Food is possibly the most amazing thing is this world. It’s beautiful, yummy, and always there for you when you need it. The problem is that we get into the same habits of eating the same foods over and over again. Trying new foods isn’t exactly something most people are comfortable with, but we should give it a try! You’d be surprised how amazing some foods are, even if they sound or look a little bit strange. Here’s a few tips to get you started.
First of all, if you haven’t downloaded Foursquare or an app like it, you should probably give it a shot. It notifies you of restaurants (and other attractions near you) that the local people like and frequently go to. It’s a great way to find new places to eat at when you’re out. Of course, this is only good if you’re willing to spend money to try new and different foods. Sometimes that’s great, especially if you’re looking for more gourmet foods to try. If not, then recipes might be better for you.
Another great way to try new foods is to make them yourself! Look on Pinterest for great new recipes, or even try to follow cooking channels on Facebook. Both love to show new recipes and new ways to cook ingredients that you most likely already have in your cabinet or fridge! You should start with something simpler though, since not everyone is a master chef right off the bat. Slowly, as you start cooking more and trying new things you’ll figure out what kind of spices, or even entire dishes that you love and can add to your cooking repertoire.
Finally, try to move away from the typical “American” foods, such as burgers and fries and pizza. Sure there are tons of different ways to make those, but international food is amazing too! There are some amazing Asian or Ethiopian dishes to try, and Middle Eastern food is crazy good too. The food is completely different from our foods, and yet they are absolutely delicious. Maybe you can make a vow to try one new international food every week! If you can’t figure out how to make it yourself, there are many international restaurants that would love to show you their culture’s food.
Get out there and start trying some different foods! There is so much food out there to try and so little time to try them all. If you get started this year you’ll find some amazing dishes to eat, and most likely become a master chef in no time. Have fun cooking and have an even better time discovering new foods to eat. 🙂
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