Nom Nom Nola
A sponsored post in partnership with Uber. All opinions are my own.
Food is one of the most powerful universal languages. It brings and binds people together, it unlocks emotions and creates conversation, it is symbolic of love. Jonathan Safran Foyer says food is culture, habit, craving, and identity. I agree with every descriptive word he uses to further define food. Food often speaks louder than words; it is crucial, and it is needed for survival.
I’ve always been fascinated by the way food translates with culture. The same ingredients will induce different results, yet we expect every preparation to be similarly delicious. So, as I travel to discover places and experience new things, one of my favorite ways to do so is through the flavors of the town’s food.
During my recent visit to New Orleans, a city known for its eclectic southern and soulful cuisine, I was eager to immerse myself in its culture. I relied on Uber, a ride request app, to maneuver through the city. It allowed me to navigate through unfamiliar streets with flexibility, while fueling my need for discovery.
Unsurprisingly, my preferred way of using Uber’s app is to request an uberX and enjoy my ride in the back seat. However, there are more ways to Uber. Some of the most recent Flexibility Features include the ability to grab a bike (I’ve tried that here), as well as the ability to rent a car - I haven’t tried that option because I don’t drive. These additional features are easily accessible on the home screen, if they’re available in the city in question. From my perspective, it just keeps keep getting better.
Over the course of a couple of days, I visited some popular locales and some hidden gems in search of the perfect seafood gumbo. Although I was not lucky in this particular task, I did get to eat some incredible food bursting with distinct and subtle savor of creole. My favorite dish was the fried catfish from the neighborhood bar down the block, where football fans gathered to cheer, and I joined to satisfy my tastebuds and fill my belly.
In conclusion, I will travel for nom nom because food (clap) is (clap) life (clap).