According to The Independent, there’s never been a better time than now to be a gourmet traveller, and that’s good news for us.

Food destinations and top-notch restaurants are now more accessible than ever to the budding foodie, as chefs and restaurateurs shift their focus to working with locally produced ingredients. This means that while you enjoy your world travels, fresh, quality, and most of all, tasty dishes should easily be within reach.

Southern Comfort Food
Southern Comfort Food

One of the latest food trends to hit London is Southern American cooking. This down-home cuisine from the Southern United States has varied influences, including Irish, French, Native American, and African American. A traditional Southern meal might consist of pan-fried chicken, black-eyed peas, collard greens, mashed potatoes, and a dessert that is usually pie. It’s not exactly light fare, but such comfort foods rarely are.

The island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands is also rediscovering authentic cuisine. At a local restaurant Kabuki, Canarian chef Daniel Franco draws inspiration from Japanese and Mediterranean influences and local produce. He then creates dishes such as usuzukuri of local cherne fish, layered over the islands’ black potatoes, and served with the region’s spicy red pepper “mojo” sauce.

Wherever you’re travelling, keep your eyes open for the next local, gourmet experience.

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About Tanya Braaksma

Tanya is an avid traveller who is happiest when using her camera to discover what delights the world has to offer. She originates from Canada, currently makes her home in the Netherlands, and is on an everlasting journey to visit all corners of the world.


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