When you travel, you learn so much about yourself and about the world around you. By doing this, you open up your eyes to a different way of life, and you learn things that you can use in your everyday life. When we say there’s so much to learn, there are many things that fall into this category, including the language, different ways of doing things, life skills, and even cooking techniques. Out of these options, we’re going to focus on cooking and why it’s a fun learning experience in a new country.
You Learn About Spices
When you cook a different type of food, you’ll use new spices – some of which you may have never heard of before. For instance, if you go to Mexico, you may learn about new spicy peppers to use. Every country (and even city) around the world has their own way of seasoning things.
Aside from spices, you may be surprised at what tools and techniques are used to make a certain dish. When you go on a Belize vacation package, for instance, you’ll learn that they make their rice and beans in coconut milk. Or when you go to Mexico City, you’ll fall in love with using a molcajete to grind your seasonings and food.
You Make New Connections
When you show an interest in someone’s culture, it’s a way for them to open up and tell you about themselves. By doing so, you’ll surely meet people who will make an impact on your life. One of the best ways to get to know a culture better is to make friendships with the locals.
It’s an Excuse to Eat
Whether you’re taking a cooking class or wandering around and trying food in every corner, it’s an excuse to eat your heart out! One of the reasons that we encourage you to try many different types of foods is because every family adds their own unique twist to it. Before choosing which dish or presentation you like best, you should give them all a try.
When you’re on vacation, try to embrace the culture by learning about their food. If you get the chance to take a food tour or cooking class, don’t hesitate to join along.