The term itself was born of a fondness for playing with language (and enjoying the occasional fiery crash.) It’s a mashup of gastro, meaning ‘stomach’, and navigation, meaning (loosely) ‘the trick of getting from one place to another’. So, ‘gastronavigation’ is the art and science of stomach-fueled navigation.

Although I’d argue I’m steered primarily by curiosity, my stomach is also a considerable contender. Hence the birth of this site as a star-chart of sorts: places I’d been, foods I’d tried, and memories of the people and communities tangled up with them

Spices at a Moroccan cooking class with Faim d’Epices in Marrakech

along the way. This marks its second iteration, having moved over from my old Blogspot site (2010-15 entries still archived at

Happy wandering!


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