It is official! I made the famous duo into a trio for this years #KulTour. I will be #KulTour's gastronomic alibi during their cultural trip along the Tour de France route in 2015. I feel so honored I was chosen to do this, although national television is always a bit scary.
The first episode I will appear in was shot in Liège, Belgium. I was super nervous about going because I had to be cooking on location with limited kitchen equipment. Luckily it turned out very well, except for a small knife injury! To be honest, it was almost like cooking with friends at home while talking and having some drinks.
John Kåre (aka JK) is an amazing host and co-host. I had a really good time and sometimes I even forgot the whole thing was being filmed. He made me laugh like crazy. Finn-Erik is great both behind the camera and in front. He made me feel very comfortable, even though I get very self-conscious when there is a camera around me.
Once I arrived at the tiny airport outside Liège, taxi was the only means of transportation to the city. Since I like to talk to strangers I asked the only other person in the airport if he would share a cab with me. After some minutes talking it turned out that he has actually been following me in social media for many years... What are the odds!?
I arrived at the hotel and to my surprise the name of the hotel was Husa... Yes, the name of my foodie boyfriend. Naturally, the name Husa was printed everywhere in the hotel, so I got to miss my partner in crime all the time.
My first task was to choose a restaurant. As I arrived on a Sunday that was quite difficult, seeing as almost every restaurant was closed. I ended up choosing L'Ecallier. It was suggested in the Michelin Guide, and the website photos told me it would be a very cozy French place. Indeed it was! Murals everywhere, cozy little booths and very French waiters. The food was really tasty too. JK chose all the wine pairings to perfection and we had a great evening of eating, drinking and planning the next day's shooting.
I cannot wait to see these guys again. I miss them so much that we've invited them to our Two Foodies Eating Lab next week to try some homemade currywurst with Heston Blumenthal fries.
I will be flying again, at the end of May, to meet them in France and shoot the next episode. Super exciting! We will keep you posted.
I am Andrea, or as my friends call me, Jinx. I am a foodie living in Berlin, eating my way through life. Here are my recipes, cooking events, dining experiences and more...