Since my last post on Getting Back into Podcasts, I have added more to my listening collection as I really enjoy podcasts again and finding new ones to listen to.
I am really enjoying these, I listen in the car on my back and forth to work. I also have them on at work while I tidy the shop etc
These are ones that I would recommend, so please do let me know if you tried them or now subscribed.
More of my Subscriptions…
Do you want to know the stories behind your favourite Italian dishes? With this podcast you can! Join Anglo-Italian food writer Luca Marchiori as he shares a weekly slice of his lifelong love and enthusiasm for the cooking of his native country. In each episode he explores the history of a different Italian food from its origins to the present day. And you’ll discover plenty of fun facts and fascinating figures along the way.
I have always had a place in my heart for Italy, as I used to go there every year with my parents or friends till I met my now ex….who showed me other parts of the world.
I saw this and had to subscribe as I wanted to learn more than what little I already knew of Italy and its culture.
Luca is great with detail giving you just the right amount of information that keeps you interested from start to finish.
Rice to Meet You
As featured in The Guardian and Apple Podcasts’ New and Noteworthy, Rice To Meet You is a comedy podcast about Asian culture that’s accessible to everyone!
Join UK-based comedians Nigel Ng and Evelyn Mok as they talk to notable guests about the modern Asian experience.
I started to watch Nigel Ng on YouTube where is is Uncle Rodger and to be honest that really introduced me to him (Nigel).
I did a search for him on my podcast app and found this, and have listened to many episodes now.
Apple Bitz XL
Apple Bitz XL is everything good and bad inside the world of Apple from tech host Brian Tong. He brings on special guests and gives his raw honest take while having fun after covering and working for Apple for over 15 years.
I have watched Brian for a good few years way back when he was on CNET, and now he has is own YouTube channel.
Brian is very fun to watch and at the same time very informative, and very honest with any of his reviews or news.
A Conversation With…
A podcast by Philip DeFranco.
Another person I have followed on YouTube is Phil, his show is another one I watch in the morning while having breakfast. He is just great to watch, again very informative, a good laugh and just entertaining.
Check out his YouTube channel to, I am sure you will be hooked.
If you missed my first post please do check it out as there are some more great shows to subscribe to on that blog post.
A big part of the travel experience is getting to experience some local traditions, history, and culture. An easy way to sample all three of these is just by eating local food. Whether you want to try the highly structured Japanese tea ceremony or a simple meal from a street food stall in India, trying the local cuisine in the way the locals eat it is a good way of making your trip more memorable.
Here are a few ways to eat like a local when you travel.
There’s no shortage of food and travel information on the internet, so researching your destination should be easy. As well as looking at travel websites, check the food and drink sections of local newspapers of where you’re going.
It’s hard to get more authentic than street food as a vibrant and existing way to explore local cuisine.
You can try things like spicy bhajis and sticky jalebis from roadside vendors in India, huge meat kebabs in Marrakech, or some of the best street food in the world in Thailand.
Street food is an amazing way to try local food. Head out, and try lots of small dishes to get a taste of as much as you can.
Shop With The Locals
Think about your own habits and you shop for food and eat at home. Seafood and produce markets are usually busy with local shoppers on market days.
You should visit them to see what the locals are eating and to buy some amazing fresh produce.
Haggle over the early morning fish catch in the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, or eat freshly made tortellini in the traditional delis in Bologna. Supermarkets can also give you some good clues to the way the locals like to eat.
Ask A Local
You can ask locals, like your taxi drivers, for some suggestions for where the locals like to go out to dinner, and may even take you there. Instead of asking the hotel concierge for directions to nearby restaurants where the tourists go, ask them where they like to go for meals with their friends.
Ask locals for suggestions to find out where the locals eat, and experience the cuisine in a more authentic way.
Time Your Visit
Festivals and other local celebrations are a really fun way to learn about local history and food culture. For example, in many countries, Christmas is a huge deal and stepped in local tradition.
You could try traditional Christmas foods like kartoffelpuffer (deep-fried potato cakes) and mulled wine at Germany’s Christmas markets. There are a huge number of food festivals all around the world, from oysters in Galway in October, to garlic festivals in Lautrec in France in August.
Time your visit to arrive somewhere new while a food festival is going on, so you can join in the fun.