Coconut, Lime & Mint Granita

It’s dark at 0730 am when we are about to start our day … and its gets cold and chilly at night. Summer is slowly fading away but at least at mid day we could still feel the heat. Where did the summer go? It went too fast I guess… sailing in Greece, returning via […]

Khana Khanu Bhayo? Meera’s Momo

(steaming momos) I asked her for a recipe. She giggled as if I asked for the moon. Then she shook her head sideways… By then I understood that head wobble.. it’s a yes in Nepal , shaking her head side by side. (Donkey Express at the Annapurna Region) We decided to stop at Meera’s Guest […]

The Art of Plating

I have submitted some photos for food photography competition, winning photos will be announced next week and I have been asked if the photos were set up. I am afraid not, those food were plated and just about to be serve. Looking back the past 2 seasons at work, I must have driven the stewardesses […]

Writing on Food & Travels…My 7 Links Challenge

(Dumre, Nepal a bazaar town where we hopped for our trip to Bandipur, Here a guy sells Churu-Muri or spiced puffed rice.) I have read two of her books… the first one,Sea Fare , she actually came to see me in Cannes, the first time we met. That very weekend, I went with my Captain’s […]

Happy New Year

2011 has been indeed hectic… I am off to travel a bit to discover new things and to “reboot” a little bit. I will be back end of the month and that week too will mark my 7th year on blogging. Happy New Year and I wish you all a fantastic year ahead. More writings […]

Off the Beaten Track in Lesvos & Kinilaw (Ceviche)

  It’s been a kind of a trip I would say unexpected. We left Rhodes with an instruction from the boss that we should just move up north to Thessalonica slowly and enjoy the cruise. In most cases we just played with the weather. It’s again the meltemi season here in East Aegean, for those […]

Hazelnut Chewies…

Hazelnut Chewies …yes we met online thru our love for food. She stumbled upon my website and after going through my archives, she realized that I am in the yacht industry. She was in Barcelona, I was in Ft Lauderdale. We exchanged emails, almost two summers ago. Then in 2009, I was back in France, […]

nacatole… prodotti tipici eoliani

The day we arrived in Lipari, one of the seven of the Aeolian islands in north west Sicily, the chef went shopping with out me. Oh sob, but I asked him he better come back with a pastry with some nutty fillings with a scent of cinnamon. You could hear the chef’s sigh, “pastry again…” […]

kebabs at al charq

I first discovered this place in 1998 when I was based in Golfe Juan, thats just a train stop before Cannes, where all the glamour and glitter is. Few boats down from ours was with Greek crew. One night they have asked me to join them for dinner at their boat and one of the […]