When it comes to food, we as a species tend to revel in the infinite possibilities available to us. Cooking is a hobby and passion to many, and eating delicious meals to even more of us. Therefore, it can be a great use of your time to look into more interesting and delicious foods you’ve never tried. It’s often even more fulfilling to make them yourself, in my experience and opinion, but to each his or her own. Here are some tips, however, on how to get more enjoyment out of meal time.
First and foremost, trying foreign cuisine is a must. For example, I’ve recently discovered the plethora of joys of Indian food. Specifically, it was chicken masala, samosas, and naan. The incredibly spicy main dish was the major selling point for me, though the entire meal was delicious. As a huge fan of bread, the naan was fantastic to me, and the samosas are an interesting potato concoction, so hard to go wrong there, as well. Several times since, I’ve attempted making Indian inspired dishes at home to great effect, though I’m still chasing the level of spiciness of that initial exposure. Other great places to start with foreign cuisine are, of course, Mexican (real Mexican, not Taco Bell) and Vietnamese.
Another way to get more out of your meals is really simply cooking for yourself. And, assuming we all have some cooking experience, what I really mean is getting out of your comfort zone and trying new recipes. As mentioned above, experimenting with Indian flavors was fun and delicious, but I generally find that trying new things in the kitchen is a ton of fun, and you get to eat the results. And, to beat it all, you get to call friends and family on your Verizon smartphone to brag about it and invite them over to share.