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3 Food-Tastings Every Foodie Needs to Attend at Least Once

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Every foodie understands the importance of branching out and trying new culinary trends. A food tasting event is an ideal way to be able to sample different items to determine what appeals to your own personal tastes and preferences. Here are three food tasting events that you should try when looking to explore new flavors and expand your comfort zone.

Charcuterie

According to Wine Country Table, a charcuterie board allows you to try a variety of meats, cheese, and olives matched with various accompaniments. The different kinds of meats on a charcuterie platter generally vary by texture and taste, allowing you to experiment with different combinations. A well-designed board will also feature a smorgasbord of accompaniments selected to bring out the flavors of the meats and cheeses. This variation encourages tasters to step outside their comfort zones and to try combinations of flavors they might have otherwise passed on.

Olive Oil

It is no surprise that olive oil is one of the hottest food trends of the last few years.  This versatile oil can be used in baking, in cooking, and as an accompaniment to a variety of foods. Olive oil tastings will likely come with many simple breads that will bring out the genuine flavor of the oils. When tasting olive oil, you want to avoid pairing it with accompaniments that are too complex because this will mask the flavor of the oil. Culinary Arts explains that olive oil tasting has the added benefit of exposing you to oils that can improve your future cooking experiences.

Kimchi

This powerhouse food staple of Korea is making a huge splash on the global food scene. Maybe you have been curious about this spicy fermented napa cabbage but have not had the opportunity to dive right in. A kimchi tasting event will expose you to the different styles and flavors of this Korean favorite. Seoul Food states that if you are still not convinced to give this food a try, exploring the many health benefits of the low-fat and high-fiber food may encourage you to check it out. While it may be intimidating at first, a tasting event will allow you to sample this unique cuisine.

The most important thing to remember when attending a food tasting event is to go in with an open mind. Being open to trying new flavors and textures will improve your experience and will possibly introduce you to foods and drinks that end up becoming a staple of your diet.

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Janet Tran

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Janet is a freelance writer who's extremely passionate about dogs, Disneyland, travel and delicious food!

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