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5 Food Adventures You Must Try

Updated on January 7, 2015

Whether you want to do something new for the New Year or you’re simply looking to do something exciting, there are so many things you can experience through your palate. Food is our best friend and it will never let us down if we want to add some spice into our lives.

Here are just a few of the food adventures you must try in your lifetime:

1. Buy a book about food.

It can be a recipe book, about the history of a specific cuisine or a coffee table book filled with vibrant photos. A book will be your companion to the culinary world even if there’s no actual food around. It will give you new insights and knowledge on everything that is good to eat under the sun. A really good book is an adventure on itself.

2. Meet up with other foodies.

One thing is for sure, that you are not alone in your quest for good food. In your town or city, I bet there are hundreds of foodies like yourself. Find out if there is such a club and join them. If you can’t find any, you can at least start with your friends, the ones who love eating as you do. When you meet up with people who have similar interests as yours, you will be expanding your understanding of the food culture you have in your area.

3. Go on a food tour.

It’s similar to hooking up with other foodies, but this time you immerse yourself even more on the history of the food or cuisine. Not only will you be able to taste new and exciting dishes, but you will also get to visit other places you would normally wouldn’t have gone to. It is guaranteed to be an enriching experience.

4. Go truffle hunting.

Oprah Winfrey did it. She even went all the way to Italy just to try her luck hunting truffles. Truffles, especially white truffles, are the most expensive fungi. Why? It’s because they’re really quite hard to find. It is not just like going to a garden and you start picking or harvesting the green leafy vegetables. Truffle hunting requires skills and utmost knowledge of the environment where they would usually grow.

5. Eat something out of the ordinary.

Remember, just because a food doesn’t look very appetizing it doesn’t mean it isn’t good for you or it doesn’t taste great. Take insects for example. They are high in protein and some food experts are even advocating that we learn to consume more of these little creatures because, not only are they healthy, but unlike cattle or swine raising the whole process doesn’t leave heavy carbon footprint. And if they’re prepared correctly insects can really be quite tasty.

Take on a new adventure!

So go out and try at least one of these food adventures I’ve mentioned here. You can never go wrong with any of them. Going out of your comfort zone is often beneficial to you as a whole, and not just for your taste buds.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Love your advice to buy a book about food. Maybe I just will! I was looking at one in the health food shop window yesterday - one was a fodmap shopping guide. Not sure about those insects, though!