Have you ever noticed how even the faint aroma of something you ate on vacation instantly takes you back to that moment? Trying a new cuisine is not only an enjoyable experience, but also an important part of immersing yourself into a different culture. This week, our Twitter Chat theme is Food and Travel! We’ll be talking about the crepe you ate in front of the Eiffel Tower, the slice of pizza you devoured in Naples and the late-night kebab in New York City. But most importantly, we’ll be talking about how food and culinary discoveries enriched and enhanced your travel experience.
If you are unavailable during the chat time, but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:
Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Welcome to the chat! Trying local cuisine is an accessible way to dive straight into a new culture. What is a memorable meal you’ve had while travelling?
Q2 – 2:05pm EST
Scoping out a new food scene can be overwhelming. Do you have a strategy for seeking out restaurants and cafes?
Q3 – 2:15pm EST
Have you ever travelled specifically to try a cuisine? Share some pictures from the trip!
Q4 – 2:25pm EST
Food is best served with good company! Share a story of a memorable dining experience while travelling with friends, family, or locals.
Q5 – 2:30pm EST
What is a meal that represents your hometown or culture? Share a picture!
Q6 – 2:35pm EST
Have you tried mooncakes in China or attended a Braai in South Africa? Food can be deeply tied to heritage and tradition. Have you celebrated a holiday with food abroad?
Q7 – 2:40pm EST
Anyone who has eaten a fried spider in Cambodia or visited a halal butcher shop in Morocco knows that sometimes eating in a foreign country can mean stepping outside of your comfort zone. What have you tried – and where?
Q8 – 2:50 pm EST
Food is rooted in tradition, family and culture. Has sampling local cuisine made you feel more connected to a place you’ve visited?
Body image by @canahtam / Header image by @insearchofperfect