I love food, possibly more than anything else in the world. Food never lets you down, and it doesn’t answer back. If I could, I’d tour the world just hopping from restaurant to restaurant trying new things. Unfortunately, I can’t quite do that. I have bills to pay and endless beauty products to buy.
What I can do, is attempt to find a way to try different foods or make them myself. I like to think I’m not too shoddy in the kitchen, so here’s my food bucket list.
I’m madly in love with Japanese culture. I’ve never been (still scared of flying), but it’s on my to-do list. In the meantime, I’m happy to continue to try different Japanese foods. I’ve made sushi and even written a Japanese curry recipe.
My love for Japanese cooking aside, I’ve never eaten at a Teppanyaki restaurant! I like the idea of them because you get close and personal with the chefs. I imagine I’d scream every time there was a flame that got a bit too big, but I’d love every minute.
I’ve boosted my French to Brit ratio, and I now live with two French people. It’s made me appreciate the culture and love the language that little bit more.
Since I’ve been living with them, I’ve tried the most amazing Boeuf Bourguignon. I’ve also got my hands on some spectacular bottles of wine.
I still don’t feel like I’ve tried enough French food. My goal for the year is to learn to make perfect French macarons. I’ve already attempted the Italian version. Unfortunately, my French macaroons tasted better than they looked.
I love middle-eastern food. Lebanese cooking so different to most of the food I eat day-to-day. I think it wouldn’t be a bad idea to try to create a mezze platter of different foods so I could try a bit of everything.
I also wouldn’t mind letting someone else doing the work and trying the best Lebanese restaurant I can find. Food always tastes better when someone else is cooking.
I think I have a bit of a crush on Belgium. Since visiting I can’t get enough of Belgium chips. Honestly, they are better than any other chip I’ve ever tried! Belgium chips are twice-fried and need Sauce andalouse for an authentic Belgian experience.
Since arriving back in the UK, I’ve been pretty miserable that nowhere serves chips with andalouse! Luckily I’m having a barbeque for my birthday this weekend, so it’s high time I try and make some myself.
Speaking of barbeques, I’ve noticed Korean barbeques popping up everywhere lately. I’ve never tried the Korean cuisine before but I’ve only ever heard good things about it. I’d love to visit and try Korean street food for myself!
I know a couple of Korean barbeques have opened up in Leeds, so I’ll be making my way to one soon. I’m not sure what to expect, but I imagine I’ll enjoy it.
Canada is another place I’ve never been to, but for some reason, it fascinates me. I’ve never come across a Canadian restaurant here in the UK, but I’ve heard plenty about the dishes.
Poutine, Canadian bacon, waffles and maple syrup are all high up on my Canadian eats list! If anyone knows of a restaurant or a good recipe, send it my way.
I’m so up for a private Greece tour with food, wine, sun and sea! The island are beautiful and I can only imagine how good the seafood is!