Recently I have been contacted by expat.com, a website for people living or planning to live abroad. I have been asked to write an article/post for their online magazine. And because I am a Czech living in England and a lot of my blog revolves about food, I decided to write about expats and food.
The article is called The power of food: Feel at home in a foreign country and it highlights how important home(-made) food is for expats, how it can help combat homesickness. It also serves as a guide for recreating dishes from your home country abroad. Click here to read it.
A few days ago I came across this interview with a Polish food photographer and stylist, Beata Lubas, who is now living in England. She shares a recipe of her mum’s apple pie (jabłecznik) and explains that she bakes it whenever she feels homesick. I think this is a wonderful example. By the way, the website, Life & Thyme, is an amazing online culinary storytelling magazine (no affiliate). If you like reading about food and looking at scrumptious photos, make sure you check it out.
Now to you, especially if you are an expat – does food make you feel at home in a foreign country as well? What is THE food for you? If you are not an expat, share your feelings food brings about in you as well – positive or even negative!