Welcome to
Authentic Food
Quest!

Join us and experience local
culture through food.

At Authentic Food Quest, we believe
eating local food is one of the best ways
to discover local cultures.

And, we want to help you do that.

Our mission is to help you savor the best
local flavors on your travels or in your
home kitchen.

“You have to taste a culture to
understand it.”

Deborah H. Cater

Slow Immersive Travel To
The Heart of Food Stories

At Authentic Food Quest, we travel slow, spending anywhere from 1,3, or 6 months at a destination exploring the local specialties. In each city, we stay where the locals stay and eat where the locals eat. Taking cooking classes, food & wine tours, exploring the local markets and food stores we go deep into the local food culture.

By meeting local artisans and connecting with local food experts we learn the rich context and cultural significance of the food specialties. And from these meaningful experiences, we create informative and original authentic food guides along with simple traditional recipes to help you savor the local flavors.

If you believe, as we do, that local food can transform and connect us in meaningful ways, then stick around.

Authentic Food Quest strives to help curious food lovers see the world in a new way. Through inspirational stories of local cuisine and culture, you open up to the possibilities for connecting deeper with people and places, through local food.

Food is Language of Connection

Whether you are experimenting and trying new traditional recipes in your kitchen, traveling to a new destination, or simply curious about food from around the world, start here for what and where to eat

With our in-depth local food guides along with simple recipes of emblematic national foods, you’ll connect with people, places, and culture at a more authentic level.

On the Authentic Food Quest website, you’ll find tips, stories, and inspiration to help you explore the local flavors.

You’ll be empowered to go beyond your comfort zone as you plan your culinary adventures and savor recipes from around the world.

Our genuine and heartfelt stories will open you up to new flavors and tastes while connecting you to people and place.

Best Culinary Resources To Help You Get Started

Destinations – Here’s where to find the local food guides from around the world. Discover the authentic dishes, drinks, and desserts not to miss and the local restaurants where to have them.

Recipes – Here you’ll find a growing collection of traditional recipes we discovered on our food travels around the world. The recipes are simple, easy to make, with detailed step-by-step instructions, photos, and videos. Home cooks of all levels will be inspired to make dishes, sauces, desserts, and drinks and explore world flavors while having fun.

Food & Wine Tours – If you want to immerse yourself into the local flavors of a new destination, here’s where you’ll find the best tours with expert knowledgeable local guides.

Cooking classes – Whether you are looking for onsite or virtual cooking classes, you can learn to make emblematic dishes with local chefs.

Meet the People in Food – Here’s where you can read the inspiring stories of local artisans, chefs and food experts. Their commitment to the preservation of unique produce, ingredients and cooking techniques is helping keep local food culture alive.

YouTube – For food and travel inspiration including step-by-step recipe videos, subscribe to our channel for weekly videos. Get a sensory experience of the local foods and destinations.

You’ll also find product reviews and tips in the Food Traveler Tips section. Along with our growing list of favorite international cookbooks from around the world.

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Thank You for
Stopping By

Whether you are new to Authentic Food Quest or a returning reader, we are glad you are here.
Your support keeps this website running and fuels our desire to keep bringing you the best food destinations and local recipes.
We welcome you virtually and look forward to meeting you in person and sharing a meal somewhere around the world.

Savor the Adventure!

Rosemary and Claire

The culinary explorers behind Authentic Food Quest

What Readers Are Saying

“This was another fantastic article. Thank you! We have visited Greece multiple times and as sailors, have also sailed around the islands quite a bit. We had a short but lovely stop-over on Crete (Chania) on a cruise liner and vowed to return for a longer visit. To rent a car and drive around for a week to ten days. We are very interested in wine and your article has really aroused our wish to return to Crete and tour around and learn a bit more about the wines. Thank you once again for a super article.

– Gerard

“This is truly the best and most comprehensive review of Oaxacan cuisine I have come across. I am sitting in a Cafe in Oaxaca and googled the word “Ejuteca” which I saw on the menu and didn’t know what it meant. Well, I am so glad I did because your article came up and I read through all of it and took plenty of notes of all the places I must visit and food and drinks I’d love to try. Muchas gracias!”

– Nilos

“I did not have any idea of simplicity becoming deliciousness until making this Chocotorta no-bake jewel. Frankly saying, the “dulce de leche” combined with Nutella on top gave me goosebumps about an excess of sweetness. But following your recipe (plus some freedom of selection on my side) I had my family and friends enjoying a perfect dessert while filling my ears with cheers. No doubt, I will make it again and again and again. Thanks for your inspirational guidance!”

– Marcos

“Love what you two ladies are doing. I’m currently looking at organizing a foodie tour in Indochina in 2 years’ time…just for myself and my partner. Having read your stuff on Argentina we were on the right wavelength. I wish I found you before as it would have saved a lot of hassle!
Thanks for all your efforts.”

– Sarah

“What a fantastic YouTube video of Oaxaca chocolate shops. Thanks for showcasing this chocolate shop. I’ll go there soon.

– Adam

“Just finished making your Argentina chocortora recipe for an Argentinian-themed dinner to celebrate Malbec Day tomorrow. It was ridiculously easy to make and I can’t wait to try it. I couldn’t resist dipping a cookie in the dulce de leche mixture. Yum!”

– Tia