Francine Spiering

Member Since:
Oct 2016

I am a freelance food and travel writer, managing editor of Edible Houston and VP board member of Slow Food Houston. I have a kitchen diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, a WSET Level II Certificate, and have an MA in English from Utrecht University. Find me at or 

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Published Articles (10)

Go Greenland This Summer

Travel article about Greenland published in The Boston Globe

Pardon The Turkey

Story about preparing for vegetarian feast

Birds Of Heritage Feathers

Interview with local poultry farmer raising heritage breed poultry on pasture. Sustainability story for Edible Houston.

Spirits On Oak

Interviewing distillers and mixologist to talk about the influence of charred oak barrels on spirit. Bourbon, single-malt and barrel-aged cocktails. First appeared in printed magazine (Spirits Issue) of Edible Houston.

Off The Beach-Bound Path: A Weekend In Galveston (Texas)

Article offers suggestions to spend a weekend in Galveston from a “Slow Travel” perspective. Part of a media trip organized by the Galveston Tourism Board

How Ya Like Them Ersters?

A travel story of oysters sampled in different places, at different times. Food Travel Adventure; includes Texas, Netherlands, Loch Fyne, Cancale and Tomales Bay

Zip Line, Sip Wine (Paso Robles, California)

Travel article about Paso Robles; appeared in the summer issue of Edible Houston; traveled as part of a media trip for Texas food, wine & travel writers.

Chasing Aurora Borealis near Yellowknife, NWT

20 minutes by small plane to remote Blachford Lake Lodge is a journey to never forget, complete with Northern Lights appearing right after midnight on New Years Eve. Travel adventure […]

Truffle Hunt in The Langhe (Piedmont, Italy)

Early morning truffle hunt first day of November; found black truffle and a prized white truffle; Seasonal truffle fair in Alba ongoing; traveled to Turin for Slow Food’s Salone Del […]

A Swedish Chef In Greenland

Interview with chef Bjorn Johansson, executive chef at Sarfalik (Nordic cuisine) in Greenland’s capital Nuuk. Part of travel adventure to Greenland.