Day 49: The Strait of Gibraltar
The intrepid explorers sailed around the world and brought back exotic new foods from the Americas while leaving their stamp on the world as far as the Philippines. With plenty of tapas to choose from and some of the only Moroccan food it the city, you need to add Andalusia to your list.
Day 46: The Land of Morning Calm
Whatever you think you know about Asian flavor profiles, forget it. Korean food has its own unique blend. Although it is often reduced to kimchi and Korean BBQ, or not the fried chicken craze (both notable food categories in their own right), today, we go to Go Hyang, which means something to the equivalent of "My Home Cooking"
Day 32: Ελλάς (Hellas)
The love affair with the Greek world runs deep for many westerners. Bertrand Russell in his History of Philosophy remarks that people often approach the ancient Greek philosophers, architects, and mathematicians with a kind of reverent mysticism. This is easy to understand when you realize that the Greek mathematician measured the height of the Great Pyramid at Giza based on his own shadow. An easy trick to replicate in today's world, but 2500+ years ago is a different subject. Greek influence remains strong on today's world through language, education, music, art, and food
Day 28: The Cape of Africa
The food from South Africa, like the food from many countries on trade routes, tells the history of the country through the flavors. With eleven official languages, three capital cities, a mega-diverse ecological environment, and cross-cultural interactions with more than a dozen nations from without and within, South African food presents a unique culinary experience.
Revisiting Jordan: the best shawarma in Houston
When I ate the Shawarma at Abu Omar's, I was immediately transported to my time in Jordan. I could see the hills of Amman as clearly in my mind as if I was standing outside my favorite Shawarma stand there. Save yourself the money, and check out the best Shawarma in Houston.
Day 26: The Island (archipelago) of Enchantment
Puerto Rico is a land of fusion. It is an American territory (where you don't need your passport) that uses the dollar as its currency, but the road signs are in Spanish and the measurements are metric (while globally relevant, the metric system is shunned in America). It is a beautiful country with food to match.