A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
To coincide with the release of research on global attitudes to food, we’ve developed a little bit of fun – a tasters test based on 10 of the foods that emerged as strong favourites around the world in our research.
Have a look and see which of the 10 foods you’ve eaten. Then share the test, and sign up to the GROW campaign (in case you haven’t already!).
Food works for us on so many levels – it’s fuel for all of us, it can be a hobby, it can indicate where we’ve been in the world, what we’ve experienced, it can also be a point of pride. I’m sure you, like me, have had numerous conversations about the strange and exotic things you’ve eaten – chicken’s foot and witchetty grub in my case. At the least, these conversations are about sharing experience, and sometimes, they’re about competition – about seeing who has tasted most widely and exotically.
As well as fairly common foods and staples, like pizza and pasta, there are a lot of foods that weren’t familiar to team.
Have you tried Pinakbet? If you have, let us know how it tasted!
Have a go at our challenge, and share it with your friends.