Tristan is 8 yrs old, an avid football player, foodie, iron chef in the making, kung-fu fanatic and aspiring pianist. His passions are shared by his 6 yr old brother Inigo who lives to eat, eat and eat. When not chewing, the boys love to travel the world and discover new food cultures, languages and friends.
They currently live in Belgium. They love to visit their dad´s hometown Oslo and their mom´s hometowns of Manhattan Beach, CA and Manila, Philippines. So far, they haven´t encountered a dish they would not eat.
Tristan and Inigo cultivate their passion for food through Iron Chef (Japanese and America), Saturday Kitchen & Master Chef (BBC), Top Chef Masters & Hell´s Kitchen (UK & US edition -although they prefer Pierre Marco White over Ramsey).
Favourite lines: Yes, chef. Service. Garnish. The secret ingredient is… Enjoy.
Intrepid adventurers at heart, with their toque and aprons on, they are up for any foodie challenge.
The Challenge: To eat and cook through 192 countries.
The Strategy: Start by regions, in order to see the influence among the different cultures and the evolution of cuisine and culture across the globe. Or as Inigo put it, start with Japan (his fave food country) and everything else follows from there. So Asia it is! Marinating can be complicated!
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The sheer number of countries and our living in Brussels make this an uphill battle. The last time we tried to celebrate Cinco de Mayo we needed to call the Mexican Embassy to figure out who their caterer was, and meet him at some alley after a mexican foodie run in Aachen, Germany for tomatillos and mais flour for the corn tortillas.
With passion and determination behind us, and our stomach grumblings to fuel our focus, we will cook our way around the globe.