Selfie With Your Sustenance
From the bizarre to the bountiful, ITA alumni share their amazing photos of local cuisine from around the globe.
Photos were judged in four categories:
Bizarre Bites, Selfies with Sustenance, Pretty Plates & Streetside Snacks.
Check out the winners & other great entries & thanks to all alumni who participated!
Quail Eggs in Octopus Head
"One of my friends from Taiwan came to visit me in Japan and when we went to Kyoto she wanted to visit Nishiki Market to enjoy the street food. Out of all the foods we tried, one of her favorites was a baby octopus on a stick with a boiled quail egg stuffed inside its head."
A Hong Kong lunch on the fly
"After a hard day, we had pigeon which came
with the entire head!"
Octopi hanging out to dry
"The first step after catching Octopus before you grill it? Hang it out to dry! A common scene along the coastal streets of Greece."
Traditional Peruvian food
"Forty-five minutes outside of Lima, this
restaurant in Chaclaycayo,Peru serves typical
Peruvian dishes. As an anthropology major in
college, I had been wanting to try this dish for
years. When I finally did, I found that it had a sweet, gamey taste. Can you guess what it is? Well,
if you're getting flashbacks of a childhood pet,
that may just be because the fried mystery meat is
called cuy, otherwise known as guinea pig. "
Nothing goes to waste on the BBQ in Spain.
"My first year teaching in Spain I worked in a
school in a rural and off the "tourist radar"
part of Spain.In the Spring friends would
get together for a Barbecue or a Paella. This
BBQ was particularly adventurous for me,
but casual for the rest of the crew! "
Pad Thai, Please!
"Top Chef for a day in Thailand! Here I am proudly showcasing my very own pad thai that I made at the Asia Scenic Cooking School in Chiang Mai Thailand. You can't leave Thailand without trying this famous stir-fry noodle dish! It truly captures the essence of Thai cuisine: salty, sweet, sour, spicy, and delicious!"
So many fresh juice options!
"This first photo was taken in one of Cusco's thriving food markets, filled with natural juice stands. I could choose any fruits I wanted and the sweet woman making the juice created a delicious, refreshing drink for me! Mangos, oranges, pears, and ginger -- this was certainly a well-deserved treat after my trek to Machu Picchu!"
Room for Dessert?
"This is a common Malay dessert I ordered from a street food vendor on Jalan Alor (food street), ais batu campur (ABC). Each bite was full of new discoveries and sensations "
Japanese Sweets Made From Sweet Beans
"These sweets are called “wagashi” and they
are always so beautiful, usually made to look
like seasonal fruits and flowers. My student brought
these particular wagashi to class one day,
and I got to eat the one in front. While they look like cherries, my student insisted that they were supposed to be miniature apples."
" Maybe one of my favorite candid shots since teaching in Spain. Christmas markets, Bratwurst, and Beer in Berlin.
Is there a better combination? "
That's a waffle?!
"Eating a Belgian waffle in Belgium was everything
I dreamed of and so much more."
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