Remember how I mentioned that I am going to be organizing themed posts ? So Monday I’ll be posting about all things books and writing. Wednesday I’ll be exploring the world. And then comes Friday. FOOD DAY!
(As if Fridays weren’t already awesome enough)
My trip to the United Kingdom is less than a month away (MAJOR EEEK). So excuse me if I find it difficult to think or write about anything else. Today on the blog I wanted to share a list of 10 foodie experiences that I hope to try while on my trip:
It may be nothing more than a borderline completely touristy activity, but I can’t wait to have tea in England. Who doesn’t love tea parties? Now I am ready to learn how to do them right. When I was all into making traditional meals from around the world, I attempted to make a full high tea with makeshift clotted cream, scones, and cucumber sandwhiches. It was great, but I have a feeling the real thing will be even better.
Note – I’m not sure I have ever had a proper scone. Everytime I try to make them at home they turn out dry as bricks. They couldn’t have been so popular for hundreds of years if they are all as horrible as mine are. I can’t wait to learn how to do it right.
There is no possible way that I could spend a month in the UK and Ireland and never try Fish and Chips. I’m not big into fried food or french fries, but I’m looking forward to the experience.
I’m a pie person. Not just a casual pie enjoyer or pie lover. For my high school graduation my friend and I threw a pie potluck. It was pie heaven. If I ever get married, you can bet I’ll have pie instead of cake at my wedding.
My mantra is: I am willing to try ANYTHING once unless it is alive. I do not believe in live food. Mostly I just want to see if I can stomach sheep stomach.
I found an overwhelming selection of street food vendors while researching cheap food in London. This one looks fantastic. Steamed buns are kind of ridiculously awesome. Stuff em with meat and veggies? BANG!
I definitely want to taste traditional British foods while I am there. However, while I am in the most cosmopolitan city in the world, I’d better take the opportunity to enjoy bunches of cheap cheap international food as well. IT IS GOING TO BE A PARTY GUYS!
Black gooey yeast extract? As disguisting as it sounds, I want to give this spread a try. Who knows, maybe I’ll like it. I have a bad habit of loving dark and mysterious foods that everyone else hates (black coffee, 90-100% dark chocolate, licorice).
I’ve heard that the markets are the best way to enjoy the vibrancy of London. I’ve always loved markets. Food, people, shouting, what more could you ask for? And I’ve got this incy wincy inclination to skip through Covent Garden singing “All I want is a room somewhere…” Eliza Dolittle is one of my role models, obviously.
Let’s just sit down for a spell and have a refresher on a table where Dickens wrote Little Dorrit or write a poem where Samuel Johnson conferred with his buddies. Or perhaps I’ll have a meat pie down the lane where Queen Elizabeth did the same thing 500 years ago.
Woah. Like WOAAAH.
In this post I mostly focused on British food experiences. However, I will also be having a short stop over in Iceland on the way over. Though I won’t be there long, I hope to head down to the wharf where a famous hot dog stand sells the best hot dogs in the world. Apparently lamb meat gives the dogs a unique flavor while the secret sauce adds a word class finish. Bill Clinton raved about them when he stopped by, so I suppose I’ll have to give it a go.