It is no secret to some of us that not only food and culinary travel has become a massive trend since 2016….
People of a certain class and perhaps certain generation are looking for more authentic eating experiences. It is the uppermost praise that they can heap on a main stream restaurant or a chain. It is not a craze if you know that food, if course, a part of our identity and something that fuels our daily activity. The authentic food would be the one that was once perfected by honest local farmers and peasants and then served the same way for years, the cooking and serving traditions that passed down from mother to daughter per se. By tapping the traditions of our past we can recapture the paradise that our grandparents unaccountably abandoned leaning towards more sweet and fat diets. These foodies are in constant search for their own lost culinary heritage and also looking to try ones from the culture they don’t know.
Another reason of course for the rise of the authentic dining experience is that the authentic meals are considered fresher, made with cleaner and higher quality ingredients while the locals surely know where to source those. This trend resonances with a return of the goodness of simpler times, where goods that sought after were those that were handmade, home grown or artisanal. What the customer is looking for now is an independent restaurant, supper club or a pop-up feast or a table situated in a picturesque locale where the host uses natural ingredients on a par with some non-main stream ingredients to make dishes from the traditional recipes perhaps ones they were brought up with or mastered. There are chefs of all sorts and all over the world not only glad to see this trend coming about, but they are also rising to occasion and looking to put their natural skills to use and delight the curious traveller and the local alike. Right now there are hundreds of tables around the world serving anything from ethnic cuisines to Mongolian and Korean BBQ, so if you fancy to tempt your palate with few more interesting and perhaps unknown flavours, tap into your local authentic dining scene or explore one on your next travel, abandon the Trip Advisor reviews for best restaurant and search for an authentic meals served in a perhaps less authentic setting.
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