Why You Should Frequently Try New Recipes3 min read
Everyone has a choice about what food they make (or buy) and what they consume. It is, after all, up to you what you put into your body. But I still find it hard to understand why some people only eat meat, potatoes and vegetables or only eat American food or only eat junk food.
Food is a pleasure. It is a joy. It is something to revel in, to enjoy, to get passionate about. We all have taste buds and we all take pleasure in eating, don’t we?
If you do not know how to cook, you can learn. If you do know how to cook but you are either too busy or you do not like to cook, then you can still make an effort to try new cuisines. Either buy good quality prepared meals, eat out or buy the prepared ingredients to make your own dish.
How to Find Great Meals
For example, if you want to see what a Thai curry tastes like you will get the best result by going to Thailand, the next best result by going to an authentic Thai restaurant, the next best result by making your own from scratch with good quality ingredients and the next best result by using ready-chopped and prepared ingredients (including a can of coconut milk and a Thai curry paste) to make your own.
Favourite Classic Recipes
There is nothing wrong with enjoying your favourite foods often. Perhaps you love burgers and fries or maybe you are a huge fan of Chinese food. There is nothing wrong with that. The point though is that you should investigate new cuisines every now and then because you might be missing something.
If you love Indian food, for example, you might love Nepalese food or Korean food. If you love the cheese and tomatoes in your favourite Italian dishes, why not try Mexican fajitas or enchiladas which feature similar ingredients? If you are a fan of delicate Thai recipes, what about making some Japanese recipes? The two cuisines are similar in some ways but strikingly different in others.
You Do Not Have To Eat New Recipes Every Day
You might want to enjoy your favourite classic recipes five nights a week, then eat out once a week someplace you have not been before and make something new another night. You will have a pretty good idea about whether or not you will enjoy something by reading the description (if it is on a menu) or reading the ingredients list (if you are planning to make it yourself).
There are few things as satisfying as stumbling upon a new recipe or a new cuisine which knocks your socks off with the first taste.
Some people grow up eating meat with potatoes and vegetables every single day with perhaps the occasional pizza or Chinese take out, but it is so much more fun to get creative and investigate all the world’s cuisines. You never know what amazing foods you will find!