Discussion time! What makes a recipe authentic? We’ve been receiving lots of comments lately from readers and passionate foodies who’ve joined us along the way, and it seems this topic strikes a cord for many of you.
So today we thought we’d take the time to sit down with you and open up the discussion a little further.
Do you love to eat? Do you love to cook? Do you share your food, try new food or dream about food? Just how far do you go for the love of food?
Yesterday was just the day we needed as we’re nearing the end of our wandering adventure: shopping, friends and amazing food that was yaki and yum all at the same time.
To the casual eye we might look like a couple of efficient travellers with our tiny backpacks. I’ve lost count of the times people have said variations of: ‘How can you possibly have everything you need for a year of travel in that?’
The increasing piles of boxes we’ve posted home tell a much different story.
As I sit here and write this we’re in a tiny windowless hotel room in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, the closest we could find to the airport we’ll be flying out of tomorrow. It’s Christmas Eve and it’s now officially been 10 months since we left Australia on our culinary travel adventure…
We’re spending Christmas with our friends in Singapore and if I could put my excitement into words it would probably look something like:
Laos can be a challenging country to travel through at times, with transportation being one of the more difficult (but most interesting) aspects. When adventuring gets hectic we prefer to smile and roll with the punches. We opened our eyes, and became captivated by the People of Laos.
Thinking back across our three week north to south adventure through Laos, we felt the full spectrum of emotion, from stress, frustration and traveller’s guilt to wonder and sheer amazement. Unlike Thailand with its modern conveniences, Laos was a whole new world for us.
It made us wonder, who are these people and what are their stories?