food-travel pics

Ahi - how I love thee. Kauai, Hawaii

Ahi – how I love thee. Kauai, Hawaii

Jerk lunch with beans, rice, and breadfruit in Saint Lucia.

Jerk lunch with beans, rice, and breadfruit in Saint Lucia.

Freshly picked cherries in Provence, France.

Freshly picked cherries in Provence, France.

Chefs at the oldest restaurant - Botín - in Madrid, Spain.

Chefs at the oldest restaurant – Botín – in Madrid, Spain.

Tusker beer in Arusha, Tanzania.

Tusker beer in Arusha, Tanzania.

Green-Lipped New Zealand Mussels

The vineyards in Saint Emilion

Spring vineyards in Saint Emilion, France.

Lunch in Florence, Italy.

Lunch on the water in St. Ives, Cornwall, England.

Lunch on the water in St. Ives, Cornwall, England.

Meat pie and mushy peas, London, England.

Seafood dinner on Lizard Island, Australia

Fresh tuna, Saint Lucia.

Fresh tuna, Saint Lucia.

Tuna burger, Lahaina, Maui.

Hands of Stéphane Gabart of my french heaven.

Hands of Stephane Gabart of my french heaven.

Bordeaux grapes, early October.

Bordeaux grapes, early October.

Octopus salad, Aix en Provence, France.

Octopus salad, Aix en Provence, France.

Nicoise olives ripening, Provence, France.

Nicoise olives ripening, Provence, France.

Breadfruit in Saint Lucia.

Breadfruit in Saint Lucia.

The English market in Cork, Ireland - where most of these seafood photos were taken

The English market in Cork, Ireland.

Fresh turmeric roots in St Lucia at the Saturday market in Castries

Fresh turmeric roots in Saint Lucia at the Saturday market in Castries.

Olives served with cocktails, Boulbon, France.

Olives served with cocktails, Boulbon, France.

Market in Libourne, France.

Market in Libourne, France.

Apples in Umbria, Italy.

Apples in Umbria, Italy.

Proper fish, chips, and mushy peas at a pub in old Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Proper fish, chips, and mushy peas at a pub in old Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Nuts at a Christmas Market in London, England.

Nuts at a Christmas Market in London, England.

Butcher shop, Peniscola, Spain.

Butcher shop, Peniscola, Spain.

Walking home with fresh baguettes, Libourne, France.

Walking home with fresh baguettes, Libourne, France.

Fresh nutmeg in Saint Lucia.

Fresh nutmeg in Saint Lucia.

Mushroom ravioli in Siena, Italy.

Mushroom ravioli in Siena, Italy

Ugali as part of a meal in Kigali, Rwanda.

Ugali as part of a meal in Kigali, Rwanda.

Market in Cork, Ireland.

Market in Cork, Ireland.

Banoffee pie in Dublin, Ireland.

Banoffee pie in Dublin, Ireland.

Italian lunch in Vieux Nice, France.

Italian lunch in Vieux Nice, France.

Tasting Sauternes, Chateau Guiraud,

Rambutans at the Koloa market in Kauai, Hawaii.

Rambutans at the Koloa market in Kauai, Hawaii.

Market peaches in Nice, France.

Market peaches in Nice, France.

View from breakfast room in Cuenca, Spaiin.

View from breakfast room in Cuenca, Spaiin.

Scallops served with samphyre

Scallops served with samphyre at XOXO restaurant in London, England.

Overlooking the Ardeche Valley, France.

Overlooking the Gorges de Verdon, France.

Buttered eggs at Cork Market, Ireland

Buttered eggs at Cork Market, Ireland

Beer break in Amsterdam.

Amphora of seafood in Monterosso, Italy.

Amphora of seafood in Monterosso, Italy.

Fresh catch lunch in Arcachon, France

Fresh catch lunch in Arcachon, France

Wild blackberries, Scotland.

Wild blackberries, Scotland.

The famous Borough Market in London, England.

Borough Market in London, England.

Dessert after a tasting at Chateau Lynch-Bages, Paulliac, France.

Dessert after a tasting at Chateau Lynch-Bages, Paulliac, France.

Picnic on the water in Roquebrune, France.

Picnic on the water in Roquebrune, France.

Sea bream in Oban, Scotland.

Sea bream in Oban, Scotland.

Lunch in Cap Ferret, France.

Just kidding. This is a post card!

63 thoughts on “food-travel pics

  1. Olive Trees is one of my favorite trees. Did you know it can be submerged under 300 to 500 feet of water and after 1 year like that, can still be alive and produce fruit. Some varieties can live over 100 years.

    This is great your photo show of your food travels. You should start a TV cooking show of your own and possibly be the next Julia Child. Did you see this page on my blog… http://savorthefood.wordpress.com/tribute-to-famous-chefs/ ?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Chef Randall
    savorthefood.wordpress.com

    • I tried a cooking show once – I was terrible. but thank you for the compliment! Fascinating trivia on olive trees, too! I guess they figured that out after a major flood…

    • Hi Mimi…your new girl again …Fidela…we have some of the oldest olive trees in the world [I think] in a village just 3 miles from here in Cyprus..they are just amazing. some are 200 years old!.must get a photo for you.

  2. Great stuff Mimi! Your visit to my blog led me here. I love these photos and can see you also enjoy the amazing diversity of global flavors. And I’d have to agree on the banana beer – doesn’t sound like a good mix :-/

    Looks like I’ll be signing up for another great blog. How will I ever find time to read them all?

    P.S. Those raspberries are blackberries, although they look like raspberries when young. They grow wild throughout the UK and are great to eat. We were lucky to have a stash in the fields behind our farm when we lived there.

    • I knew that!!!!! I was eating the black ones, not the red ones!!! I’m a big dummie – thank you for noticing that – I will change my caption. I was so surprised to see them on the coast in Scotland – they must be very hearty in the UK!!! Thanks for stopping by! Love your history! (speaking as an old lady myself!)

    • It took us hours to find our hotel in the old section of Cuenca, but it was unbelievable once we found it, simply because of this view in the morning.
      I have even liked Borough Market on facebook just because it’s fun to see all of the photos and wish I were there!!!
      Love your blog!

      • Strongly reminds me of places I visited in North India’s Himalayas… Imposs to find & very local but spectacularly beautiful.
        Borough Market’s a treat indeed! X

  3. Hi Chef Mimi, thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow.
    Loving this post. The little hole-in-the-wall in Spain is so dreamy! I stopping scrolling down when I got to that divine looking minestrone soup! Even more special…as I live in Dublin, any chance you remember the name of the restaurant?
    Cheers
    Nargess

  4. I loved to see the pictures of St George’s Market in Belfast – we used to go there most weekends to look at the fresh fish when my son was little. A great place, haven’t seen fish like this since we moved to London!

      • It’s not the same though. Belfast’s real, warts and all, and I always feel that Borrow Market is just that little bit more self conscious. I love the empanadas there though…
        The French crepe guy in Belfast, however, turned out to be the friend of the cousin of my favourite French writer – so beat that, London!

  5. Exquisite capture detailing the “early October” Bordeaux grapes nearly “exploding” on the vine! Imagining a divine vintage!

    • I LOVE France. I can’t get enough of it. But we just went to Australia and New Zealand last fall – a dream trip.

  6. I love, LOVE all of these photos, they’re so inspiring! You’ve captured the various cultures so beautifully through the food, thanks for sharing these!

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