Anyone travelling to experience new places, will soon discover that the versatility of culinary traditions reflect the history of a place, its people and various cultural influences.

Each cuisine combines history with modern life styles, the land with the people. Ancient pasts and traditions become a part of everyday life. Local produce contributs to distinctive flavours. The people, their cities, the countryside, breathtaking scenery, ancient temples and traditional festivals are all part of our travel experience but tasting local culinary delights is a must to complete this travel document.

We hope to visit local markets and eat with the local people, find out about speciality dishes and ingredients. We'll try to understand influences reflected in each dish and share recipes, it's a hard life but someone has to do it!!!

Go to the latest update on food or back to the diary for focus on food from the places we have visited.