There are a lot of perks to having good friends that are chefs.
For example, they are always trying out new culinary delicacies and you get to be their guinea pig. They know everything about the best local eateries, as well as where to find the best, or hard-to-find ingredients, for anything you might want to whip up yourself. Their kitchens are well equipped and super clean. Their passion for food and cooking fills you with awe, and you never, ever want to turn down an invitation to eat at their homes. Ever!
One of our favorite things about traveling to new places can be summed up in one word: FOOD!
Although we’re not food experts, we do appreciate the culinary differences between blah, good, and mmmm-mmmm grrrreat! When we were in Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria, food was scarce. Trips to the grocery store (when it was open) were more like foraging rather than shopping. We settled for “blah” which included MREs and whatever we could find on the shelves, just to stay alive. We’re over that. Hopefully it won’t happen again.
Each locale and culture we’ve experienced has its own unique food signature. From taco stands to 5-star bistros, we’re “game” for tasting and feasting on it all.