I love food; so much that I enrolled for a continental arts course in a Culinary School in Lagos, Nigeria just to broaden my horizon. My kitchen received a complete makeover after this experience and I am now extremely dynamic in the kitchen.
I walk into stores and all I see are spices and sauces, I check online for recipes and watch Food Network to get practical experiences.
Whenever I travel, I’m always eager to try something new and different. Not every food experience turns out great but at least I get to identify the foods I should never try again. 🙂
Food is an integral part of any culture and I believe one of the best ways to truly experience local culture when you travel is to try the food. I come from a part of Nigeria where we pride ourselves in our diverse delicacies and good hospitality. Every culture has its own food and its own customs associated with eating food.
I have included a few pictures from my kitchen adventures and some from my travel experiences for your culinary pleasure but first, I want to talk about the tacos you are about to see (an experience I shall not forget…).
Prior to this experience, I never ate tacos. If you are familiar with the Telenovela “Husband for Hire” then you would be able to confirm that the large portion of tacos they use to deceive us on TV is nothing compared to the reality you are about to witness. 🙂
I got back from a 3 hour walking tour in New York City and was very hungry. I passed by this Tacos Bar on my way out and promised myself I would stop by on my way back to my hotel room and I did. I looked through the menu, though confused, I opted for the “Moroccan Lamb on Roti with Cucumber Pico de Gallo and Crema”… okay! The menu said “3 per order” so I adjusted my belt ready to devour 3 “large” portion of tacos. Then my food arrived.
Brothers and Sisters, this is what I saw…
Now, the story gets interesting… I was presented with the bill and I paid with my naira debit card and received an instant debit alert from my bank for the total sum of N6,185.07. Haaaaaaaaaa….. for these tacos??? They were not even half the size of the average “Nigerian meat-pie”. I developed instant migraine… not sure if it was from hunger or anger… 🙂
And yes I ate the tacos… how could I not? I devoured every piece while tricking my mind to believe they tasted great, I was hungry anyways.
Moral of the story… DO NOT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON TELEMUNDO!!!