While flipping through the latest issue of Rachael Ray Magazine (uh-huh, I read it - but I've already confessed), I came upon a very interesting stat. In a recent survey of some 13,000 of their readers, 40% reported that their vacations "revolve around food". Wow.
Being the hungry little thing that I am, it should come as no surprise that any time I leave home - for a week or for the day - I've spent a considerable amount of time mapping out where I might find some local, adventurous or just downright delicious bites to eat. But up until now, I thought this peculiar quirk was relatively rare, shared only by the most obsessive of my fellow foodie friends. Guess not.
I will hereby no longer feel even a little embarrassed when asking to divert several miles off the tourist trail to sample a regional delight (Natchitoches Meat Pie, anyone?). And I won't even blink when suggesting a hotel based solely on the chocolates that it places on your pillow. So there. From here on out, I'm a proud 40-percenter!
Now, what about you? Do you fall into this category of galavanting gourmets? When did you last take a vacation, and did it "revolve around food"? If so, how?