I like to try new things and experience the culture when I travel, although I’m only mildly adventurous when it comes to food. Even so, there are some things I have thoroughly enjoyed on my travels and crave once I’m back in Kentucky.
Cheese Curds – the best I’ve ever had are found in Madison, WI and I get them once a year in June when I’m in town for a week of professional development training.
Crepes – I’ve been to Paris twice and both times I made sure I had crepes. I’ve had them other places, but there is just no comparison.
Turkish coffee – had this in Dubai and I’m not a coffee drinker, but this I really liked; in the Arab world this is the most common type of coffee
Fish and Chips – OMG. I crave this all the time. The best I had was in Edinburgh at a park out of this gazebo-type place. Second best was in Dublin in the Temple Bar area (I wish I had kept track of restaurant names!). There are a few restaurants in Kentucky with awesome fish and chips – one is Heirloom in Midway.
Macarons – probably the single best confection in the world, they are a product of Paris and I first had when in Ireland. I’ve picked up some really fabulous ones in Dubai and NYC, as well as Paris.
Pizza – need I say more? Well, actually yes. In Chicago it’s Giordano’s for me. And then there’s Lombardi’s in NYC.
Dates – dried and chocolate covered, from a date market in Abu Dhabi, and simply delicious
All the green tea stuff in Asia — seriously. This was a portion of a previous blog and it bears repeating simply because Asia has some incredibile green tea products that we simply don’t have. First off, the cold green tea in a bottle is available everywhere and much better than ours. Then there is ice cream, Kit Kat bars and frappacinos – all green tea flavored and all incredibily good.
Masala Tea in India – we call this Chai in the US and I drink it a lot, but chai in India is not the same and masala tea is similar but way better.
There have been many dishes I have enjoyed but don’t always remember the names. If it’s Indian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean or Korean I’m probably going to like it. Also, if it’s fresh from a garden or picked off a tree? I’m all over it. The above list is just a fun list of foods I really enjoy.