No, Mas Tacos

  I’ve been trying to vary my diet as best I can, but really am struggling to have a day when tacos don’t appear on my plate. I know they are the cornerstone of Mexican cuisine and are used in a dozen slightly different ways but I am tiring of them. In the interest of…

Tacos

It seems that tortillas in Mexico are synonymous with food, I had not fully understood what a pivotal and substantial role they played within the Mexican food culture until I arrived in the country, now I have barely had a meal without them. I don’t yet understand the complex list of items the tortilla dough…

Tlacolula

Standing outside the baseball stadium in the early to mid-morning waiting for a collectivo, I was a little unsure, unsure if I was in the right place, what the said collectivo looked like and how I was going to communicate my needs to the driver effectively. I was told the destinations will be firmly shown…

Tostadas and tortillas

As much as I am enjoying the wonderful corn aroma tortillas deliver when dry cooked on a large convex skillet and the delicious popcorn aroma when the tortilla dough is fried in the concave cooking surface of the skillets other side. I found myself looking for more Mexican culinary interest in some of the better…

Guatape, Antioquia

I love getting out of cities to experience a slower pace of life, to see trees, fields and farms, to enjoy both the change of scenery and some fresher countryside air. The tricky part when travelling can be how long to stay away from the city and where to go, ideally the place needs to…

Flavours of life

With portions so bountiful I found myself missing meals, not being hungry for a full, or even half plate of food, I was thankful for the prevalence of street-side stalls and vendors who sold snacks. These hard working people helped keep me in bites between meals and saved me delving into the rather uninteresting convenience foods…

36 hours in Bogota

A part of me didn’t feel right about visiting Colombia and not spending any time in Bogota, especially considering I was landing here from Brazil. Friends and fellow travellers had alternative views on the city, some said to fly in and fly on, Bogota was not worth the effort, others said it’s nice enough but…

Carrinhos de bolo

During the day and long into the night there are small cake laden trolleys all around Paraty, as if everyone who visits this little town needs a little sweet pick me up. It works for me, with a great number of locally baked dessert items for me to try, I was both relieved and saddened…

EAT RIO Tom’s tour

Tom explains the premise of his food tour quite well, he wants the tour experience to be like a friend of a friend is showing you around a city they live in. And he nails that description perfectly with a mix of professionalism and approachability that delivers an excellent and enjoyable six hours of food…

Before arrival

Before I arrived in Argentina I had a very narrow view of Argentine food, my line of thought extended little beyond beef, empanadas and Malbec. Having spent only a few days here already I can extend that list to include milanesas, dulce de leche and even Argentine style pizzas to the list of foods I…

Cobbled together

With Peru rising through the ranks of the world gastronomic nations in the last few years I am indeed looking forward to eating well while I am here. Needless to say I was surprised and delighted to find so many casual food traders on the streets of Cusco, collectively I gave them much custom, eating a great…

Mas-issneun gansig

The old quarter of Jeonju is an incredibly good place to find tasty snack food, with many of the hanocks converted into casual eating places. It was so easy to grab something, pick a direction and allow myself to get distracted by whatever I could find along the way. Sometimes I’d head back to grab…