The Travelling Table Euro Trip
This isn’t our first culinary adventure.
During the summer of 2015, we set off on a culinary road trip across America where we interviewed food professionals from pit masters, chefs, and restauranteurs to bee keepers, sea urchin divers, and butchers. We spent three months in our tiny 2007 Mazda 3 to discover the food landscape of the United States and how it intrinsically intercepted with American culture.
Now, after the success of our first culinary adventure, we are head across the European Mediterranean to see what the food scenes there have to offer. We will be on route for an entire year, traveling first to France, then Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Israel to delve into the culture of food, family and history in each region.
Why follow The Travelling Table?
We will be posting about our trip as we travel across the European Mediterranean, providing photo essays, restaurants reviews, authentic recipes, local haunts and interviews with various people in the food industry. We will also be filming episodes over on our Youtube channel!
Laura Marie Cousins
Line cook, local musician, criminology major… so either very well rounded or very undecided. An apple pie aficionado and proponent of singing and dancing in the kitchen, Laura loves to explore all of Victoria’s little nooks and crannies- sometimes calling Gabrielle with news of the perfect new foodie discovery; sometimes calling for help in finding her way home. She has the most perfect sidekick in the world- Finnigan, prince dog- and with him at her side they seem to be on a single-minded mission to befriend the entire city. In the summer of 2017, Laura was featured in EAT Magazine’s profile of Victorian sous chefs, for her time working on the culinary team at Hanks *A Restaurant. Together, Laura and Gabrielle own a Victoria, BC, based pie company called Oh Honey Pies!
Born in raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Gabrielle is the matriarch of a tight knit group of friends, and the creator of the popular food blog, The Laughing Table. A published author and obsessive hair twirler, Gabrielle devours novels almost as quickly as recipe books. She sets aside every summer to travel the world, has lived in both Quebec City and Paris, France, and, consequently, speaks French (almost) like a native. If she isn’t coaching her youth soccer and basketball teams or hosting a dinner party for her friends Gabrielle is hiding from them, indulging in marathon TV runs and compulsive creative writing.
If you are interested in meeting up with us when we pass through your city or you have any recommendations about must-sees, activities or eats, let us know!