Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria’s mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once. ~Anthony Bourdain
One of the biggest challenges of traveling is getting the taste buds to accept the maze of new flavors and the body to properly manage the new spices and food types ingested with every meal. I was raised on a steady CBS diet, that is, chicken, beef, and spaghetti, mainstays of the Midwestern diet, heavily seasoned with salt, salt, and generous dosing of seasoned salt which, according to my dear mother, is not really salt because it’s seasoned.
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