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.

A visit to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is just one of the fun things to do in Sante Fe, New Mexico

What to Do, See, and Eat in Santa Fe

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.

Albanian food has aspects of Greek, Italian, and Turkish cuisine. Take a look at the delicious options in Albanian cuisine.

What is Albanian Food, Anyway?

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.

Key ingredients for our cooking class in Rome -- Eating Italy's Cooking with Nonna

Food is Love at this Lively Cooking Class in Rome

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.

Lexington Barbecue in Lexington, North Carolina, makes a distinctive style of barbecue perfected over 100 years

A Barbecue Pilgrimage, Lexington Style

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.

Ecuadorian cuy is a popular typical Ecuadorian food

10 Ecuadorian Food Dishes Not To Miss

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!