Food is perhaps the biggest element of traveling and one of my favorites! It’s the one component that you can revisit when you are at home that almost instantly brings you right back to the place you were when you tried a dish.
That authentic bruschetta that transports you back to Italy, the Paella that teleports you to Spain, and the banana and Nutella crepe that has you daydreaming of your trip around Paris. There’s nothing quite like indulging in the cuisines of the world. Are you drooling thinking about it, or is that just me?!
If you haven't vacationed in some time, and are a foodie too, you may also be craving the dishes that you'd normally enjoy on vacation. The good news is, you can spice up your home life by attempting to make new recipes until you are ready (or until borders reopen) to visit your dream destination again.
While it may not ever be as authentic at the real thing, and we have to make it ourselves instead of being served, we can at least try our hands at the culinary arts and relive our past travel experiences while we wait.
With that in mind, I've provided several links below that I recommend perusing with some popular dishes you can try. Pick a few recipes and make a menu themed for the destinations you want to visit.
Add to the spirit of authenticity by hitting up your local international grocery stores to get as close to the actual spices, seasonings, and even meats they use in other parts of the world!
I hope you enjoy our food picks and share which recipes you try!
Food Ideas Inspired by Travel Around the World:
If you didn’t see the country you want to visit listed above, type “authentic recipes” and the name of the country you want to visit. Odds are, you’ll find several hundred to consider.
Of course, if you prefer visuals, head over to Pinterest and type in your search there. This way you can see what the final product is supposed to look like and you can decide if you want to learn more.
Either way, I’d like to encourage you to get creative in the kitchen. Who knows what culinary adventures you may uncover under your own roof!
And, when you are ready to travel again, I hope you will think of Destinations HD to book your next trip.
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