Food is love and Love is food

Posted By: Raychelle Santos
Posted On: April 25th, 2017
Attending: Ulster University

As I have gotten older I have noticed what an adventurous eater I have become and this past year I have become even more adventurous. And before I go any further I want to let you know what I mean when I say adventurous. I don’t mean I am out seeking the craziest foods out there; though I wouldn’t turn down an outrageous meal either. But, what I mean when I say adventurous I mean that when I am picking out where I want to travel next I usually base it off the food. I will research as much time as I have in advance to see where are the go to spots, where are the locals going, and where aren’t they going. I have become obsessed to say the least. My passion for finding the tastiest of meals doesn’t even have to result in a trip to that country or city. Just usually results in me drooling over the computer screen wondering and finding ways how I am going to taste that decadent whatever it is.

You know what is better than the taste of whatever I am trying? It’s the story behind the food. It’s the place, the culture, the people, and the environment. That’s what gets me every time. Yes. I do think flavor, texture, and the aesthetics are going to be at the forefront but after that it’s the story behind the food. You can find out a lot about a culture behind the food. Its all different every where I go and that’s what I love so much about food and discovering new food.

Since I have talked so much about food and adventure I’ll let you know my favorite places that I have gone based solely off the food, but remember that what makes the food even better is the people.

Florence, Italy

            – Gelato was out of this world and I definitely had the best gelato there

            – Fresh hand made Panini’s. Oh my gosh. You wont regret it.

I could go on and on about the rest of the food but the list would be too long.

Rome, Italy

            -You haven’t had real pasta or carbanora for that matter until you have had a fresh bowel of noodles from Rome.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

            -Stroopwaffles. Nothing more to say about those. You just have to try a fresh handmade one for yourself

            – Dutch Apple Pie. Yes they are the creators of the best kind of pie out there. My taste buds were immersed in the best apple pie ever made from Winkel Café. Go there. You wont regret it

            -Frites. They are the masters of fries.

London, UK

            -Okay when I travelled there I didn’t go on a foodie rampage because I couldn’t afford it at the moment but through vigourous research on what they have to offer, they have a lot to offer

Barcelona, Spain

            -Tacos. Yes I did have them and I am a snob when it comes to proper tacos and they outdid my favorite tacos from back home. The fried pork skin at the top of my carnitas taco put it at the top for must haves.

As a ending note, here is a quote that stuck something with me and its from one of my favorite sites:

“Eating with friends and trying exotic food around the world is one of life’s pleasures, and we deserve to indulge in it.”


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