As you may have noticed, I recently added a travel section to my blog as I’d like to start taking my gastronomic explorations a little further afield. As somebody who cannot bear hangovers and contracts sunburn when my iPhone screen brightness is up to high, I always need to add another dimension to my summer jollies. Sun, sea, sand and Sangria are all well and good but a holiday ain’t gonna make my alter ego, Harriet any less Hungry.
So, how does one ensure that they’re satisfying their culinary curiosities when jet-setting abroad this summer? Do allow me to impart my pearls of wisdom on making the food your focus this year because I know I’m amongst friends here who will want to do precisely that.
Treat yourself to something a little fancy
If packing your bags and setting off on a summer holiday isn’t the perfect excuse to indulge in a Michelin starred restaurant experience then I don’t know what is. You know that feeling, when holiday spends feel like Monopoly money and paying the equivalent of £45 for a Mojito feels perfectly acceptable? Well capitalise on that lavish attitude and treat yourself to a gastronomic experience that you won’t be forgetting any time soon.
Throw another shrimp on the barbie
Sorry that was a terrible joke but jesting aside, getting the barbecue out while you’re holidaying is the perfect way to switch up your eating routine, make the most out of valuable time with your loved ones and get a dose of Vitamin D while you dine al fresco. It’s also a great way to conserve some precious spends for those all-important edible airport souvenirs when the Michelin dining has eaten well into your dollar.
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Whether you’re travelling along the Golden Coast or kipping at your local campsite, it’s time to bring the BBQ back into business. If you’re in the market for some outdoor cooking equipment, word on the street says 4WD Supacentre knows what’s what.
Head to the country where your favourite cuisine is from
My last tip but the one I implore you to listen to most is to visit the countries where your favourite food originates from. While we have some incredible authentic alternatives back home, there really isn’t much that can compare to the real McCoy. Whether it’s Indian, Thai or Chinese, seek out the roots of your favourite culinary traditions and teach your tastebuds a thing or two about history while you holiday.