Open Table, an online restaurant reservations company, released the results of its, Will Fly For Food study on Tuesday.
It revealed the above-mentioned statistics, while also shining a light on exactly what cities Americans want to visit to treat their tastebuds.
Enter a word (or two) above and you'll get back a bunch of portmanteaux created by jamming together words that are conceptually related to your inputs.
For example, enter "giraffe" and you'll get back words like "gazellephant" and "gorilldebeest".
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Almost nine in ten said they 'feel more inclined to make adventurous ordering decisions' while on holiday, and 78 per cent of Americans seek out restaurants with 'authentic, local flavors' while away from home.
Open Table also offered up a list of dishes to try while on vacation in specific cities, such as sticky pork belly in Melbourne, Australia; disco poutine in Montreal; rainbow sushi in Tokyo; and white sausage and pretzel in Munich.
Enter "south america" and "chess" and you'll get back words like "checkuador". It uses the Datamuse API to find related words, and then finds combinations of these words that pair well together phonetically.
Note: The algorithm tries reconstruct a spelling for the new word after generating its pronunciation, and sometimes this spelling isn't quite right.