Even though we were in New York, it seemed like we crossed cultures and traveled to a dozen different countries. From horchata to plantain yoara to goat tacos to huitlacoche, everyone in the group got to try at least a few things they never had before. I had Tibetan food or Ecuadorian food for the very first time, and it was a great experience. Even though New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world, it’s also one of the most insular cities because all the different cultures tend to live in distinct neighborhoods. It was a really great experience to see all these cultures converging and brought together by the common language of food.
To be able to connect with so many different types of people, it takes a certain level of trust, compassion, and leap of faith. Jeffrey is truly appreciative about the nuances of culture and how people express themselves, which really shows through in the level of affection that the purveyors have for him. Highly recommend this to anyone traveling to New York or anyone that lives there already.