A red bag of Lay's chips in Texas Grilled BBQ Flavor with several sections of Chinese text on the bag, laying on a Shanghai Disney Resort bag featuring a white profile of Mickey Mouse's head against a gold castle, and a map of the Shanghai Disney Park in many colors and rendered in a child's crayon drawing style.

Food & Recipes

Food & Recipes

About  Food & Recipes

Food has been at the center of how I connect with people for my whole life. Family time was spent around the table. Breakfast, dinner, holidays. Food can be a universal language that transcends any language or potential cultural barriers.

When traveling, exploring food culture is one of the most important things to me. It makes me feel more connected to the past, present, and even future of ever place I visit.

Read all about my culinary adventures and perhaps you’ll find something new to try.

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Bakery display featuring Vínarbrauð

Icelandic Food History

Before traveling to Iceland for the first time, we were so excited to learn more about its history. Food culture is really important in my family, so we especially love delving into the food history of every place we visit. Iceland was particularly fascinating to learn about due to a combination of its geographical location, its isolation as an island, the different settlements and occupations that have occurred over the years, as well as the available (and sometimes limited) resources.

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