» Where foreign and local combine

About Me


Hi I’m Sylvie

Welcome to my site, thanks for visiting. This blog is all about bringing foreign cooking into your kitchen and the ability to take something you’ve heard of/tasted on an adventure/seen somewhere right to your home screen and show you how to make it yourself. So if you love foreign food, cooking and seeing a little bit of the world then this site is a place you might like to visit often.

Roamingtaste was created when my life needed a shake up in early 2012 on the cusp of turning 25. It was either this or run away on some rebellion which at the time I didn’t have the funds for. I’m originally from New Zealand (the land of hobbits and sheep), but these days reside in London (royal mania does exist here), and am either busy in the kitchen or planning my next trip somewhere.

With travel being in my blood and so many places to see, I have found it motivating to get out there and see as much as possible, mostly on my own. This means I try to share what I discover on trips with you and give you a little more information before you visit.

Fun facts about me:
My go to tradition while on my adventures is to read ‘Into the Wild’ by Jon Krakauer. Infinitely powerful read.

I know and love Friends like it still airs new episodes on TV.

My childhood was spent mere steps away from the beach and the ocean still has a vast pull on my destinations.

One of my favorite things to do while in a new land is go for a long walk and see what I can discover.

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that my love of cooking and retaining recipes in every corner of my existence is due to losing a cookbook in my childhood – the chocolate mousse and corn fritters I never had a chance to make and share with others spurs me to save every recipe I find in the hopes it is a long lost recipe I have seen before.

I have finished writing my first novel entitled ‘Inspiring Hope,’ which is now in the never ending edit stage.

I’m still an unpaid writer.

Greatest tip I’ve ever received regarding travel: “You won’t be the same when you return, but you have to make the best out of the reality you are faced with.” It’s true!

One of the greatest quotes I know is ‘Keep true to dreams of thy youth’ by Friedrich von Schiller, I hold this close to my heart because life has a way of getting in the way of this.

I’ve done most of my travel on my own, so please feel free to contact me and discuss any thoughts/questions you may have about this.

Now, if I could make you anything it would be this delightful chocolate mousse because it takes time to create and then more time to reach perfection and time is the best thing anyone can be given.


I do love chocolate in all it’s glory and I’m not partial to which shade it is.

But of all the meals, Breakfast is by far my favorite of the day. Let’s make no mistake that sitting down to Eggs Benedict is always fulfilling, with or without bread underneath (for those gluten intolerant).


Of all cuisines I’ve eaten, Mexican is my personal favorite and you can’t go wrong with Carne Asada Tacos to transport you to the cactus decorated land with blue shores and warm temperatures.


Lastly I’d love to hear from you so feel free to contact me.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope enjoy what you see and stick around a while.

Please note all images, unless otherwise stated, are my own and therefore I ask that you ask for permission before copying or using them in any way.


  • February 2, 2014 - 19:32

    Jocelyn Coppins - Hello Sylvie
    What a beautiful site you have created,I absolutely love it and hope to use your recipes.

    Talked to your mum this morning who told me about your website.

    Still in Melbourne, literally just surviving cos economically my husbands work is tough and I only work part-time.

    However I am starting a course in Aged Care and JOhn will later in the year so we can find employment in a stable sector and maybe move home in a cupola years.

    Your travel tips are great and I need to have a thorough read of your site.

    Thank you so much for it and take care


    • February 3, 2014 - 06:11

      Sylvie - Hey lovely Jocelyn,
      So wonderful to hear from you. Sounds like its tough there, but I know things will work out and you can always go back to old New Zealand if in doubt. Thanks so much for stopping by and keep me updated on how you are. Even though we’re far apart in distance your still in my thoughts. Lot of love, SylvieReplyCancel

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