INSPIRED BY TRAVEL

INSPIRED BY TRAVEL


INSPIRED BY TRAVEL

BRINGING INSPIRATION FROM OUR TRAVELS BACK TO OUR KITCHEN


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FINNISH COOKIES
These Finnish cookies are made with browned butter, toasted pecans and maple …
PAIN A L’ANCIENNE FRENCH BREAD
This recipe for Pain a l'Ancienne french bread is our master recipe …
STRASBOURG FARMER’S MARKET
We were able to catch a farmer's market while visiting Strasbourg, France. …
FIG STAR BREAD IN ITALY
We love the look of this fig star bread. We first saw …
FRENCH VANILLA ICE CREAM
French vanilla ice cream. The most incredible ice cream I have ever …
BEURRE NOISETTE
Beurre noisette, or browned butter, is easy to make and adds incredible …
HOW TO MAKE CREME FRAICHE
Creme fraiche is the French version of sour cream. It sounds fancy, …
CASSOULET IN PARIS
The cassoulet at Au Pied de Cochon – the perfect Parisian brasserie …
TOMATO TART
A tomato tart is a nice summertime celebration of the tomato. An …
VIETNAMESE CANH SOUP
Vietnamese Canh Soup
SWEET-AND-SOUR SPARE RIBS
A popular appetizer from Hunan province in China, sweet-and-sour spare ribs, or …
POT-STICKERS
Best pot-stickers we've ever had. The home made wrappers make a huge …
RYE BREAD FOR SOLSTICE
Rye bread and Salmon always seemed appropriate for celebrating the Solstice in …
Flammekuchen in Strasbourg France
This recipe for flammekuchen is so easy and foolproof we use it …
Bagels in Montreal Canada
We went looking for outstanding leaf colors in Montreal, and found incredible …
Discovering POG in Maui
We have found POG available in cans all over Hawaii. POG is …
Laduree in Paris
We diligently tried all the best french macarons in Paris, but nothing …
The evolution of Gingerbread
In the United States we know gingerbread at Christmas made into a …
Stocking stuffers for photographers
Recommendations from a professional photographer.  Perfect little gifts for someone who loves …
Amsterdam by night
One of the loveliest cities by night.  The bridges and streets are …

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We discovered foods while traveling and were inspired to created them back home.

It should be easy to make something incredible. 

Just…

  • Follow the best recipe
  • Use the very best ingredients
  • And add your own creativity

Piece of cake, right? But how do you know which recipe is the best and where to get the best ingredients? 

First, we researched the recipes and learned from exceptional chefs. Then we knock it up a notch by finding the very best ingredients. Sometimes the ingredients cost more, but we learned how to save by sourcing them direct. We regularly buy directly from the grower, the local farmer’s market, or a small business. Sometimes we grow them in our own garden, or even make them, so we get the best quality for less. 

While looking for the best ingredients, we discovered that many companies that care about quality also care about sustainability. We had made a huge dent in our carbon footprint just by eating better. So we decided to share this in a blog. Brands matter, so we list exactly what we used, and why this matters. We have no affiliates and are not paid to mention brands. We just love buying the best and saving the planet at the same time.