Launched in December 2011, Eat Your World is a guide to regional food and drinks around the globe founded on the principle that what you eat depends on where you are.
Our mission is to spotlight foods and drinks that are native or traditional to particular places around the world—and tell readers where to find them. Whether you’re in Bologna or Nashville, we believe that tasting the distinct foods and drinks of a destination is absolutely essential to experiencing it, as they illuminate that region’s unique culture, history, geography, and lore. Moreover, regional foods are your CULTURAL GATEWAY, the dishes and drinks that you get you deeper into a culture, leading to interactions with local people and incredible travel experiences (trust us). In this context, “distinct foods” also includes those that are locally grown, sourced, or made, as local soils, waters, and climates are likewise inextricably linked to local foods, traditions, and the people consuming them. Our umbrella covers everything from “typical foods” to regional handcrafted beers.
We want to help fellow travelers find these truly authentic eats, but we’re also interested in culinary preservation, tracking down those more esoteric dishes that provide a glimpse of a city’s past life—our brief on-the-ground foray into food anthropology. Thus, Philadelphia isn’t just cheesesteaks; it’s also fried oysters with chicken salad, a popular 18th-century lunch in the city’s taverns. And escamoles, an Aztec delicacy, are just as important to Mexico City’s gastronomy as tacos al pastor.
By identifying and celebrating these unique local foods—which, in turn, celebrates and supports the local people, their cultural traditions, and their livelihoods—we hope to encourage others to seek them out for themselves.
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