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He who eats alone chokes alone.  ~Proverb

Not just once did I hear that Filipinos are like Hobbits when it comes to food. Our day starts with breakfast, a snack at 10:00 a.m. (as oppose to the Hobbitses’ elevenish), we go back to the table at 12:00 noon for lunch, have a snack at 3:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:00 p.m. And if you think that the eating stops there, you couldn’t be very wrong, because when we sit down to enjoy watching t-v with our lovedones, we still usually do that with small snacks here and there. So the love affair with food does not really stop until when you have to hit the sack.

It is an understatement to say that we love our food and we love our rice. It is this relationship with food that also dictates us to take photographs when there are special occassions. Photographing untouched food is quite instinctive to us. Emphasis on ‘untouched’. I have taken this habit to our travels too. This is because I believe that along with the language and handicrafts, food says a lot about a culture. So for this year’s Blog Action Day, I want to share with you some photographs of food I have made through globe-trotting.

Colorful and delectable tapas from Barcelona.
Colorful and delectable tapas from Barcelona.
Yummy seafood paella.
Yummy seafood paella found all over Spain.
Haggis from Scotland.
Haggis from Scotland. (Don't ask what it's made of.)
Pasta  with basil and tomatoes from Italy (where else?).
Pasta with basil and tomatoes from Italy (where else?).
A meter long sausage from Germany.
A meter long sausage from Germany.
Quiche from France.
Quiche from France.
Belgian waffle almost halved.
Belgian waffle almost halved.
Belgian beers to drown it all out.
Belgian beers to drown it all out.

Don’t ask me where the gelato is. I was too busy eating that I forgot to take a picture! Hope you enjoyed the mouth-watering images. Happy World Food Day! 😀 #

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