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)