Comfort food

Kimberley’s kitchen travels 

It’s interesting from a culinary perspective why some people travel. To experience the local cuisine, try something new or simply eat what you are used to eating at home?

In Europe, I overheard Americans on many occasions ask if the dining establishment served hamburgers and in Ethiopia one of the British tourists in the tour group requested fish and chips at every restaurant where we ate. Europe, particularly France, is known for tasty food that doesn’t include beef and buns and the pulse and vegetable based cuisine of Ethiopia is flavourly spiced and nutritious. The hamburgers and fish and chips will be waiting for them when they return home.

However, there is something to be said about enjoying comfort food on the road. A sensitive or tentative stomach may appreciate something familiar to digest while the mind in culture shock is somewhat placated by familiar flavours. Wherever I go, I seek out bread and chocolate. What’s your go-to comfort food when travelling? And why? Feel free to share in the comment section.

2 thoughts on “Comfort food

  1. Some people definitely travel to find the familiar. I have also heard many tourists say, “This isn’t how they make them at home….” 😆 While I love exploring new flavors and ways of cooking, chocolate in different forms is something I always gravitate to wherever I am.

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