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Foodie: Fred likes to travel and eat around the world

5 May 2022

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Tell us about yourself

A film executive by profession and a peripatetic gastronome by nature, I like to travel and eat around the world, taking pictures of beautiful things and delectable food with my iPhone.

Why do you travel and eat?

It’s in my blood. I like to explore different cultures, and food is an integral part to human existence.

What’s your go-to travel hack?

I book all the must-go restaurants first, and then work my traveling itinerary around them.

How do you find unique food when you’re travelling?

I research extensively beforehand.

What is the strangest thing you’ve eaten while travelling?

Barbecued eel in Bucheon, Korea. The eel was killed, skinned and chopped to tiny pieces, but each piece still wriggled on the plate and especially when you put it on the barbecue pan.

How do you stay healthy when trying new foods when travelling?

I sanitize my hands all the time and try to avoid unbottled water and ice. My stomach, however, is pretty strong with regards to unfamiliar food.

What’s the best way to experience a destination and eat like a local?

Do your research beforehand. Find out what, how and where local foodies eat. This is essential especially in places where you don’t know the language.

What’s your favourite word in another language?

“Divino” to describe gorgeous food in Italian.

How has travel changed in your lifetime and how will it change over the next 25 years?

The pandemic has stopped me from traveling for the last 2 years. Once global traveling is possible again, I’ll resume with a vengeance.

When and where are you next travelling?

I’m hoping I can go to Cannes this coming May if the pandemic has relented.

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