Food Tourism: Sink Your Teeth into the World

tourists and locals enjoy Camden Market, a London market full of attractions and food vendors and restaurants

For many people, some of the best memories in life involve food. Memorable family dinners during holidays, that sea bass you had on a cruise to the Bahamas, and the baked Alaska you dined on the night your fiancé proposed to you. Travel also creates significant memories: cycling through the Alps, taking the train through France, and riding horseback across Iceland. If you enjoy experiencing food and travel, consider putting the two together as food tourism. One such food tourism trip could take you from playing online at home to traveling to Vegas and savouring shrimp cocktail at the internationally-renowned Carnival World Buffet. A Love Affair Between Food and Travel Why do food and travel go together like peanut butter and jelly? This perfect pairing works because when you think of Italy, you imagine dining on the finest Neapolitan-style pizza in Naples. You think of France and imagine eating exceptional Camembert and a fresh baguette as you tour Marseilles on foot.

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How Much Do People Really Pay for Coffee?

Roasted coffee beans

It may sound far-fetched, but the most expensive coffee you can buy has been processed through elephant dung. Trading at more than £385 per pound, this makes it one of the world's most expensive foodstuffs of any sort, let alone coffee! The makers of the Black Ivory Coffee brand insist that by feeding their elephants on coffee beans and then sifting through their waste material to extract the undigested parts of the beans, they are able to create a distinctive – if not unique – flavour. Once the poo has been removed from the beans, they are then roasted and made ready for grinding into one of the most remarkable – and dear – cuppas you could imagine. If you think that may be a little rich, then what about on the market? Finca El Injerto Coffee You may be pleased to learn that no elephants or dung are used in the production of this premium Guatemalan coffee brand. One of the main reasons that it sells at a price per pound which is not far off Black

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Categories: Food

Fast Food for a Fast Lifestyle

It’s undeniable that, back in ancient times, there were no such treats as donuts, fried chicken or hamburgers. Whether you believe in evolution or not, there can be no arguing that our ancestors would have only eaten what was readily available to them – animal meat, plants, nuts, seeds and, in some instances, roots and tubers. The birth of agriculture gave rise to the concept of mass production and processing of food. Products like rice, wheat and grain were not only affordable to cultivate and harvest, but the products we were able to make from them were easy to store, incredibly versatile and, well, admittedly delicious. Modern man no longer needed to hunt and gather resources for nourishment, and the carbohydrate content of the aforementioned foods meant we needed less to feel fuller, for longer. Fast forward a few hundred years and carb-rich, processed foods continue to dominate the global food scene, with many products targeting the middle class, with a focus on the

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Categories: Food, Lifestyle, Travel

Could Moringa Become the Superfood That Saves the Planet?

Moringa in flower.

You might have heard of superfoods before. Perhaps you consume blueberries for a Vitamin C hit or goji berries to help with weight loss? There again, maybe you eat lamb's lettuce because it delivers anti-oxidant properties? Whichever superfood you might be into, there is no single one that can provide you with a range of nutritious properties that will also help with the battle against world hunger. Or is there? If you've never heard of it before, take a closer look at moringa, perhaps the world's most important superfood. What Is Moringa? Originally found in India, moringa is a genus of plants that is part of the brassicales order. It is now found all over the world. Considered an invasive species because it is so hardy, moringa was often cultivated just for its seed pods in the past because these had a role in traditional herbal medications. However, the plant has since been found to be highly nutritious. Not only its seeds, but its leaves, its pods - known

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Categories: Food