A few months ago, I invited my fellow travel bloggers to share with me their favorite dishes to travel the world for. The result was a mouthwatering display of 21 really tasty dishes. You can’t look at any of the photos without immediately becoming so hungry you want to gnaw your arm off.
As you probably already know, or can tell from the copious amounts of food pictures plastered all over my site, I love to travel for food.
Until I met my amazing and adorable husband, Nick, and we started exploring food and wine destinations during our travel, I had no idea the limitless benefits I would gain from traveling for food. I can assure you, now that this very important lesson has been learned, no matter where our adventures take us, food is a central part of the trip.
For that reason, I wanted to create a larger, more comprehensive food guide – a sort of food traveler’s companion – that would introduce the world of food to my readers and hopefully encourage some of you to start traveling for food, as well.
Thus, today I am unveiling our brand new COMPLETELY FREE ebook: 101 Dishes to Travel the World For.
If you’re interested in learning to make some of these awesome dishes at home, and pair them with wine and beer, take a look at our Food & Wine Recipe series, where we introduce a new International recipe every month that you can easily make at home. In a few months, we’ll have an International foods cookbook to share with you, loaded with all kinds of fun and delicious recipes that you can make at home. Why should we only be able to get these foods while traveling, when they’re easy to make at home.
Why travel for food?
Have you ever noticed how even the faint aroma of something you ate on a vacation instantly takes you back to the moment you experienced it? Eating is one of the few things we do that utilizes all five senses. Not only do we taste our food, we touch it, smell it, undress it with our eyes and listen to it sizzle in the pan. It is because of this that intentionally experiencing food while we travel increases the intensity of the memories we build.
Another major reason to travel for food is that food is an essential part of life and community. It’s what makes us who we are as a people. Without it, there is no authentic travel experience. Isn’t it the times you congregated around a dinner table with new friends, had lunch with a local family or tried something you never thought you’d eat (like deep-fried crickets!) that you remember the most? Those are the moments when the best memories are made.
I read a lot of blog posts and travel articles about how to save money on food while traveling and how to avoid street food so you don’t get sick. It makes me sad to think of all the amazing things I would have missed out on in a country if I had taken that advice. I question whether you can experience the real, authentic side of a culture without embracing the food. It’s not just about putting food in your mouth. It’s not about whether you even like the food, or food in general. Maybe you’re a vegetarian or vegan or gluten-free, for that matter. It’s about the vast and dynamic culture of the country that can only be learned through the food and the community that is built around sharing a meal together.
Download the E-Book
Regardless of whether you intentionally travel for food like we do, there’s no doubt you still enjoy looking at food photos. Thus, we’ve created this brand new ebook, 101 Dishes to Travel the World For, just for you. Have you ever wondered what the national dish of Switzerland is? What will you be eating during your trip to Turkey? Will the food be tasty in Malaysia? Now’s your chance to check it out and see what food is like in 101 different countries around the world.
And then start planning your trip!
It’s easy to download. All you have to do is visit this page, sign up, confirm your subscription via email and you will be sent a confirmation that contains the download. It’s as easy as that! And it’s completely FREE! You will receive Savored Journeys blog updates and I’ll let you know when our cookbook is out, but I promise never to spam you.
Laura Lynch, creator and writer of Savored Journeys, is an avid world traveler, certified wine expert, and international food specialist. She has written about travel and food for over 20 years and has visited 70+ countries.