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Delicious Foods Worth Flying For

FoodsEnjoying food is a wonderful human experience, whether you are home or you are on travel or holiday. It is such a pleasurable and delicious multisensory experience for a traveler to get to know the culture of a certain destination. For foodies, choosing a destination is most often based on the destination’s culinary and gastronomic offerings. Before making any final decision, insofar as destination is concerned, check out their local cuisine.

The number of foods you can experience knows no boundaries. For starters, if you are looking for some special dishes that can justify travel, you can check out Mark Wiens’ suggestions he made in Migrationology’s (Travel for Food) post 33 Foods Worth Traveling Across the World Just to Eat.

Wiens writes, “After returning from any trip I’ll often reflect, browse through my photos, and realize that by far the most memorable experiences I had all revolved around food. And that’s no surprise… Not just because I’m a food obsessed individual, but because food is an essential ingredient of human life – survival, culture, tradition, lifestyle, festivals, relationships, comforts – food plays a part in everything.”

He then proceeded to present a list of 33 foods “worth trekking the globe to hunt down.”  The first ten are: [Read more…]

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Food Destinations for the Best Local Cuisines According to CNN

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Taipei’s Beef Noodles
Credit: Yuli Chua https://goo.gl/RWEMoK

Food, in its most basic definition, is anything meant to nourish the body and sustain its functions. But food has always been an expression of the way people live their lives, so it is also a reflection of a local culture and national identity.

In the last decades or so, travel and communication technologies made popular destinations become more attractive places as the world gets wind of what else they can offer, in terms of food. Local cuisine also pushed “unknown” or lesser destinations to prominence as their foods catch the fancy of travelers, who are as likely to satiate their pangs for food as their desire to satisfy their taste for adventure. This development has made cuisines and foods in general to cross borders and boundaries to become the world’s most coveted dishes and delicacies.

One natural consequence of this rising interest on the best local cuisines is where to find the, CNN Travel Section just recently made a poll to give foodies and travelers alike a list of where to go for soul-satisfying gastronomies. The result appears in its post entitled Which destination has the world’s best food? [Read more…]

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Culinary Travel: Incredible Vacations con Epicurean Delights

Food travel“Everyone has to eat,” said World Food Travel Association president and CEO Erik Wolf he founded in 2003 for the purpose of promoting the culture of eating and drinking though travel.

Wolfe is right. Eating is a human activity that intends to meet a biological need and more. It is also about being with and meeting people to satisfy a social pang. It is also about immersing in a culture and delving into history. According to Samantha Shankman of Skift (Destination Section) in her post The Big Business of Food Tourism and Why It Matters, “Food tourism tells the story of a destination’s history, culture, and people.”  Skift reports that food or culinary tourism is fast rising.

Interesting Facts about Food Travel/Tourism

The Report says, “Food tourism is any tourism experience in which one learns about, appreciates, and/or consumes food and drink that reflects the local, regional or national cuisine, heritage and culture.” [Read more…]

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Drive Through North Italy: A Road Trip Devoted to Food

It is not that hard to decipher an Italian’s origin; take a look at their spread and you would know readily from which of the 20 Italian regions he/she hails from. Italian cuisine is extremely and distinctly regional. Even within the region, you can see subtleties and variations reflecting personal nuances that are influences of geography, from the mountains stretching across the north to the coasts in the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.

North Italy is surrounded by mountains, sea and dotted by lakes, so that its cuisine has an abundance of ingredients coming from all sources. Thus, the region features hearty, meaty (quail, rabbit or grouse) cuisine as well as delicate fish and other seafood. [Read more…]

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