I first started this blog back in 2011 after a holiday in the Dordogne, France. It was a great holiday, the first my girlfriend and I had taken together which made it double special. Staying in a small Gite on the edge of a small village called Limeuil we explored the surrounding towns. This was not always easy as we did not have a car to do so and there is shockingly little public transport in rural France. There were a few days where we had to take a long journey to get anywhere, whether on foot or some badly sized bikes. But it was a really fun time and you can read more about it in my early posts.
What inspired me to begin writing when we got back was the wonderful food we had whilst there. It was just divine. I am by my own admission a big foodie and this holiday was a real treat. From Foie Gras to cheeses to die for, wine from the vine yard and the freshest vegetables it was such a treat. The food in the resturants and the couple of meals we cooked in our Gite with fresh vegetables from the market and meat from the little butchers rekindled my love of cooking real food.
As foodie treats I did not think that holiday could be topped until I traveled to Greece in the spring of 2012. To say that the food there was good would be the understatement of the year! From landing to take off two weeks later I didn’t have one bad meal. Even the snacks and fast food in the form of the Pork Gyros were amazing! My love of all things foodie was defiantly rekindled. Before going I had the Idea that Greek food would be Moussaka, Kebab and Greek Salad. But what I had there was so much more than that. The first thing I discovered was that the Kebab isn’t a Greek dish and didn’t see it anywhere. What they did have instead was Gyros, Pork in pitta with salad, chips and sauces. Perhaps not the most healthy lunch or snack but with the perfectly seasoned pork it was delicious! The second week on Santorini was the best for food. I have already written about two of the meals there, food so good you’ll almost cry.
These are some of my favorite posts about food from abroad with recipes from and inspired by France and Greece
Posts from Greece
Posts from France
London town, because you can be a tourist at home to!
I hope you enjoy these posts and the recipes in them!