Have you ever thought about what influences have made you the type of traveller you are today? Ever since I was young, I’ve always been intrigued by fantastic food and the outdoors. I’m lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel around the world and combine two of my favourite things.
In terms of where I choose to go, it’s all driven by my passion for nature and food.
I teamed up with Aussie travel site Wotif.com to share my story. Check out the video!
By travelling to places like the Great Barrier Reef and the city of Venice, I’ve learnt to appreciate and make the most of life right now; while my love for food has allowed me to experience the world whilst on the search for the best ingredients and inspiration.
Travelling to pursue our passions is a big thing for us Aussies, in fact, I’ve discovered from Wotif’s Wot’s Your Journey? Report, that over half of us do, with 24% of us making the trek for food!
I’m always thinking about where my work for Bondi Harvest will take me next. But for those fellow foodies who are looking for an amazing experience, check out my top five must-visit destinations.
There are not many places in the world where a bad meal is nowhere to be found, but Japan’s one of those places! I’ve been to Japan twice now and I really have become obsessed with the country and its food and culture. Around every corner and behind every door is a new culinary experience; everything is so tasty and prepared with such precision and respect.
Sweet, savoury, umami, salty, crunchy, and soft Japanese ingredients are in constant harmony using simultaneously some of the most out there and age-old techniques and ingredients.
The one meal that impressed me amongst copious amounts of ramen, gyoza and sushi was in Okinawa. Irabu Soup (Sea Snake soup!!). I’m not going to lie I was hesitant and a little scared at first; but it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. With a smoked and dried sea snake, pork hock and 5 different kinds of stock the recipe was totally in harmony, super delicious and is known anciently to have incredible health and healing properties.
There are just so many lessons to be learnt from Japanese culture, I can’t wait to go back again.