The holidays are upon us again – it’s that time of year when some of us take our much-needed year-end holidays to recharge before the start of a new year.
A and I love going on holiday. Looking forward to our next holiday is one of the main things that keeps us going as we slog our way through work every day. Travelling opens our eyes to so many different sights, sounds, cultures and cuisines (Anthony Bourdain has the best job in the world!).
Ironically, sometimes the more well-travelled you are, the more jaded you get. It’s sometimes too easy to proclaim that the best paella can be had in Spain, or the best sacher torte in Austria. That could (and probably should) well be the case, but it shouldn’t detract from an otherwise well-executed version here on our shores.
As the year draws to a close, I hope that all of us can bear this in mind. Even if we’re lucky enough to travel the world and savour its delicacies, I hope we never lose the ability to appreciate a dish for what it is, rather than comparing it with what we think it should be.
Happy holidays from atetoomuch!