Food Tourism: Travel to Eat and Taste

When you think of Istanbul, what might come to mind, away from the Bosphorus, Galata, Sultanahmet, and Taksim? Don’t you also think about kebabs, shawarma, baklava, haloum, and countless other foods and cuisines? And if I tell you to imagine yourself in Italy, don’t you quickly think of pizza and pasta with their different varieties and tastes? When we talk about the Levant, falafel and chickpeas must always be present, right? When it comes to India, spices will be the first thing you can think of.

So we must not disagree that food, tourism, or travel are so interconnected that it would be no mistake to say that traveling without experiencing the local food of the country you are visiting would be an incomplete experience on a very large scale. Once you’ve experimented to eat where you are, whether you like it or not, you’ve formed a bond and formed a stronger relationship with that place and its inhabitants.

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