Food and Travel Videos
The kids love watching food and travel videos. To say they are fans of Anthony Bourdain unnecessary, cause who isn’t. They really enjoy watching videos about places they are staying in or going to soon. Weird food videos are always winners!
Activating taste buds
Every new location is full of food discoveries. Every adventure outing includes a new place to eat and try something different. In some cases, we try lots of different places which serves the same food to then choose a favorite.
When we stay longer periods of time in places, favorites start to get set. For example, mango and sticky rice in Bangkok or Cheese Borek in Istanbul.
There are lots of ways to incorporate food into a Worldschooling education. One of the most obvious is to go out and eat; street food, cafes, restaurants, historical eateries, etc. You can go further and watch videos and read blogs to find the best of each place. Try taking a cooking class with the kids and maybe even make a video of the experience
“Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one’s life.”
– Anthony Bourdain
Scroll below to see our stories about food, our favorite food, and travel videos and some resources from Amazon to get you eating everywhere you go.
Pro Tip: Pace yourself and eat as much as you can but plan it out and enjoy it.
Close to our house there are a few roadside stalls that sell gai yang and mysteriously they all have these yellow signs with red stencil lettering. In Bangkok the gai yang stalls are a little different, they are usually set up on salings (motorbikes with sidecars) and a side grill where the chicken gets cooked, even while the saling moves around the streets.
Pad Pak Ruam Mitr Stir fry vegetables in oyster sauce. ผัดผักรวม Most of you know about the thai food stalls all over the streets in Bangkok and all over Thailand.Each stand serving one or at most three different dishes. But there is one dish that seems to be...
What is Bael Fruit Tea and what is it good for?This is another post about a Thai specialty, called Matoom. It's a medicinal herbal tea made with dried Bael Fruit. It's really good for your tummy and digestion when you've eaten too much! The smell is very...
Traditional thai coffee Traditional Thai Coffee Let´s go back in time. A personal coffee history....in order of appearance. Instant coffee doesn´t have a spot since that´s just for emergencies. (Until I got to Bali and now I´m all about instant coffee) Irish...
Crystal Guava, Sweet Green Guava, Farang Fruit I never used to eat Guava fruit in South America. Maybe sometimes had guava juice, but that´s about it. Here in Thailand I discovered the many many fruit carts around that sold all kinds of cut and uncut fruit. I even...
Tom Kah Gai is one of those dishes that just stay with you. Creamy, spicy, savory, coconuty. It's just the best. Siam cuisine, better known as Thai Food is full of yummy delicacies but Tom Kah Gai is my favorite. If you want to try some Tom Kah Gai at home, Amazon has...
A Bourdain essential. It’s not that current but it’s got all his best thoughts on travel and food. We all miss Anthony Bourdain.
A mustread book if you’re traveling to Japan. This is the kind of book that you’ll never want to get rid of. Matt Goulding with Roads and Kingdoms make the best food books.
Turkish food is so ancient and delicious and full of flavors. This book not only has amazing recipes it also has beautiful photos. Perfect for preparing a trip to Istanbul or while there.
The one book you need to take on the All-American Road Trip. From coast to coast or slowly across the country, you need the best barbecue.