Where did the idea for food trek come from?
From being hungry during a hike! No kidding, when I started doing multi-day treks, I was already a vegan and I had to do things differently to most of the hikers I knew, i.e. set off with a dried sausage and some cheese.
And since I have always loved creative cuisine, I began a long process of reflection, research and experimentation in the field. I love to cook everyday and I don't like buying ready-made meals, so naturally I wasn't drawn to the freeze-dried brands: I found it expensive, cumbersome and, anyway, I prefer to know what I'm eating, even if there are some very good ones!
I have a lot of friends who have started to ask me for advice on hiking, and with the current trend for vegetarianism and "free" diets (gluten, lactose, etc.), we also had to make some changes when bivouacking.
I had already made a lot of progress with my recipes, and during an expedition across the Queyras mountain range, I said to myself that it would be good to be able to share all that I had learned with everyone.
If I had been trying to eat differently on treks, it seemed inevitable that others must have thought about it too.