feels so damn good after almost a year away. I am privileged enough to have grown up in arguably one of the most picturesque places in the world, if you’re into mountains. Chamonix is a township nestled in a valley between towering mountain ranges in the French Alps. The Mont Blanc, one of the highest and most famous mountains in Europe, stands proudly and … Continue reading RECIPE: Crispy-skin spiced chicken thighs with couscous