Food and Travel is just a perfect Marriage

September 8, 2016 john 0 Comments

Every month I have the absolute pleasure of inviting clients, planning a menu, preparing the food then serving it which envelopes sharing, eating and most of all the engagement of conversation… a week later I found this quote which says it all

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.”                     – Cesar Chavez

When we welcome people to Travel with Purpose we give you care, expertise and most of all put our heart into what is

most important which is you.


So our client luncheons is a way of where we share our hearts.  The clients that have attended our luncheons have shared that they have enjoyed them not only for the food also for the conversation with their “new friends” and that they have got to know us a litte better.

We open the floor and answer any question that is asked because we believe that our clients become part of our Travel With Purpose family.  As families do they sit around a table and talk about anything and everything…

To give you an idea of what I prepared this month, which was planned with a lot of love and thought to what fresh food was available to work with, and here is the Menu that was presented:-

Bruschetta which was full of the freshness of local red tomatoes from a local producer and then from our garden plump yellow cherry tomatoes, mix this all with fresh parsley & basil and dried oregano, diced red capsicum, sliced garlic, chilli to taste, salt and olive oil.  I served this on Sourdough Bread that I make.

Polpettone di Agnello – which is a boned leg of lamb that has been seasoned and rolled around boiled eggs, held together with string and baked slowly in the oven, when cooked and sliced you have the boiled egg in the centre wrapped with deliciously cooked lamb.  This recipe is very special to me as it comes from the village where my parents were born and raised, and this particular recipe is at least 100 years old.

Budino al cioccolato – a delicious Italian chocolate pudding which was drizzled with raspberry coulis and thickened cream…

Around the table the conversation was about food and travel, which prompted me to write a blog about our luncheon.  The art of communication is enhanced when people gather around a table…people shared their travel experiences, their travel tips, their advice and love of what the world has to offer.

As an observer I love watching the dialogue that is developed, the connections that are made, the reaction to food that they would not have normally eaten and sit back and have reinforced to me more and more that my passions of people, food, travel and cultures are pretty cool passions and ones that I can enjoy everyday!!!

Just read this quote written by Anthony Bourdain, whose passions are very similar to mine and I would like to finish this blog with his wise words…

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.”
Anthony Bourdain,