The waft of spices saturating the souks in Istanbul.
Warm churros in the mountains of Peru.
The light bubbles of chilled champagne on a white washed Maldives beach.
Many of my favourite travel memories are peppered with the tastes of the dishes I sampled along the way. But it’s not only the flavours that linger but the smells, the colours and the new experiences.
Buying fresh pancakes from a street stall after taking a night train to Marrakesh.
Picking avocados off the trees in California to make fresh Guacamole.
Sitting down to a simple goat stew in a family’s mud hut in Uganda.
I have been lucky to travel to 50 countries across 6 continents and take in some of the world’s most diverse cuisine.
But my relationship with food has changed since having children. Their allergies mean I have to think about eating in a whole new way.
There is no flamboyant sampling of new foods. No reaching for something that looks intriguing, without actually knowing what it is. There is planning, there is research and there are careful choices
That’s not to say my love affair with food has waned. It’s just changed.
We need to trust the people who are making our food. We need to know it is well sourced, prepared and understood.
That’s why my perfect holiday would be with an established travel company that I know can provide for our needs.
Letting other allergy families know that they can still travel, still explore and still enjoy family holidays together.
To taste fresh fish on the beaches of Greece or cosy hot chocolates after a day on the ski slopes.
To take my children to a dream destination, knowing they are in safe hands.
To let them make the same memories I have forged and awaken their senses.
This post is an entry into the Mark Warner family ambassador programme serious foodie category
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