Some of mine are the cooking class I took with Rosa Jackson in Nice; from it I took away some helpful tips on casseroles (parboiled rice is the answer to watery gratins!) and a newfound love for chickpea fritters and crispy pancake. I also remember buying and tasting amazing olive oil on that trip.
Other travel and food memories include the unlikely familiarity of this Kenyan snack (fried dough is one of the great food universals), and visits to the markets in San Francisco, Vancouver, and Seattle.
What about you? What have you learned on your travels? Have you had memorable experiences with food that have inspired and informed your cooking?
(Image: Faith Durand)