Food History
& Culture

We take for granted our modern access to a rich variety of ingredients and international cuisines.  Our rich culinary lives have only been made possible by a long past of exploration, war, trade, politics, religion and social cultre.  Every ingredient we use, every plate of food we are served, is a fascinating tapestry of human history.

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You Are What You Eat

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The History of The English Breakfast

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The Tradition of Chinese Mooncake

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Great Reads

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Sichuan Peppercorn: A Chinese spice so hot it cools. 

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Why street food is making a comeback in Japan

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This Japanese Commercial is delightfully bizarre. 

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How Chicken-Fried Steak Got Its Texas Twang

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Pani Puri

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About Culinary Slut

We are not professional chefs; nor are we professional food reviewers or travel writers. We are, however, food and travel obsessed. Food is more than fuel, and we experience it (whether at home or abroad) through a lens polished by our travel experiences. Food is tradition, history, family, celebration. It brings us together, it reflects the world we live in and where we came from. In many ways, food defines communities and our cultures. It can be creative, joyful and comforting. Food is life.   

We come from humble backgrounds and that allows us to appreciate humble noshing; at the same time
, we have achieved some small measure of success that allows us to travel and gives us access to culinary artistry. We both come from cultures where food is central to community and family and is symbolic of friendship.
 

A quick word about reviews: you will not find negative reviews on Culinary Slut. While we may poke fun at times, it is as much at ourselves for risking food and travel experiences that are a bit "off the wall" (or the beaten path).  That sometimes leads us to experiences that are a bit less-than-perfect (and that's putting it mildly). But, if we don't like something, we just don't post about it. Instead, we’re here to have fun and share our experiences with you in the hopes that you'll find them as fun and wondrous as we do.

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