My first trip to France when I was sixteen holds many pivotal food memories for me. I ate my first crêpe from a cart near the Eiffel Tower and later watched in fascination as a friend of my host family carefully grilled a rabbit for dinner. I learned how to eat from a cheese plate and happily crunched into a great many baguettes. This is one experience I would love to relive.
But if I were offered a free ticket any where in the world right this second, I think my first choice would be Japan. I love the idea of slurping ramen, filling myself on real sushi, and getting to try regional specialties like takoyaki (octopus dumplings) that I've only read about or seen on episodes of No Reservations.
What about you? Where have you gone, and where would you love to go?