Most followers of Cedric Okiorina know him for his travel blog. Yes, it may sound odd to hear that there are still travel bloggers but they still exist. While most people shifted towards travel vlogging, Cedric decided to keep a written diary of his travels. As Covid has changed the way we travel, Cedric’s activity was severely impacted and so did his blog. However, the current global situation for traveling abroad also presented a great opportunity. Cedric Okiorina may be known as a backpack traveler but he also got to discover his passion for cooking while travel restrictions have kept him grounded in Australia.
Why Traveling Goes Hand in Hand With Cooking
Cedric Okiorina, like any other travel enthusiast, gets to visit plenty of different foreign places and cultures. This means that you also need to experience local food. Some travelers may not be as keen on trying different dishes or foods they never tried before. For Cedric, food is part of the journey. Going to a different country, experiencing different cultures and different dishes is a full package and you cannot have one without the other. There are plenty of foods to be discovered but there is a problem with places visited by tourists.
To fully experience local dishes, you need to seek out those places where the locals go. These food places or restaurants if you will, are hidden away, far from the tourist attractions. It is here where Cedric and other food enthusiasts can experience genuine local dishes.
These experiences as a traveler do tie into cooking. Since Cedric is also a foodie, he got to experience firsthand how dishes are cooked and how they should taste. This type of experience beats any kind of YouTube cooking video that shows how to cook a particular dish. For Cedric Okiorina, knowing how a dish should taste means that he can replicate with precise details a dish he tried while traveling.
Both 2020 and 2021 have been terrible for travelers, including for Cedric but it also presented him the opportunity to start a cooking blog. In his blogs, he presents recipes of foreign dishes, picked up from all corners of the earth. Each dish is described in just a few words to make each recipe an easy read. There are plenty of details regarding quantities, preparation methods, and even how to source certain ingredients. Some exotic dishes may require you to go hunting for ingredients that may be rare in your region.
You Should Start Cooking Too!
Cedric Okiorina is a good source of inspiration if you want to cook something new. While his cooking blog is relatively new, there are plenty of recipes to enjoy. He tends to post with a different frequency on his cooking blog than on his travel website meaning that you should return often as he likes to post new things now and then. Just remember that some of the recipes Cedric Okiorina lists on his blog may require ingredients that are difficult to find. You may want to search online for replacements if you want to get the dish right.