Market Fresh Food in Laos

When traveling the world, it allows me to broaden my understanding of the interrelationship between culture and food.

People rely on food, air and water to survive.

Food brings nutrients, flavor, conversation, emotions and memories.

In Toronto, Canada where I have called home for many years, fresh fruit and vegetable are home grown and imported. A glance of the produce in my local supermarket informs me that we import a lot from the United States of America, South America and some Asian countries. More so the case during the winter months. We label them conventional or organic. Continue reading

Bhutan and chili…

When friends I met while traveling in Turkey asked if I wanted to join them on a trip to Bhutan – I thought… that would be cool! Why not?!

At that point, I knew nothing much about Bhutan except for these 3 things.

  1. It is known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”.
  2. They focus on their “Gross National Happiness” index.
  3. It is described as the last Shangri-La.

We arrvied at the Paro international airport a week after the Young King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck had married his wife, Jetsun Pema. Continue reading