My name is Flore Vallery-Radot. I was born in 1976 in Paris.
I have many passions in life but my four main ones are cooking, photography, textile arts and travels. My job for the last 11 years has been to manage the number one textile portal on the French web: Tricotin.com and my textile blog Tricotine.com
Rarely I can talk and share about my first passion which is cooking and display my second which is photography. And having so much work to do on this the portal, the blog and as a mum of 3 devils, I actually spend more time lately cooking and taking photos than I do experimenting with spinning, weaving or tatting.
Being based in Sydney and Paris. I thought that if I had to talk about my Sydney life, food and photo would be the absolute highlight of it.
So there it is :) The Flo Show.
Its name comes from a joke often made by my friends when they come for dinner. My kitchen is in the middle of the living room and the preparation of meals becomes a real show.
I have been thinking of sharing my passion for food online for a long while. I started by having a Foodspotting profile with my husband Wendell, a real foodie too. I loved the concept of sharing all the good things you eat in the World. So that when you are somewhere, in a little street in some funny suburb, you know where to go for a good meal. It’s genius.
But after a while, and sooooo many hours spent slowly and painstakingly uploading photos on Foodspotting, I felt a bit sad that all this work could be lost one day. I didn’t have the power to keep it alive or change the way I wanted my photos to be presented.
So naturally I came to blogging.
But which cuisine, what should I share? Well, I have travelled a lot in my life and not only for a week in a Greek Island… I actually lived in many different place such as France (in a few different regions), the UK, Greece, Lebanon and Australia (Melbourne, Perth and Sydney). From these places, I have visited more regions and neighbouring countries.
Every time, because food has always been so important to me, I tried to learn the local recipes, and especially when I had left the place and started to miss bitterly the good dished I had loved.
So my approach is very international. It is a Globetrotting French Gourmet view. I want to share with you what I have learnt as a French girl and then woman, from the women of my family, my Mum, my grand mother Mamoune and my Aunty Didine, three amazing cooks, but also as a traveller and an expatriate soaking up all the flavours and incredible techniques from around the world.
All year round I welcome small groups (6 people) in my kitchen to share in an even more lively way, my techniques inherited from a long lineage of French cooks in my family and my own experience as a Cuisine Passionate.
If you want to join me and learn a technique, with a hands-on class, please check my next classes HERE.
My next cooking class will take place at The School in Rosebery For Bastille Day in July 2016. We’ll be baking the perfect French melting heart chocolate cake… yum!
Please feel free to contact me, ask me questions about my recipes, my reviews and share your experiences with me.
On the photography side, I have always taken many photos including of my food since film! I still have in my albums the epic dishes I have sampled sometimes 2 decades ago, but also the landscapes I travelled through and the familiar object surrounding me.
I tool a photography class in France which gave me the technical tools and the rules to train myself with. Then I became the very eager student of several fantastic Australian photographers including: Brooke Holm, Luisa Brimble, Sophie Hansen and Annabelle Hickson. I was very lucky to be the student of the Basque-American photographer Aran Goyoaga.
Today I feel passionate about Food, lifestyle and product photography. After about 15 years of taking photos our online store at Tricotin.com and this new knowledge in styling and artistic photography brought by my Australian teachers, I felt confident and eager to start new projects.
See my Portfolio and feel free to contact me for YOUR projects.
– recipe development and testing
– social media photographic management
ALL IMAGES AND CONTENT COPYRIGHT © FLORE VALLERY-RADOT 2016
If ever there was a product that was given to me by a brand or a store and I talk about it in a post, there will ALWAYS be a NOTE at the bottom of the post indicating that the product was a gift. That being said, I will only advise on TheFloShow.com what I would advise my mum!! If I tell you I liked it, I really really liked it :)
I am using affiliated links (such as Amazon) so that when you click on one of those links, you will end up on the affiliated store. If you buy something in the store during you visit, TheFloShow.com will get a small commission which will help finance its hosting and other costs. So if you click there and buy a book, I thank you very much :)
CODE OF CONDUCT:
It seems very important to me that everything that I write on this blog is the reflect of my opinion, every information I provide has been the object of real research and finally that my recipes have ALL been tried and tested AT LEAST 3 TIMES and usually many more times!
Welcome to TheFloShow.com! I hope you like it and that it will bring you new ideas and scrumptious recipes! You comments will be very appreciated :)