Many of my friends who haven’t traveled much are scared to death to eat the local food in another country. When they travel. they only eat at American-owned restaurants like Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and McDonalds in the misguided attempt to avoid food-borne illness.
Not only are those folks missing out on some amazing local food, they are actually more likely to get sick.
Foreign versions of American chain restaurants catering to tourists have some of the worst food handling practices on the planet. Stay away from them!
In the article below, Anthony Bourdain explains how to find a good local restaurant in another country.
You can read more food safety tips in my book’s chapter “Eating and Drinking Without Dying.”
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