Travelling for food
We have decided not to travel to Bosnia for 1st of May holidays.
I don’t remember when was the last time we didn’t spend our 1st of May holidays there. Probably, it’s been at least 10 years. So, this is a big change for us :) (or at least a change for me – I think it may be a huge relief for my husband ;))
When we were picking the potential destination to spend one week of our free time, I realized my way of picking the destinations was very (if not totally) influenced by the image of local cuisine.
Our first idea, of course, was travelling to Turkey. Ohhhhh, I want to eat tastey Turkish tomatoes, delicious ekemek (bread), youghurt and aubergines that almost melt in your mouth. And it’s been so long since I’ve had a decent kebab… And think about soups…
But than I got struck by an image of a Mediterranean open-air market packed with zucchini, green onions, loads of fresh fish, deliciously smelly olives… How about Adriatic coast, for example Split, it’s south enough to have all these and many more goodies in the end of April already…
Oh my, oh my, I’d also love to eat some delicious Italian cured meats, great cheese and enjoy a proper capucchino. Why not travel to Italy?
Hmmmmm. The more I thought about it the clearer it became. My travelling preferences are determined by images of food.
Let’s go Serbia! Sure – I’d love to eat proper pleskavica and grilled red peppers! How about Macedonia? Yes, yes! But are their tomatoes already ripe in May? You know Greece also sounds inviting in this time of the year.Well, yes, but I think I prefer Turkihs food. What are we going to do this weekend? Let’s visit my mum. She’ll cook bosnian beans and it’s been ages since we’ve had those.
Somebody would think I don’t get to eat at all :)
What do you think about when deciding for holiday destination? Are beautiful scenery and cobbled streets of medivial town just a proper setting for a nicely laid out dining table? ;) In our family this, obviously, is the case – here’s some of my husband’s related thoughts.
P.S. I received a lovely blog award from Bensedin Art – the blog which I regularly read, so I am very happy about this! Thanks! And I’d like to give it to: Cloopco and Misha’s crochet another two of my favourite crafters blogs.