Food & Drinks

A taste of the coast

Feb 15, 2017
Taste of the coast - The Wandereuse
Nothing like the taste of the sea 🐠

Yesterday we attended a cooking competition and it was so exciting! A friend of ours is studying to become a cook, and yesterday he took part in a competition hosted by the Norwegian network Smak av Kysten (“taste of the coast”). His role as apprentice helped the team, formed by him and an experienced cook, to win the title of “Taste of the Coast Cook of 2017”.

¡Ayer fuimos a una competición de cocina y fue súper emocionante! Uno de nuestros amigos se está preparando para ser cocinero, y ayer participaba en una competición de la red noruega Smak av Kysten (“sabor de la costa”). Su papel como pinche ayudó al equipo, formado por él y por un cocinero experimentado, a ganar el título de “Cocinero Sabor de la Costa 2017”. 

Taste of the coast - The Wandereuse


During one and a half hours, each team had to produce a starter and a main course, featuring 50% of salmon and 50% of shellfish. All the dishes were very creative and beautifully presented. We even got to taste them and everything was absolutely delicious. Although I am a sucker for seafood, so I may be biased. Anyways, we were very excited to be able to support our friend in the competition, and even more excited when his team won! 

En una hora y media cada equipo tuvo que cocinar un entrante y un plato principal que contuviera un 50% de salmón y un 50% de marisco. Todos los platos fueron muy creativos, y la presentación fue por supuesto impecable. Además, tuvimos la oportunidad de probarlos y todo estaba riquísimo. Aunque puede que no sea imparcial, porque me encanta el pescado y el marisco. Nos hizo mucha ilusión poder apoyar a nuestro amigo en la competición, ¡y nos emocionamos mucho cuando su equipo ganó!


Taste of the coast - The Wandereuse

Taste of the coast - The Wandereuse

Something new on Valentine’s Day

After the competition, bae and I went to a Brazilian restaurant where I got to try sweet potato fries for the first time… I wonder why the world has kept this beautiful thing from me for so long???? I had never had so soft and delicious fries before, so if you haven’t tried them yet get your hands on some sweet potato fries ASAP. Apart from that, we bought some roses and some Stroopwafels (aka also one of the best things in the world) and chilled at home watching The Fall. And you, did you do something exciting or different on Valentine’s Day?

Después de la competición, bae y yo fuimos a un restaurante brasileño y allí tuve la oportunidad de probar “batatas fritas”. ¡¡¡Me pregunto cómo puede ser que no haya probado esta delicia antes!!! Nunca había comido unas patatas fritas tan blanditas y deliciosas, así que si aún no las has probado hazte un favor y consigue unas cuantas ahora mismo. Aparte de eso, compramos unas rosas y unos Stroopwafels (algo así como unas galletas con sirope de caramelo por dentro que están deliciosas) y estuvimos en casa viendo The Fall. Y tú, ¿hiciste algo divertido o diferente por San Valentín?



  • Reply robin Rue Feb 15, 2017 at 3:01 PM

    I love trying new foods. Brazilian food is great, but I have never seen sweet potato fries in any of their restaurants around here. Here, sweet potato fries are on pretty much every menu at any restaurant 🙂

  • Reply Amanda Love Feb 15, 2017 at 3:12 PM

    Sounds like you guys had an amazing time! I am a self proclaimed foodie and I love attending events like that! Congrats to your friend, it’s so awesome that they won.

  • Reply Leta Feb 15, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    Wow, that’s so exciting! Congratulations to your friend for winning that competition. The food looks amazing! Also, I haven’t tried sweet potato fries but everyone seem to be loving them, so I will need to try them out soon 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • Reply Marcie Feb 15, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Sweet potato fries are a staple in our house! You can get them almost anywhere in Seattle that also offers regular fries. I like to dip mine in aioli. So yummy!

  • Reply Jessi Feb 15, 2017 at 9:55 PM

    These all look beautiful! I am a seafood junkie! Like, I could eat salmon every day and be 100% happy with my life lol.

