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One of the best parts of doing internships abroad is expanding your palate and experiencing an entirely new food culture. Think visiting unique restaurants, trying new traditional dishes, learning about local cuisine, and more. You may even try your hand at preparing a local dish, too! Wherever your internship abroad experience takes you, make the most of your international culinary experience with these tips for cooking abroad.
Explore the nearest grocery store, produce shop, or market, and peruse your options for the finest and freshest local fare. If you’re unsure of where to start, ask the staff at your internship about stores or markets that they would recommend. They might even suggest some must-try authentic foods and offer ideas on recipes, dishes, and more.
Learn a new recipe.
There’s no better way to master cooking a local dish than to learn the recipe firsthand from a member of your host family or from a local friend you made while abroad. Ask them to teach you one of their favorites. Before you know it, you’ll be cooking like a local master chef.
Navigating food culture abroad can be intimidating at first. But don’t be afraid to try something new! Each time you go to the grocery store, buy something you’ve never heard of before – you just might like what you find.