Alright, listen up friends and followers. In my new found love of food and exploring other cultures, I've come across something pretty interesting.
I've come to realize that, amidst all of our differences, the one thing that easily unites us is food. Nothing makes me feel more connected to people than when I am sitting down and sharing an exciting meal with them. And regardless of the different tastes, textures, and spices, ultimately our foods are made with similar ingredients. So after my exploration around the culinary world this summer, I've continued to enjoy making crepes. Specifically, the French street food crepe, sweet with Nutella and strawberry. It's an easy, delicious dessert. What's funny is that as I researched through recipes from other countries (Greece, Morocco, Mexico...) I realized that the concept of a crepe was universal. A thin, smooth cake or tortilla filled with some kind of warmed substance. We're focused so much on difference, why not notice a little similarity in the world? We use different names for things but our understanding of the concept is the same. It's easy to see that in food. Sometimes I wonder, maybe if we spent more time looking for the similarities instead of the differences the world would be a better place?
Anyway, here's to a new experiment. Using food, specifically, crepes, to make connections to this big beautiful messy world. We'll look past our differences: ingredients, cooking method, presentation, and remember that ultimately all humans love some form of crepe.
So I present to you a new Blog Series... Around the World in 80 Crepes! We're combining some of my favorite things: books, cooking, and travel! We'll start in London, as Phileas Fogg from the famous book Around the World in 80 Days once did, and travel the world (metaphorically of course). Each week I will post a recipe and some interesting facts about the country it originates from. Maybe by the end of it, we will be able to see that there are more similarities in life than differences...
Be on the look out for our first recipe! Coming later this week!