It's A Great Big World
3 Destinations from Around the World for Foodies
A foodie is described as a person looking for new food experiences not just to satiate their hunger but for the experience itself. What place to do that than all over the world! With so many destinations that each offer their own unique culinary experience, let’s start with just 3 places from around the world to sink your teeth into.
Singapore is a destination famous for its street food, also known as Hawker food, and there are now plenty of Hawker centres, which are basically open-air food courts. Not only is the food fantastic (Singaporeans do love their food, it is also inexpensive and so you can feel free to try lots of different dishes. There is a high cost of living in Singapore and so the street food can be a welcome change. You will also be dining with the locals enjoying an extremely authentic dish. My top tip for you is to head to the vendors with the long queues – they will have a long wait for a reason! Also, get there early because they do sell out!
I visited a friend in Singapore a few years ago and he took my mum, Carol and I and our travel companions to a food court in a hospital. We asked to go for a really good, local meal and your reaction was probably the same as ours once we learned that we would be heading to a hospital. The food court even had a grand piano and there were definitely no tourists nearby during that meal!
Piedmont is a region of Italy known for its food and wineries. Be sure to visit Bra, the home of the slow food movement that strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and is an alternative to fast food. You will be able to learn about the art of cheese maturing from a cheese farmer and of course make your own pasta. You can even plan your trip to coincide with the white truffle season each fall and check out some of the white truffle fairs. For foodies, Piedmont can be described as the Holy Grail of places to visit.
I can imagine England wasn’t the first destination that popped into your head when thinking about places to visit as a foodie, however, I want to explain why I rank it high up on the culinary destination scale. Pubs. Not only do they have your favourite adult beverage and are full of locals, they also have fantastic food. Pub food is great British comfort food that tends to be quite simple but full of flavour. As I mentioned earlier, foodies want the experience and nothing beats enjoying an authentic British dinner be it a full roast dinner during the pub’s Sunday carvery, fish n chips or even a shepherd’s pie in a busy local pub.
Did any of these destinations wet your appetite?
“Life itself is the proper binge.” – Julia Child
About the Author
Rhian Torontow is a Family Travel Consultant with Magical Family Adventures. Rhian creates travel experiences that foster connections in your family that will last a lifetime and transforms your children into open-minded, flexible, well-travelled people. During Rhian’s childhood, her father travelled for work constantly and it was always travel that brought her family back together. You can follow Rhian on Facebook at www.facebook.com/magicalfamilyadventures, Instagram @MagicalFamilyAdventures and you can also connect with her on LinkedIn ca.linkedin.com/in/rhiantorontow/