I Travel Therefore I Eat
Jul. 29, 2010 6:09 am
Updated: May 22, 2011 7:42 am
I have said it before and I will say it again, I travel way too much for my job but until they invent a mortgage that pays itself, I'll keep doing what the paycheck factory wants me to do. That of course doesn't mean that I can't try and enjoy
myself a little as I schlep my way from city to city in search of the next big deal. So I do. I don't take on food challenges like Adam Richman and I don't eat creepy disgusting stuff like Andrew Zimmer but I do try to find good regional cuisine & foods that
are famous for whatever reason. Then I head home to my kitchen and try to recreate some of the dishes but with my own special twists thrown in.
Going forward on a semi-regular basis (mainly because I never know when I will get the time to actually write) I will recount & share with you (my loyal 1 or 2 readers) my culinary experiences both good & bad from past trips and from trips we have yet
to take. I do get around and my sister has always said that she can tell what I am going to order by looking for the most bizarre combination of flavors on the menu. You know what ? She's right. I can find plain old boring food just about anywhere, so why
not live on the culinary edge ? Why not have that meal or dish that you can talk about later with your friends and have them look at you with either awe or sympathy ? Just wait until I tell you about the time I had the "Slice of Pizza as Big as Your Head"
in Kennesaw, GA. or the time I tried to order duck at the Peabody Hotel. I guarantee you, the stories are only about half as bad as the writing.
So help me out. Give me some ideas of where to go and what to try as I head around this great big melting pot of a country. There is virtually nothing out there I won't try at least once.
And that's all for now from Swampy's Kitchen. Come back next time when we talk about something. I just haven't decided what yet.