I do love me some food. Any food – I can appreciate things for what they are. I certainly have my flavours of the month, or quarter, and my favourites – Greek, Chinese, Israeli, Mexican, etc. I am also an adventurous eater – many folks aren’t brave when it comes to chow. You can give me pretty much anything, and I’ll try it once (just not dog, because I love dogs and think it would be bad to eat my best friends. Darn near anything else is fair game). I had Tibetan food in Salt Lake once. It was certainly a new experience. Food wasn’t bad either. Right here at home, I recently tried Kurdish food. A variation really, of Middle Eastern Food (think Lebanese, Israeli, Arab, Egyptian) – but with hints of its own. Whole fish, rice, meatballs, soupy dips. All good. And there are two more tastes on offer just a few more blocks from me that I’m dying to try: Nepali (wouldn’t even be able to imagine what that’s like – thinking Asian with heavy Indian influence?) and Polish. Not sure when I’ll get around to it – being super busy these days. But I will, and will let yawl know. Here’s to eating widely, eating variety, and being willing to experiment with taste. Gesundheit!
Peter van der Walt is a fiction author, although you may find some non-fiction and the odd essay out there. Fans can find his newsletter, posts, updates and developments at petervanderwalt.com. Currently, he is hard at work on his next story. When not writing, he has far too many interests to reasonably keep up with. He lives with his partner in Devon, England.