I am a 120% dedicated foodie. Some people eat as a neccessity to live – I live to eat and enjoy food. I’m not the typical “gourmet” (the up-tight type of foodie who strictly chases the high-end restaurants), but more a case of genuine food curiousity and a healthy appetite.
From my perspective, the joys of travelling is made out of a combination of 3 things; people you meet + atmosphere + food. Obviously, eating out bridges all three… Finding a cosy place, while exploring tasty ingredients in a combo I haven’t tried before. Sharing the meal and a good chat with others, or just in my own company while people-spotting.
Some people chase mountain summits or marathons. I chase mouth-watering flavours and charming places to enjoy a meal or snack.
By no means does it have to be hip and/or expensive. Some of my all-time favourites over the years consist of a 3-tables “bring your own ingredients” chicken meal behind an anonymous door near a street market in Essaouira (Morroco, that is), a street food trolley in New Dehli (I have built up a really good resistence for bacteria over the years…) while buying 30 extra portions for street kids as that’s something that won’t end up in the pocket of a criminal guy, or a homemade lunch including fish head at a local artist’s home and gallery near Lagos (Nigeria).
Well, enough of that. What I actually wanted to share with you just now is a reccomended tip from Helsinki, following last night’s dinner with a great bunch of industry colleagues!
Good morning from Helsinki! (On my way for breakfast, this writing got my appetite started..)