A globetrotter passionate about food and people, I am a culinary autodidact. My adventures have brought me to 5 continents! My secret talent? To connect quickly with people I meet while traveling. I have a special access to their life, learn about their local customs and, of course, I discover authentic recipes. I also love to share my own culture and family traditions, and as much as I like to discover others, I am very proud of my roots.
My five travel’s highlights:
- Attend the 3 days wedding ceremony of an Indian couple
- When a former Brazilian Olympic champion invited me to a BBQ in his house perched on top of a favela
- My birthday celebration with a Jordanian family
- My long discussions with a street fruits seller in Shanghai
- Participate in the distribution of soup for homeless people every Friday night in Lima
I’m Anne Rouleau, aka Madame Germaine.
At 37, with an MBA and having held various management positions, in Quebec, New York or Cameroon, I choose to gather my experience as a businesswoman and my passions to turn my dream into a reality. I created Madame Germaine in 2015, with the aim of creating unique human experiences, just like those I am lucky enough to live as a culinary Globetrotter.
The little history of Madame Germaine
Started in 2015, Madame Germaine aims to spread the values of openness, conviviality, pleasure and respect. These are the very same values that Germaine Laroche (the grand-mother of Anne Rouleau) herself embodied. A warm woman who excelled in welcoming and making people happy!
With the recipe book of Germaine, and a bicentennial house to share, Anne developed the concept of offering discovery through food, in a spirit of transmitting family recipes, stories and human experiences. Given Anne’s international background, it has quickly become an adventure across the globe.
Always in search of authentic recipes, Madame Germaine makes her guests travel by sharing food, making them feel happy and open to others. From Quebec to Vietnam, Madame Germaine makes its guests travel through an extraordinary culinary adventure.
Still today, Madame Germaine wishes to inspire a community of people from all over the world to become open minded, curious to discover others, willing to create connections, to share and to keep human contact.