Eating is an adventure in Asia and there is so much to share I want to burst! But I’ve limited myself to my favorite 6. Make sure you follow my blog because soon comes food preparation which is interesting for anyone who likes to eat.
First, why. Why seek out foods from other cultures? Research shows that variety and not monotony is important in eating for several reasons: it feels good, challenges our minds, and strengthens relationships through experience! To read more about variety check out this article in Prevention: http://www.prevention.com/eatclean/eating-same-foods-everyday
6 Lessons We Can All Learn From Asians
Nothing Goes To Waste
Food Should Be Convenient
Protein Comes Big and Small
The Louder The Smacking The Better: no pics, just saying!
Eat More Often
Community, the best lesson of all was learned my first year. I noticed the Khmer making curry and crushing fresh spices by hand along with garlic and peppers. Feeling for them, a friend bought them a food processor.
They turned it on and watched the blade spin with utter fear, looked at us and said “we like sitting and crushing spices together.” The food processor never got used. I learned a lot through that. They sit all afternoon together and make food while talking about issues or husbands and laughing the entire time. Food is community in Asia and not just eating it.
Could we cook together more often? How do you feel about cooking with others? In America, I feel a bit awkward but natural here in Asia. Lets poll and see.
I often get asked, “what is the strangest thing you’ve eaten in Asia?” I would have to say Porcupine!
Explore your world and tell me, what is something strange you have eaten?