2013 was a year of many things, most notably adventure, experimental cooking, and curious eating. Over the past year, I was exposed to more than new foods. While hitchhiking and cycling, I was introduced and became accustomed to skipping, an environmentally friendly and completely free way to eat-unless you’re arrested in a country where it’s illegal. Luckily, I wasn’t arrested…well, at least for that. When we embarked on our rafting adventure, we were completely reliant on traditional (and time-consuming) preparation methods such as cooking over an open fire or a beer can stove fueled with some type of spirit sporting a Dutch/German/Slovakian/Hungarian label. Some countries showed me better meals than others, but, overall, I had the most spectacular foodie experience of my life. Here’s to the last year of my culinary adventures.
This year will be difficult to match in terms of resourcefulness, creativity, and diversity of flavor, but I’m hoping that 2014 will step up to the challenge. Happy New Year!