Being a culinary traveler is an unusual occupation, but yet it is a different way to explore many cultures and of course, many traditions, especially when it comes to food.
A culinary travel writer is one who describes his or her journeys by means of culinary arts. In case you haven’t thought about it, you can be a culinary travel writer too, especially if you enjoy traveling and, of course, cooking.
This is actually a very useful profession, for it keeps many people updated, when it comes to international recipes and meals. If you want to turn your traveling into a delicious experience, you should know several things.
At first, prepare a “to- do” list. Make a small list with the destinations and the restaurants you want to visit. Before taking the trip, read some local reviews on the restaurants there. If you really want to do it in an unusual way, forget the restaurants that are popular. Try to find some restaurants that offer local specialties and of course really good food. Use your artistic sense and explore well the location.
As a writer, you will need a Smartphone. It will help you to map the locations and to read all the info about them. If you are looking for addresses, the Smartphone will help you a lot.
In case you can’t afford a dinner at some fancy restaurants, a cocktail on the bar will do the work. This way you will know more about the atmosphere in the restaurant, not to mention you can meet some people and note their opinions about the place.
Taking pictures is also part of your work, so find a good camera, which will help you capture those meals that deserve publicity.
Remember, the usual souvenirs that people take home after their trips are no longer for you. Instead: buy some cookies, nuts, candies, cheese and etc. They surely taste different and will remind you about the cuisine in that particular country.
Also don’t forget to take some medical measures, while you are on a trip. The culinary travel writers taste different foods and this can lead to some medical issues.
Try to get information about the ingredients before even tasting the meal, especially if you are allergic to something.
Take some special medicines that may help you, if you have problems. The antacid and anti-diarrhea medicines are a must; put them in your package.