It seems to be an interesting rule of thumb that the more we see of the world, the more closely we look at our home countries. And the more we end up focusing on everything that it has to offer. Suddenly, it’s those little differences that start jumping out at us, providing a tie that binds us to home. This also applies to food and eating habits. Which is why demand for regional products has been mushrooming for years now. It’s no coincidence local supermarkets are offering fruit and vegetables from local farmers. And it is no accident that information about provenance is displayed loud and proud on so many restaurant menus.