About the Eater


Finding rainbow fruits, kindred spirits and matching apparel on the side of the road in Lombok, Indonesia

Follow along on my culinary adventures at @boyseatsworld on Instagram

For as long as I can remember, I have been ravenous.  The dictionary defines the word as  “very eager for food, satisfaction, or gratification” – through feasting, exploring, and breaking bread (or slurping noodles) with kindred spirits around the globe – my appetite for life is nothing short of voracious.

Imbibing deeply in the world’s gastronomical delights not only satisfies my body but also fulfills my soul.  It is a pillar of my personal philosophy that the act of noshing can be a spiritual experience.  I believe that you shouldn’t ever turn up your nose or put down your fork because you never know what little beast, bivalve or botanical being may be your ticket to enlightenment.

This ticket has taken me far.  My travels began as an exchange student in Osaka, Japan where I developed a deep-rooted love for fresh friends, intrepid travel and adventure eating.  My wanderlust has since taken me around the globe to nearly 40 countries – from Mongolia to the ‘African Galápagos’ of São Tomé and Príncipe.  From ingesting a still-beating snake’s heart in Vietnam to discussing the superiority of my home state’s lobster with Peru’s former president, my sense of adventure has evolved into a lifestyle where nothing is permanent and anything is possible.

This is my attempt to record and share when my feet lead to feasts.
The world is just too damn delicious to enjoy alone.

xx nina


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