Flight of Fancy podcast: How to travel the world through food

What if you could go travelling overseas right now? No safety concerns. No border closures. And you could go pretty much anywhere you wanted: Malaysia for breakfast, Peru for lunch, France for dinner. The world would be your oyster.

The truth is you can do this, through food. The humble meal. Food has a transportive power that is pretty much unrivalled. Take a slurp of pho and you're instantly on the streets of Saigon. Bite into some short eats and you're at a restaurant in Colombo. Take a forkful of carbonara and you're back in that trattoria in Rome.

Food has the power to take you somewhere else, even if it's just in your mind, even if it's just for a fleeting and beautiful moment. And in Australia we have so many of these gastronomic travel opportunities, so many restaurants and cafes and even entire sections of our cities that offer slices of another culture, of another country, of another world.

On this episode of Flight of Fancy we're joined by fellow foodie adventurers Sofia Levin and Ute Junker to go on a journey through cuisine. They're breaking the COVID-19 shackles and travelling the globe without crossing any borders, experiencing a world of culture and cuisine on our doorstep. Where do you eat when you want to feel like you're in Tokyo? Where do you dine for that little slice of Bangkok? Today you'll find out.

This Flight of Fancy episode is hosted and produced by Ben Groundwater and mixed by Tim Mummery.

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