ON THE ROAD

Are you one of those ‘live to eat’ people or do you ‘eat to live’? If you were an ‘eat to live’ person I guess you wouldn’t be reading a food blog, right? My uncle is an ‘eat to live’ type, this used to cause cousin Jason and I so much distress, walking up and down Upper Street in London making suggestions. Lebanese? No. Thai? No. Ethiopian. No. Italian? No! Nothing was ever quite what he fancied. Total buzzkill!

I am without doubt a ‘live to eat’ person, far too much of my day is spent thinking about what I had for dinner last night, or planning what I’m going to cook tomorrow. It takes up about 60% of my brain capacity, I love it and I’m hooked!

With my other half being a chef, food is very important in our household. So whenever we  travel it has to be to a place we know we can find lots of great food. If a country is widely talked about as having poor cuisine, we give it a miss. Like the Philippines, lots of people say it’s a fabulous place, but that the food sucks. We did, however, make an exception for Cuba.

Here are some of our travels, where we discovered some exciting culinary treats….

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Hear about 12 days in Vietnam and getting caught trying to smuggle fish sauce off the island of Phú Quốc.

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Eat some barbecued Oysters in Normandy

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Cook a Prawn and asparagus Paella in the countryside in Vinaixa.

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Learn to make a Raclette on a Retreat to Sarnac