Meals blogger Keskin J. Torres encounters Roswell’s inexperienced chile and native delicacies
How many individuals dream about touring and by no means truly make their dream come true? For Military veteran Keskin J. Torres of Baltimore, Maryland, it was no query he wished to expertise America with its individuals, tradition and what unites individuals from all walks of life: meals. These final six years, the self-professed foodie has been touring below the title “Rideshare Foodie” to all 50 states. His video blogs inform his story on Instagram with greater than 22.4K followers, Fb with greater than 4.7K followers and on TikTok with greater than 30K likes.
Busy consuming his manner by means of the eating places of Roswell, Keskin made time for an interview — at a restaurant, in fact. Whereas sampling his first pizza with inexperienced chile, he talked about how he grew to become a foodie and what made him go away household and buddies behind.
Impartial at a younger age, Keskin stated that there have been two occasions that prompted him to turn into a foodie. His first was when he was solely 12 years outdated and began watching a kids’s TV present, made by and for kids. It included recipes that have been despatched in by youngsters that have been then recreated within the present.
The second time — and this actually caught with him — was when he had completed his navy service. Returning house in 2015, he began cooking all varieties of recipes, taking pictures and from there his curiosity within the culinary arts expanded.
Keskin stated that so many buddies and relations would dream about doing issues, touring, however by no means did so. He didn’t need to be that manner. So, when a buddy from the UK invited him, he — out of 15 different buddies — truly adopted by means of, he googled methods to get a passport and stayed for a complete month.
This was in 2017. Returning house, he determined to discover the U.S. “I wished to see how completely different it was in my nation: the tradition, the meals, the individuals.”
He stated that a part of his curiosity of wanting to fulfill these different cultures, comes from his mom who put in his values, and his father.
“My Dad had the reward to gab, so I bought these good qualities from him,” Keskin stated and chuckled.
Requested how he might afford his travels, Keskin stated, “I figured it out. I need to do one thing, I’m actually decided and on the identical time I understand the sacrifices to do what I need to do and be the place I need to be. Mainly, I get to a metropolis, like just lately I used to be in Austin. So I keep within the metropolis two or three months and save up. Whereas I used to be in Austin, I camp out in my automotive. Driving Uber, I’m barely house.”
Keskin calculated by not having a home or house, he might save a minimal of $10,000 a 12 months. This offers him a a lot larger finances. “Most of our revenue goes to a home. Most of my buddies, after I ask them to go right here or there on trip, they are saying, I can’t, I’ve bought to pay lease.”
Keskin stayed in Roswell till Monday after which moved on to El Paso the place he’s planning to remain between six months and a 12 months. His plans, nevertheless, are going a lot additional. There may be a guide within the making that can characteristic his encounters with meals and folks, blended in with pictures that embrace, in fact, his meals adventures and recommendations on the place to eat.
There are much more plans within the making for the enthusiastic Keskin. “Subsequent 12 months, I plan to place collectively an occasion. How individuals can expertise on what I get to expertise. “Style of the States,” that’s what I’ll name it. To have a good time those that stay in America and the completely different dishes that individuals make.”
If every little thing goes as deliberate, he’s hoping to increase these occasions to leisure and maybe, he stated, sooner or later even a theme park.
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