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.
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
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