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Food is a necessity. Evolutionary speaking the abundance or lack of it marked our chances for survival. That is why our limbic system reacts so well to any visual representation of food. Including the ...

Food is a necessity. Evolutionary speaking the abundance or lack of it marked our chances for survival. That is why our limbic system reacts so well to any visual representation of food. Including the steak you see behind. But food is not just pure biological need. Food is culture. The way we eat, the way we engage in social activities while preparing and eating food, the habits, customs and even the superstitions that surround it make us who we are. Getting to know one man’s food is learning a lot about him. At Travel World Passport we love to explore the world from any angle possible. And food is one of the fun ways to discover the truth about any given country you decide to visit.

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    • 21 FACTS ABOUT FOOD & EATING HABITS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL
    • food & eating habits EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Food is a necessity. Evolutionary speaking the abundance or lack of it marked our chances for survival. That is why our limbic system reacts so well to any visual representation of food. Including the steak you see behind. But food is not just pure biological need. Food is culture. The way we eat, the way we engage in social activities while preparing and eating food, the habits, customs and even the superstitions that surround it make us who we are. Getting to know one man’s food is learning a lot about him. At Travel World Passport we love to explore the world from any angle possible. And food is one of the fun ways to discover the truth about any given country you decide to visit.
    • #1 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL New Yorkers eat 2 times more oatmeal than other U.S. cities.
    • #2 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL People in Copenhagen eat 18.5 times more rye than other countries.
    • #3 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL In Crete people rarely eat the last meal of the day until 9 PM or later. Restaurants will be largely empty during what is considered the dinner rush in America.
    • #4 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL In Kenya and other places in Africa, there are still people who practice the warrior tradition of drinking cow's blood, either directly from the cow, or after mixing it with milk as a delicacy.
    • #5 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL In Mexico it is considered rude to leave the table until a respectable amount of time has passed after a meal. To get up to make a phone call, use the bathroom, step outside for some air, etc. should be avoided right after a meal.
    • #6 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL In Sweden, going "Dutch" is the norm. Even on a date, it is customary for each person to pay their share of the bill. Generally, in fact this is calculated precisely; it is not enough to estimate it roughly.
    • #7 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Packed with protein and often healthy fats, nuts can serve as a nutritious and filling replacement for meat and poultry. In Africa, particularly in Gambia, peanuts are a common complement to vegetables and spices in numerous soups and stews—and perhaps it’s no coincidence that this nation has not only no problems with obesity, but also one of the lowest international incidences of all types of cancer.
    • #8 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL In Malaysia, turmeric, a spice that conveniently grows wild in the jungle, contains a substance called curcumin, which, according to a Tufts University study, may suppress fat-tissue growth and increase our bodies’ fat-burning capacity.
    • #9 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL In a recent study, 52 percent of Americans (that were polled) believed doing their taxes was easier than figuring out how to eat healthy.
    • #10 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Only 3 in 10 Americans believe that all sources of calories play an equal role in weight gain.
    • #11 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that in 2011 the average American consumed nearly one ton of food. That’s 1,996 pounds of food a year.
    • #12 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL 20 percent of all American meals are eaten in the car.
    • #13 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL At least 1 in 4 people eat some type of fast food every day.
    • #14 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Americans consume 31 percent more packaged food than fresh food.
    • #15 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Healthiness of the food we eat decreases by 1.7 percent for every hour that passes in the day.
    • #16 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Americans spend 10 percent of their disposable income on fast food every year.
    • #17 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Honey is made from nectar and bee vomit. If you think honey is made from flower nectar you are only partially correct. An important part of the process is what happens inside the bee. Bees use their digestive systems to process the nectar by swallowing and regurgitating it several times before finally depositing it into the honeycomb for evaporation and storage.
    • #18 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Elvis Presley once flew more than 800 miles just to eat a sandwich. But what a sandwich: The “Fool’s Gold” was an entire loaf of Italian bread hollowed out and stuffed with peanut butter, grape jelly, and a pound of bacon.
    • #19 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Author Vladimir Nabokov ate butterflies and said they tasted “like almonds and perhaps a green cheese combination”.
    • #20 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Alexander the Great banned his soldiers from chewing on mint leaves, fearing that they would become sexually excited and unable to fight effectively.
    • #21 EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Amelia Earhart ’s manager-husband insisted that she sign ten autographs before having her orange juice at breakfast and then sign fifteen more before moving on to her bacon and eggs.
    • hello fellow traveler EAT, PRAY AND WWW.SHARE.TRAVEL Travel World Passport has been created by people hungry to discover the world. We have formed a web framework to save travel memories. It was born out of continuous search for inspiration. While we appreciate the satisfaction exploration brings, we have a strong conviction that the when looking for true inspiration, we often found it difficult information available online was scattered and often inaccessible. The most valuable and remarkable travel inspiration and information is available on travel blogs, but for those who do not follow them on a regular basis it is hard to keep track of. Our mission is now to gather the most valuable, relevant and useful travel content in one place, where it is indexed and easily searchable. So for those, who are not satisfied with the way travel content is being presented online our product is a web framework to save and digest travel information around the stories of real travelers. It provides the necessary inspiration and contains information to start your journey. Our belief is that travel is about the feeling and the experiences, not the place. Those thoughts and beliefs are reflected in all the aspects of our work. And that feeling inspires us to be free, travel and do great things. We hope it will inspire you, too. Travel World Passport Team
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