Roquefort! I always thought about the cheese and never thought about the city this cheese is named after. My first mission for this trip was to meet the guys in the town of Millau. I flew to Marseille and then my odyssey started. First was the weather changes. I was flying from wintery Oslo to the burning hot south of France. I am so glad I kept a mini skirt in my bag.
When I arrived at the train station, there were no toilets or any other places to change, so I had to suck it up and strip in the middle of the station. But good God it was worth it. So much better than be burning in black skinny jeans and a big sweater! I had a long way to Millau, with many trains stops including Montpellier and a two hour bus drive. Finally, after 14 hours I made it and the boys were waiting for me at the cabin with chilled wine bottles.
The next day we drove early morning to Roquefort. After researching as much as I could about the cheese it was so great to see the process and learn even more! Do you know that Cassanova used to give away Roquefort cheese instead of diamonds to impress the ladies?
Afterwards we drove to the top of a cliff, and I got to cook again in yet another amazing place with a stunning view. It was very windy as you can see in the video, but it was fun. One thing went wrong, thought. I had forgot to pack forks and spoons, so I ended up driving through the mountains looking for a house! In the end I found the shepard Bertrand, and he was so kind to lend me some silverware. So it all got sorted and we were able to eat and cook, and as always I brought our very own Figgjo porcelain so at least there was some "Two Foodies Eating" over the presentation.
After shooting we went to a beautiful B&B that used to be a house, and you could feel the "Great Gatsby" in the air. It was my birthday and I had a blast and to finish such a great day, we had a great dinner.
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...