Wanderlust Wednesday: Food Edition
Have you ever noticed how food entices you to where you want to explore next? For me, it's definitely part of why I choose to visit somewhere specific.
1) Arepa: Colombia
Arepas are Colombia and Venezuela's most popular cuisine and comes in all different types of versions, depending on the region of the country. This versatile food is similar to bread in Italy and tortillas in Mexico! If you don't like one version of an arepa, that's okay! Don't be afraid to try another. The shredded beef, freshly cut avocado, grilled sweet potato and bright tomatos will leave you elated and wanting more.
Arepa's mouthwatering corn-based discs are definitely a must when diving into Colombia or Venezuelan culture!
2) Poutine: Canada
If you haven't already, order poutine! It's a popular dish originally from Quebec, Canada. However, I've found poutine on many menus in New England so you may not have to travel far.
Poutine is warm crispy french fries with steamy brown gravy drizzled all over, topped with cheese curds. I'm salivating just thinking about it!
3) Rakfish: Norway
Rakfish is trout! However, its been salted and fermented for a few months. After that, you eat it uncooked... Norwegians often eat this questionable cuisine with onions and sour cream. Rakfish sounds interesting, and if I was in Norway I wouldn't be opposed to trying some.
4) Colcannon: Ireland
Colcannon is pretty basic, mashed potatoes and kale. However, If you ask me, there's no better place in the world to have mashed potatoes than in Ireland.
5) Chiles en Nogada: Mexico
This cuisine appears to be very appetizing. Here's the rundown on what Chiles en Nogada is. It's a poblano chile stuffed with picadillo, covered in walnut sauce, garnished with pomegranate seeds and parsley.
Not only do the pomegranate seeds taste amazing but they create a unique look for the dish. I just love pomegranate seeds. Do you know what picadillo is? It's a type of hash, which come differently depending on what type of Chiles en Nogada you order. Fun fact, the colors this meal offers are meant to represent Mexico's flag.