Nothing evokes nostalgia more than food because food memories involve all five senses. The first season of “Sunday Travels” took us around the world through our celebrity guests’ eyes and emotions. I am privileged to be the writer of this food journal by recreating the dishes that hold a special place in their hearts and memories. It highlights the importance of travel and how it impacts our daily lives long after returning home.
As luck would have it, I visited Carl Cox in his home in Frankston, Victoria, for the series. The pandemic, this time, worked in my favour. As an international DJ, Carl travels more than I do and is usually on a flight every other day! He is loved as much now as he was three decades ago when he first reached global fame. How does he do it? When you meet him, you understand why that is. He seems as passionate about food as he is about music. It was a lightbulb moment. I love it when I have those; a task fuelled by passion will bring the most significant rewards.
Australian interior designer and judge on The Block Shaynna Blaze, and I hit it off immediately. She has the sunniest personality that brightens the room. Her energy is infectious, and it is no surprise that she has forged such a successful career. She is not afraid to stand up for what is right and to voice her opinion. In a world full of keyboard warriors, this can be incredibly daunting. Leading me to my next guest, Miss Universe Australia, Maria Thattil is an advocate for inclusion and diversity. These inspirational women have developed humility and an understanding of different cultures through travel. People with high profiles need to use their voice to inspire all generations. As my profile here in Australia continues to grow, I feel an increasing responsibility towards my audience.
I am often the one interviewed, so I enjoyed focusing on my guests’ travel experiences. I think becoming a better listener takes practice, and this series has helped in that respect. We better understand different cultures through travel, which promotes inclusion and generally makes us better people. I believe these honest conversations give us a personal insight into these celebrities’ lives. I am so happy to announce, season two of “Sunday Travels with Sarah Todd” is already in the works. If there is anyone you would like to see on the program, please share in the comments below. I will do my best to work my magic!
Having spent the last 12 months running my businesses in India from afar, I now embark on some essential travel back to India. My next chat with you will be from the shores of my second home. I cannot wait to share with you my experiences travelling during a global pandemic. In the meantime, dig out a recipe from one of your travels. Take yourself back to a magical time when your only dilemma was where to eat next.