The famous American author and poet Kurt Vonnegut once said, “You can’t just eat good food. You’ve got to talk about it too. And you’ve got to talk about it to somebody who understands that kind of food.”
Clearly, Vonnegut was what we call today a ‘foodie,’ and he would certainly have understood the importance that food plays in the discourse of human relations, both at the table and in the broader world. Like the great spice routes of centuries ago, food gives us reason to venture out and explore, where discovery is revealed through earth’s rich bounty and mankind’s inventive culinary abilities.
Even Oscar Wilde boasted, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.” Good food after all has the ability to bring people together, to bridge the divide between languages and cultures, and in Wilde’s case, temperaments.
Perhaps nothing reveals the nature and soul of a place quite like food does. It’s no surprise then that there are many travel tours related to food and fine cuisine the world over. Whether indulging in the breads and pastries of Europe, taking a cheese and wine tour in California or immersing yourself in an Asian cooking class, one thing’s for sure – a whole new slice of life will be revealed.
Travel Associates has a range of tempting packages available when it comes to food tours, so start planning your heavenly vacation today.