The Flying Fourchette is me, Sandra, a French Canadian foodie, adventurer and photographer with an insatiable case of wanderlust. Born and raised near Montreal, I’ve worked and studied abroad in places like London, Budapest, Paris and Mexico before settling down in New York and the Hudson Valley, my home for the past 13 years.

Sandra- Petra tombsWith an international marketing career that has me flying around the globe, my blog was born out of a desire to keep a record of all the beautiful places I stumble upon and the amazing food I get to eat. From Michelin-starred restaurants to hole-in-the-wall local secrets in far-flung places, I want to eat it all and firmly believe it is the best way to truly get to know a country and its culture, and to add richness to one’s life. When at home, I continue my culinary explorations which you’ll also encounter on this blog, trying out recipes from around the globe I find in books and magazines.

Through this collection of culinary adventures and travels, I hope to inspire people to go and discover these places themselves, opening them to new flavors, new cultures, and obviously new and fascinating people.

A few things that define me: I can eat dessert for breakfast; love just about every kind of fruit; am happier at the top of a mountain than on a beach; dream of bottling the smell of a French bakery; will run for hours all across Manhattan to find the missing ingredient to a recipe; will take walking over any other kind of transportation; think oysters and bubbly make for a pretty damn fine happy hour; love going to countries where I don’t speak the language; wish I could eat unlimited foie gras with no health repercussions…


  • Reply Baylee August 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Hello Sandra,

    I am in LOVE with your blog and am officially your biggest fan. I think I’m going to start a “flying fourchette” fan site, in which all of the lucky people who have dined at your house blog about their experiences…that’s not a bad idea actually :)

  • Reply Sam November 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Hi Sandra, I’m loving your blog :)
    Your photos are stunning and I can’t wait to see the Jordan ones!
    I’m also very very keen to try some of your delicious recipes.
    Hope you and Vero are both good and your place/work is ok.
    Take care,
    S x

    • Reply Sandra November 9, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Hi Sam,

      Thank you so much! Hope your trip back home was all good. Both our places and work were fine by the time we got in thankfully! I’ve just posted my pictures from Amman, the rest will follow shortly… so many pics to go through, what an incredible trip!
      Take care and hope to catch up on this continent or another!

      Sandra xx

  • Reply Emilie March 22, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    D’une Canadienne française à une autre: super blog! Je t’envie de voyager, cuisiner et partager tes petits bonheurs de la vie avec le monde! Un jour je réaliserai ce rêve aussi!

    Montréal, Qc

    • Reply Sandra March 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Merci beaucoup! N’hésite pas à m’écrire si tu veux des conseils pour réaliser ces rêves, ca me fera grand plaisir.


  • Reply Johanne et Jean-Pierre July 30, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Bonjour Sandra, ton père que nous connaissons depuis fort longtemps, nous a fait l’éloge de ton blog. Étant passionné de cuisine et de voyages, nous aurons beaucoup de plaisir à te suivre.
    Johanne et Jean-Pierre (Varennes,Qc)

    • Reply Sandra August 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Bonjour a vous! Merci beaucoup de suivre mon blog. J’espere vous faire decouvrir de nouveaux endroits et surtout de nouvelles cuisines!
      Au plaisir,

  • Reply Dyane Eyssette April 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Bonsoir Sandra,

    Apres une belle rencontre, Je découvre ton blog et je ne pèse pas mes mots en affirmant que c’est un véritable délice à lire comme les recettes et adresses dont tes pages regorgent.. Merci de m’avoir envoye le lien! J’attends avec impatience tes feeds.. À consommer sans modération!


  • Reply Sandra April 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Merci infiniment Dyane,

    Une tres belle rencontre et au plaisir de partager quelques-uns de ces delices avec toi prochainement!


  • Reply Isa March 15, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Bonjour Sandra,
    Je viens de découvrir ton blog et vraiment BRAVO!
    IL est top!
    Merci de nous faire partager avec nous tes expériences ans le monde!
    Nous sommes un peu pareille, nous aimons les voyages, parlons français, marketing de formation (sup de co pour moi)
    Et le gout d’ecrire sur un blog, de manger de tout à tous les prix, de partager avec le monde entier les cultures rencontrées, et de prendre des photos des scènes de vie que nous traversons……. (d’ailleurs tes photos sont superbes, j’aimerais apprendre! et je me suis achetee un appareil pour Noel!)

    J’espère que nous aurons un jour l’occasion d’échanger ensemble.
    N’hesite pas à me contacter si l’envie t’en dit.
    Je te laisse l’adress de mon blog qui est très récent, à peine un mois!
    Isabelle, expat au Ghana depuis 2 ans, à Accra

  • Reply Louise Terranova April 22, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Hi Sandra, I just found you via Caroline Helbig’s post on Nong Khiaw. It was nice of you to help her out. Is that a shot of you sitting on the cliff top in Petra? Looking forward to reading some more of your blog. Anyone who can eat dessert for breakfast deserves some attention in my books. Going back to inspect that lava cake.

    • Reply Sandra April 26, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Hi Louise. Nice to meet you! And yes, that’s me in Petra, what a magical place. Your trip to Nepal looks equally fascinating, I have yet to go! So I gather you have a sweet tooth too? My kind of people. 😉 Happy traveling and eating and look forward to digging more into your adventures too!

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