Figuratively speaking, anyway. When my wanderlust wants to whisk me away but I don't have the time (or budget) to climb on board I turn to my cookbooks for escape. Do I feel like going to India with a simple lentil dal or is it off to Thailand tonight? Am I craving a visit to my favorite Parisian bistro or would I rather the rambunctiousness of a Roman trattoria?
Food can take us places we've never been or bring us back to places rich with memories. So think about your meals this week not just in the context of what food you'll be putting on your plate. Factor in whether you're feeling adventurous or nostalgic–or even a little of both–and let your meals take you where you want to go.