Food fuels the soul, and is inherently connected to our culture and our roots. As a New Yorker, I've been inspired recently by the diverse culinary offerings that are available around every single corner.
This week, I chose a different culture each day and dove headfirst into its flavors, dining etiquette, and culinary customs. From eating Indian food the traditional way (using my right hand) to making Vietnamese pho from scratch, I had the opportunity to taste a wide variety of flavors and textures in my very own city.
Too often, we take for granted the fact that food can shed light on a region’s history. Each culture’s unique dishes tell a story about the people who make them, their land, their struggles, their art, and their beliefs.
It’s easy to fall into the pattern of eating the same thing every day — sites like Seamless and Postmates certainly facilitate this behavior for me. So for the past five days, I broke free from this pattern. I explored new foods, enjoyed old foods with a newfound appreciation and flair, and loved every minute of it. Watch the video to follow along on my delicious adventure.
About Try Living with Lucie
Refinery29's Lifestyle Host, Lucie Fink, dives headfirst into social experiments, 5 days at a time. Manhattan's very own Millennial survivor-woman is willing to try it all and see what she learns along the way -- testing her mental and physical strengths. New to the city, she is asked to shut off her cell phone for the following work week and then spend a limited $50 the next. Do you know how much the subway costs now-a-days? It's time to watch and learn with Lucie.