1) Name a random/obscure edible item and a random drinkable item, you think are worth trying at least once.
Banku and grasscutter rat stew was something I are almost on a daily basis when I did voluntary teaching in Ghana and it was surprisingly delicious. Whilst we don’t have grasscutter rats here, any other meat will do and if you Google ‘banku and stew’ you should be able to get a recipe.
Drinks wise, Portsecco is actually a thing worth trying…
2) Name a random/obscure book you think is worth treading at least once.
The Huddled Masses: The Immigrant in American Society, 1880-1921, is a book I bought after visiting Ellis Island. Interesting and moving, it’s a book which made a lasting impression.
3) Name a random/obscure song/artist/band you think are worth listening to at least once.
Yma Sumac was a peruvian singer from the 1950s with an extraordinary vocal range. I was in a central London HMV late at night one weekend and they were playing her Mambo album - I fell in love with her right away. She was a very talented artist and her music is mesmerising and colourful…
4) Name a random/obscure place you think is worth visiting at least once.
I’m going to go out on a limb and say anywhere which gives you inner peace and helps you to totally relax. I have somewhere very personal which I visit when things are tough, it immediately embraces me, calms me and it’s somewhere I can clear my mind of thoughts and totally let go.
5) Name a random/obscure activity you think is worth trying at least once.
This, a skydiving simulator - they’re fabulous!