Holiday memories of a globetrotter foodie
Travel and food have always been in my blood. From the early teens, I was the person in the family who would map out the journeys and wouldn’t hesitate to add a twist whilst en route.
These off the beaten track de-tours became known as ‘Gerla’s shortcuts’, which would take us most of the time miles away from where we were heading for.
Nothing has changed over the years. Google map is a great tool, but there is nothing better than a proper map as you can’t always rely on a mobile connection. One thing maps don’t do is surprise you by the surroundings so I always follow my eyes and it has taken us to some quite unusual finds! Including nice places to eat and drink.
Food is always on top of my agenda when I travel or visit a place. My eyes always get drawn to food, even when I am out shopping. I used to be a buyer so I always scan shops for new products and trends, especially in the food and drink section.
So it might not surprise you, that my holiday memories are often based around the food I have had or restaurants with amazing views. I can remember every single place where I have eaten with the most stunning sceneries. It is a very important part of enjoying a meal in my opinion. Of course, I snap away to record the delicious food, but I take notes too so I can either find the recipe online or try to figure out myself how to reproduce it.
So what are my latest holiday foodie memories and where to go in Cambridge to get something similar?
Split – Bruschetta drowned in red wine and topped with chunky tomato sauce
Comfort food in Cambridge – The Petersfield and the Punter
Verona – Ricotta Gnocchi and truffle and Spaghetti with raw creamed oyster
Good Italian food in Cambridge – Gattuso’s
Bray – Heston Blumenthal’s breakfast starter
Mind-blowing creations – Midsummer House
Cartmel – Truffle bread and butter pudding at L’Enclume
Pushing the boundaries – Restaurant 22 and Alimentum
Paternoster – Foraged succulents
Foraged food – The Cambridge Cheese Company
London – Masala chickpeas and curry leaves at Scully Restaurant
Excellent Indian food in Cambridge – Prana lounge and Navadhanya
Hanoi – Beatle leaves and Pho
Asian comfort food in Cambridge – Zhonghua and Noodles +