“The taste on her palate was pungent and rich; the flavor of woodlands and dark earth simmered in sunshine. (Murasaki Shikabu)
Independent travel means for me taking time to find the fullness of life in the present with all of my senses. So when it comes to the act of eating on my adventures, I’m often willing to consider trying foods that I would normally not ingest in my daily routine. Unfortunately, my mind and body do not always agree with this philosophy when matters of health and nutrition come into play. Moreover, some foods I consider to eat on our long road trips and cruise vacations just seem undesirable to eat from a taste perspective.
So as I get older and my body seems less tolerant of certain foods, it’s vital I educate myself more about making more sensible food choices in travel. In this regard, I now commit more time to researching Word Press blogs to become better informed about food preparation/recipes particularly from around the world. One connection, for-healths.com by Nadiiag, has notably educated me about how certain foods and spices affect the body from a health perspective. The online food journals of cocinaitaly.wordpress.com (Kitchen Italy) and indianeskitchen.com (In Diane’s Kitchen) have also proven helpful to obtain samples of new recipes I might consider ordering in travel.
So in case you are interested, I present my most disliked food memories during our past travels along with brief explanations for each experiences as to why.