I’ve kind of made fun of travel food for a while. Sure I like food. Food is often the best part of a trip, as I recently concurred. But the rising stream of food images — usually on plates of food — sort of wore me out over time.
But maybe I was wrong.
So recently I attended Feast Portland food festival. I watched. I ate. I drank. I went to food panels, which I enjoyed. In one of the “American Experience” of food, I asked what it takes to become a “travel foodie.” Apparently it requires no talent.
All this has helped me launch the PLATE OF FOOD TRAVEL MUSEUM, which allows a space for travel relics (old photos, bad brochures, t-shirt designs) to live in tandem with plates of food. Simply put, the PLATE OF FOOD TRAVEL MUSEUM tries to put travel back into plates of food.
Note: This is not the long-delayed first episode of my new show Right Pants, though you’ll see in the video that it is “powered” by Right Pants.