    • Reply The Wandereuse Feb 18, 2017 at 12:07 PM

      I feel you Jessi! I love salmon and seafood very much 🙂

  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh Feb 16, 2017 at 4:06 AM

    Wow what beautiful photos! Sweet potato fries are so tasty! Tip, dipping them into honey…oh my yum!

    • Reply The Wandereuse Feb 18, 2017 at 12:07 PM

      Would have never thought about that but I’ll try that next time!

  • Reply Di Feb 16, 2017 at 4:23 AM

    Sweet potato fries are the best aren’t they? So much more flavor than regular ole fries. I had some sweet potatoe recently in a lasagne as replacement for the pasta. It was amazing!

  • Reply Linda Feb 16, 2017 at 6:06 AM

    OMGoodness! This is gorgeous! Love, love, love your blog! I’m with Di, I am crazy for sweet potato fries! Full of flavor and much better for this diabetic than white ones.

    • Reply The Wandereuse Feb 18, 2017 at 12:08 PM

      Thank you Linda, it means a lot!!

  • Reply Debra Feb 16, 2017 at 6:55 AM

    Wow, these plates are so fancy. It’s amazing when you plate something nice how much better it looks!

  • Reply Rimsha Feb 16, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    This is so fancy! And I’m hungry just looking at the photos. Also, I absolutely love the layout of your blog <3 It's so clean and well thought out!

    • Reply The Wandereuse Feb 18, 2017 at 12:10 PM

      It was very fancy indeed!! Thank you Rimsha, I’m glad you like it!

  • Reply Reesa Lewandowski Feb 16, 2017 at 5:04 PM

    Oh everything looks amazing. We adore food from the sea. I have never had Brazilian food I don’t think, so I would love to try!

  • Reply Jeanine Feb 16, 2017 at 6:49 PM

    Wow it all looks so amazing! I don’t often try new foods, but I would love to give any of this a try. The photographs turned out so beautiful too.

  • Reply Shelby Feb 16, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    That’s awesome that you got to go to the competition. The food looks amazing. I bet it was absolutely delicious!

    • Reply The Wandereuse Feb 18, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      It totally was!!! So glad we got to try it as well haha!

  • Reply karen Feb 16, 2017 at 9:52 PM

    Oh, yes – those sweet potato fries are the best thing on the planet! And I’m very happy that you were able to experience these at a top quality level! What fun!

  • Reply Jennifer (JenuineMom) Feb 17, 2017 at 3:42 AM

    This food looks fabulous! I also love seafood. Congratulations on getting to go to the competition!!

  • Reply Tereza Feb 17, 2017 at 3:40 PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time! What a nice thing to do on Valentine’s as well! By the way I’m loving your imagery, it’s beautiful xx

    • Reply The Wandereuse Feb 18, 2017 at 12:12 PM

      Yes it was very nice 🙂 Thank you Tereza, I really appreciate your kind words!!

  • Reply Heather Feb 17, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    I love sweet potato fries! I make them a lot at home as well – so delicious. I actually had a stroopwafel for the first time last year, and they are seriously amazing! I also agree about the seafood – so good! Looks like a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

  • Reply Heather Feb 18, 2017 at 12:58 AM

    What a fun cooking competition! And WHAT?!?! you’ve never had sweet potato fries? My favorite!

    • Reply The Wandereuse Feb 18, 2017 at 12:14 PM

      I know!!! I have baked sweet potato “fries” before but I believe the ones I tried at the restaurant were actually fried, and I guess that’s why they tasted so differently!!

  • Reply Stephanie Clark Feb 18, 2017 at 6:08 AM

    I did try a new bruschetta for V-day! Your blog is beautiful by the way! I am in love!

    • Reply The Wandereuse Feb 18, 2017 at 12:16 PM

      That’s great! Thank you for that Stephanie, it means a lot!

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