Wanderlust….a great desire to travel and rove around.

I read travel books for my next destination… and cookbooks to whet my appetite.

I love to eat.

Hey as Erma Bombeck (1927-1996) once said: “I am not a glutton — I am an explorer of food.”

I walk a lot to balance my life!

I wanted to study geography at university and explore places.

At some point I wanted to be a patissier. I used to sit down and dream my whimsical cake!

I think I still do.

Then one day I found an ideal job.

I find myself living few months a year in different countries… with an open mind, a love for road not taken, photography, I  explore other people’s culinary delights..

thus…for the love of food & travel.

Last two photos courtesy of the Shutter Fairy.


  • Lauren

    March 11, 2006 at 1:52 am

    Eh, Shar, dear. Where hast thou been? ^_^ Snowing like crazy here in Oslo. Gosh! The brass-monkey weather is really freezing my ass!

    Anyway, miss chatting with you in yahoo and hope you’re doing fine.

    My professor at the university is simply…hawt! LOL

  • RennyBA

    March 26, 2006 at 12:29 pm

    You made me curious about you and I do share some of you’re interests – traveling the most.
    If you ever plan to go back to Norway let me know!

  • Lauren

    May 15, 2006 at 11:50 pm

    Sha dear,

    What’s your new yahoo id? Sorry, just had the time to check your blog now. I’ve been awfully busy with the exam coming. Nyah! 🙂 Hope all is well with you.

  • Jen

    March 20, 2007 at 7:36 pm

    “Then one day I found an ideal job
    That allows me to travel.”

    I do not mean to pry…but as someone who is desperately dying to travel and still trapped to a desk, would you mind sharing, what type of wonderful job allows you to travel? Thanks so much.
    By the way, love the variety of all the different places in the blog, so glad I found it.

  • Melanie

    April 25, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    Hi — I’d like to contact you about a business opportunity. I work with 101 Cookbooks and Real Travel. Is there an email I can reach you at?


  • Peter

    January 30, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Shalimar, thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you become a regular reader and contributor.

    You’re so lucky to be travelling as much as you do! Do you need a personal assistant? lol

  • Shalimar

    January 31, 2008 at 2:13 am

    Hi Peter.. I thought its only Laurie whom I share my passion for Greek food and life, then I found you and Jo… personal assistant? maybe to my bosses if you want…

  • Anna

    February 2, 2008 at 2:44 am


    Now I’m really curious. What kind of job do you have? I so envy you because of all the travelling that you do and being able to taste all the wonderful dishes around the world.

  • Paganpoet

    March 13, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Björk has written a song called “Wanderlust” from her current album, “Volta”, and made a video which debuts tomorrow, 14 March 2008. It’s done in state-of-the-art animation in 3D. Hope you see and enjoy it.

  • Edna Camargo

    December 24, 2008 at 2:38 am

    I am really impressed with your work. I wish you would travel to Brazil and frame some of our food. The influence brought by people from all over the world that choose Brazil to life and the creativity turn some dishes into marvelous experience to palate.
    Congratulations for you taste and respect to food, which is in my opinion one of the most important culture expression. Best regards, Dinah Camargo.

  • LyN

    March 24, 2009 at 10:30 am

    i bumped into your blog a long long time ago but i never had the chance to tell you how thankful i am that you’re so generous in sharing your life experiences and especially your recipes..i tried one of those actually the nutella cupcakes and it was a big hit.i am a nurse by profession but i always have this passion for cooking and baking..and you inpire me a lot..i wish i could be as good as you are one day =)..thank you so much!

  • Sandy

    April 5, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Hi stumbled across your blog looking for chocolate recipes – glad I did, you have a smiler outlook on life as me especially on the travelling side. I have travelled all over and now in the UK , but hope to move back to Asia in a few years and set up a cake shop! Take care

  • matt

    June 1, 2009 at 2:13 am

    very inspirational Shalimar. Thanks for visiting my other blog. I am thinking of selling up to travel and photograph my journey. peace

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