Vancouver, I have a confession to make. I do love you, but sometimes your damp, grey winter days have me dreaming of more tropical places. Oh, I know that your winters are shorter and milder than those in other places I’ve lived (Boston, I’m talking to you), but still, I can’t help it if my rain-soaked thoughts sometimes stray to sunnier spots.
My travel dreams these days are turning to tropical food festivals, and these five are topping my wish list. Here’s why:
- Carnival in Brazil — Because I love feijoada, the Brazilian black bean stew (pictured above). If you’re lucky enough to be headed to Carnival in Rio this month, here’s a guide to feijoada eating.
- Carnival in Trinidad — Rotis, bake and shark, souse, curried conch…
- La Fête des Cuisinières, Guadeloupe — A festival of Creole food, prepared by women chefs!
- Diwali in India — A sweet holiday in a fascinating country that I’ve long been wanting to visit.
- Festival of the Yam, New Caledonia — Have you traveled to this South Pacific island? Do you like yams? Then why not?
What tropical food festivals are on your bucket list? Please leave a comment with your ideas to fuel our winter travel dreams!
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Feijoada photo by morrissey (flickr)