Whether its everyday meal planning or party planning, think outside the box. Think more about the GLOBE and let it inspire you!
Go Somewhere - Think the 5 senses. Smell, touch, sound, taste and sight. Using these 5 attributes, what can you do to make your family or guests feel like they are somewhere else? This may take some investigation if you haven't been to where you are planning to "take" your guests, but, if you have been there, think of those things that make you feel you are there. This will set the mood for the entire event. Have the smells and textures around the space. Put on some music of the place. Add some accessories that you would see around a home there and of course the food! Even if your menu isn't truly authentic, if you have all the other elements, it will still transport you guests!
Enjoy the Visit - When creating the menu, make sure you make it a fun thing for you and your guests when they eat. Create your own "fusion" of flavors for a dish in your menu. Maybe take your guests one "place" for the appetizers, another for the meal and a third for the dessert portion of the night. Sort of a progressive meal, only you stay at the same home! Maybe a silly way to eat the food, or a silly drink. Use your imagination! Maybe even something fictional. Going Global doesn't have to be realistic. You can be inspired by Global stories!
Bring it Home - If you want to just spice up everyday at home, keep better quality of every day items on hand. Add specialty items to your pantry so you can pick something special for an everyday meal or set a surprising table for a weeknight meal. Maybe just take a space in your home that you can arrange the decor every so often to reflect another special spot on the globe.
Your home can be an exciting place for special times or every day life. Let inspiration take you where you want to go!