Experiencing Food and Wine Travel
The famous American author and poet Kurt Vonnegut once said, “You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”
Clearly, Vonnegut was what we call today a ‘foodie,’ and he would certainly have understood the importance that food plays in the discourse of human relations, both at the table and in the broader world. Like the great spice routes of centuries ago, food gives us reason to venture out and explore, where discovery is revealed through earth’s rich bounty and mankind’s inventive culinary abilities.
Even Oscar Wilde boasted, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”Good food after all has the ability to bring people together, to bridge the divide between languages and cultures, and as in Wilde’s case, temperaments.
Perhaps nothing reveals the nature and soul of a place quite like food does. It’s no surprise then that there are many travel tours related to food and fine cuisine the world over. Whether indulging in the breads and pastries of Europe, taking a cheese and wine tour in California or immersing yourself in an Asian cooking class, one thing’s for sure – a whole new slice of life will be revealed.
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FOOD & WINE INSPIRATION FROM THE BLOG
River cruising is a wonderful way to experiment with local food. Most lines genuinely make an effort to introduce local dishes on their menus, as well as ashore and in cookery classes and demonstrations.
You’ve heard of the island of Ibiza, and of the constant ebb and flow of visitors from all over the globe who travel there. You might wonder, and rightly so, if the local culture has survived being diluted or washed away by this tide.
The tinkling of silver bells, the floating kiss of snowflakes, and the mesmerising scent of spiced wine... not many settings captivate the senses like a European Christmas market.