• Jayanth Dev

Why Food is an Important Part of your Travel Experience


Food is not just about getting energy; it’s an experience

says an adage. Well, all of us love travelling. Seldom do you find people who would deny this? There’s sight-seeing, exploring new places, people, culture, numerous photos to upload on social media platforms, and not to forget the variety of food that you get to eat.

The different parts of the world have so much to offer in cuisines that travelling can never be boredom. But this is nothing new; Travel and food have gone hand in hand for ages. Exploring new cuisines and pleasures of the table has always been associated with leisure time. In recent times, it has now become the priority of countless people to choose a destination that serves a savoury for their taste buds.


Food & Travel- An Experience To Never Forget


When people travel, they take a break from their daily chores and relax. They live different experiences apart from their daily lives. These experiences become more memorable when they feel connected with the food around them. Observation, touch, and other senses are a part of communication. Similarly, food is also a universal language. After all, least does it matter where one hails from, and food is the language that connects all.

It’s All About Bringing People Together


People say that they travel to experience different cultures. But, they often forget to mention that it’s also the food and the cuisines of the places that give a different experience altogether. It helps to connect with people and places. For many, food has high importance in preserving cultural identity.

Some dishes tell the entire story of a place where one travels to. As outsiders, by learning about the local food, you can learn a lot about the place you’re visiting. By tasting the variety of food the site offers, you understand it at a deeper level rather than merely seeing its landmark. You can experience a place by interacting with its food, as said, eating habits tell a lot about people and places.

Gain New Flavors And Dishes To Devour Your Taste Buds


Travelling to new places and trying new dishes with all fresh spices, flavours, taste means coming home with various cuisines to work at your kitchen! You get to learn a lot about new flavours and tastes. Plus, if you are a food freak then it's an add on to your list. Possibly, it may not taste exactly like what you ate at that place, but you can, for sure, satisfy yourself if you crave for that particular cuisine.

The Trend


People were not so much into eating earlier. The public interest in food has been steadily increasing. The emergence and rise of social media have made all the difference. Social media plays a vital role in driving interest and enthusiasm for food and travel experiences. The trend of food blogging and travel blogging has pulled out the hidden talents and has given rise to such people who always wanted to do something like this. And for those who dreamt about travelling and eating, it’s like a dream come true. It’s almost a trend now to travel, taste, and post it on Instagram. For many, it has become their passion for roaming around, exploring, and eating.


A Tale Of Tastes


To conclude, culinary experiences are becoming more and more focused while travelling. It is a new trend with a high amount of interest among the millennials. Today, people are better educated, wealthy, and have travelled extensively. People are also concerned about their health and healthy food. As a result, food and drink have become an inevitable part of our lives and have a high priority while travelling. Food is the new culture or reason for heading towards a destination. So, head on to new places and keep on eating and exploring new places and dishes.

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