A Guide to Adventurous Eating

Guys, I’m going to be brutally honest with you here, your inability to try new foods has the potential to make you look like a real wuss. If you’re the type of dude who beelines to the hamburger section of every menu that is handed to you, then we have a problem. But there’s an easy solution. Get out of your house, go to your nearest restaurant, and order something you’ve never heard of before. If you like it, hey, that’s great! You’ve discovered an appreciation for a new food and developed as person. Now try something else. If you don’t like it, at least you had the courage to put yourself and your tongue out there. You’re going to grow from this experience. The bottom line is, in life, choosing the same thing over and over again is just plain boring. On the other hand, an adventurous eater is more likely to be adventurous in other avenues of his life. And this can be a very good thing. My recommendations: If you’re going Indian, try starting with the Chicken Tikka Masala. It’s a signature Indian curry dish, typically made with a tomato and coriander sauce. Most places will offer it at varying levels of spice, so if you don’t do spicy, try it mild at first. When it comes to Thai food, Pad Thai is pretty tough to beat. You can get it with chicken, fish, or tofu, so you definitely have options there. As far as Mexican food goes, most Mexican dishes are made with similar ingredients, but Enchiladas are a fairly common, delicious, and safe bet. You should probably avoid the “mole” variety at first, as it can be an acquired taste.

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Joshua Specht
Originally from Austin, Texas, Josh Specht moved to Houston at the age of 18 to attend Rice University. Three years later, Josh graduated with a degree in English and Philosophy, and, rather unsurprisingly, nothing to do with it. So he packed it up and headed to the San Francisco Bay area to work as a Residential Advisor at a college prep school for underprivileged, underrepresented youth. When he is not working with precocious teenagers, Josh enjoys reading (currently Joyce's Ulysses, and by "currently" I mean for the past 6 months), writing, and exhausting his Netfix queue. Josh's interests include men's fashion, poetry, early 20th century American Literature, movies, and television.
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