So, as guest bloggeur (just made that up) here at imadeitso.com, I’ve been asked to reflect upon food, which I do pretty much hourly anyway.
I eat almost anything almost anywhere. I love food, I love everything to do with it aside from “foodie culture” (more on that later). I eat to live, live to eat. I am a seeker of all things tasty, and have only two cardinal rules (mmm…cardinal itself sounds yummy) that I always follow when traveling this stunningly stunning world of ours:
1. Dinner is not a suicide mission: Yeah, it’s tempting to be the superhero who gets off the plane in Chennai, hits the first street corner and drinks scented dessert water and a fried snack from a cart in the 52 degree heat. That’s Centigrade. But that’s a boneheaded move because the odds dictate that there’s an 80-90 percent chance that you ARE going to get sick. And not a little sick. Sick sick.
2. Dinner is not the time to be a tourist: The aforementioned scorpions on a stick are not eaten by locals in Beijing. That scorpion lollipop is for suckers. Pun intended, in case you were napping and didn’t grasp it in the title of this piece, tootsie. Yeah, that was another pun.
So how have I travelled over a million miles in these past six years and not ended up in Poisonville or Death Valley?
Eat like a local.
Yeah. Walk any street in any big city. See a cart or a restaurant or diner or anything. Is there a line? If you checked “yes,” go there. If there’s a big line, run to it.
Well, if the locals are lining up, the cook is probably not killing them by serving bad oil or rotten cats or, well, anything else the Dark Master himself probably snacks upon.
I don’t think one can truly experience the world without experiencing the food. Rumour has it that Mr. Imadeitso actually ate roasted pigeon recently. And he opined that it was full of wonderfulness. And crispygoodness. So, follow my lead and hit the chow line.
Hoping to see you there!
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