The best way to experience a culture is through its food and cuisine. We believe food is a window into a destination, including history, culture and the daily lives of its residents. It is the living, tangible soul of a location. And we love it!
When we travel, one of the things we love to experience is dining on local delicacies. When most travelers return home, one of the things they talk the most about is what they ate. Was it unusual? Did you try unusual something you’d never had before? How is it different than what you have at home? Explaining all of these things helps paint a picture of a destination. For us, whenever possible, we always try to take a food tour early in our trips. It gives us an overview of local cuisine and helps us identify things to try on the trip. The things we eat completely influence our experience in a destination.
Apparently we have been living under a rock. I have no other explanation for why we were unaware of the charm, culture, fun, and deliciousness in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
As with everything else when we started planning our trip to Albania, the idea of Albanian food was a big question mark in our minds. For no good reason, our expectations weren’t high, but we assumed we would make the best of whatever we were faced with.
Any time we travel, paying a visit to local food markets is always on the top of our list. And in a food-focused region like Emilia-Romagna, indulging in the Bologna markets was necessary.
There’s just something special and cozy about cooking with someone’s grandmother in a real apartment in Rome. Her training ground was cooking with her mother and grandmother and her goal was loving her family with food.
One of the best ways to get to know a country is through its food. And there’s a lot of delicious stuff to know in the Netherlands.
Barbecue in Lexington, North Carolina, is something special. And restaurants here take it seriously. After all, it’s a 100-year-old tradition in these parts.
At the beginning of our tour, the sum total of our group’s knowledge about Dutch food was beer and cheese. We had a long way to go. Luckily, we had eight stops and four hours ahead of us.
One of our favorite aspects of foreign travel is digging into the local cuisine of our destination. You can’t really understand a place or its culture if you don’t understand its food. Here are our 10 favorite Ecuadorian food dishes!