Adding international cuisine to your everyday allows you to bring the world to your stomach and your life. Here are our 5 food ideas for everyday life……
When You are Sick
Nothing like a bowl of soup to help you get over whatever ailment you just caught. But just because you are sick doesn’t mean you have to run and buy a boring can of Campbell’s Chicken noodle soup. Try a big bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup, also voted as number 28 on CNN’s 50 of the World’s most Delcious Foods. It starts with a beef broth, meat (usually chicken or beef) and accompanied by herbs, vegetables and sweet and spicy sauces that you add yourself. Pho will at least bring your taste buds back to life, even if your body feels shutdown.
When You are Hungry as Hell
I don’t know about you, but after a long night (and early morning) of drinking, I wake up feeling like I could roast a horse at a PETA rally. So what do you eat when you are starving, can’t get your hands on an ex-racehorse and you need to soak up the yet-to-be-digested alcohol in our stomach? Look no further than Mexico. Mexican food is heavy, meaty and beany- exactly what you need to recover. Stuff some corn tortillas with grilled meat, onions and cilantro serve it with lime juice, salsa and some refried beans. Then take some Advil, drink some water and go back to bed.
When You Need to ‘Get it On’
Roofies are illegal, ceviche isn’t. So next time you find yourself trying to get laid, don’t do anything that would land you in jail for the better part of your youth. Instead, try taking your potential lover on a date to a great Peruvian restaurant. Ceviche, a staple dish on the coasts of South America and considered to be a natural aphrodisiac, is a blend of diced up blend fish marinated in lime juice, onions, toasted corn, seaweed, chili peppers and boiled sweet potatoes. For some extra potency, grab a bottle of wine ……or two.
When You are Hungover
I’m not sure if the pilgrims were just starving when they got off the Mayflower and decided that the best idea to combat starvation would be to cut up a cow and grill the meat with cheese on a bun smeared with ketchup and mayo. Okay, I know the pilgrims did not ‘invent the burger’ but, it is a fact (google it); there is nothing like a fat, juicy burger and side of fries to save your life when you are hungry as hell. Say what you want about classic American food, but no country on earth can make a better burger than the good ole US of A. Yeah its greasy, salty and high in calories but when you r stomach is about to cave in, a lovely bed of greens won’t do.
When You Just Don’t Give a F***!
Do you ever want to go out to eat and NOT have to worry about proper table etiquette? Are there days when you are so hungry that you just want to dive into your food face-first, but you are afraid people will take pictures of you from their iphones and immediately shame you to the world on Facebook? Or do you simply have those day where you just don’t give a rats ass about cultural normative and you say ‘f*** a knife and fork’? Try Ethiopian cuisine. It’s spicy, stewy goodness that you can eat with your hands and feel accepted. Try the different types of wats, or stews with your favorite meat and a side of lentils .Feature Photo Courtesy of atlantic-newspaper.wikispaces.com