Francine Spiering is a food & travel writer with a kitchen diploma from Le Cordon Bleu Paris and a masters in English from Utrecht University. For Edible Houston, Francine is a feature writer, recipe developer and, of course: last but not least she is Edible Houston's managing editor.
Francine is Dutch by nationality and has lived on four different continents. After she left the Netherlands in 1998, she lived in New Orleans, Cairo (Egypt), Miri (Malaysia) and Dubai (UAE) before she settled in Houston in 2013. Each country that she got to call 'home' for a couple of years had a profound impact on her appreciation for the diversity of food, culture and people.
As a member of Slow Food (and president of Slow Food Houston) she supports the mission of good, clean, fair food in her own kitchen and lifestyle. It's not that hard, and definitely not a sacrifice for a real food lover, she feels. Biodiversity, local and regional gastronomy, 'clean' grown and raised food are all key to good tasting and exciting food. Sourcing ingredients from a local farmer gives food a face, appreciating it even more.
Francine is married to a geologist, proud of her teenage son and she tolerates (really loves) the dog.
Francine blogs at www.lifeinthefoodlane.blog
Edible Houston’s editor Francine Spiering grew up in a small town near the Belgian border in the Netherlands and used to cycle with her brother to a nearby farm, steel canisters dangling from their handlebars to be filled with foaming fresh milk right after milking. Stepping into the milking barn at Four E Dairy took her right back to her childhood, decades ago and oceans apart.