Wednesday, April 6, 2011


English food? Really? Really! 

Despite many warnings about bad food, we jetted off to London last Christmas anxious to experience life across the pond. Don and I still reminisce about our British food encounters, trying to rationalize why we actually loved everything we ate there. Now, we generally will eat just about anything and tend to be moderately adventurous when trying new foods. (We draw the line at organs, insects, and worms!) We do, however, try to avoid chain restaurants; not only do we prefer to support local businesses, but we are not fans of relatively unimaginative, processed food we can get anywhere. So does everyone else who has been there have really high standards while ours are really low? We can't imagine that's the case. Sure, British fare is not known for its intense flavor and seasoning. Then again, we sometimes can't resist some good old comfort food like fish and chips or meat and potatoes. We were told to go ethnic, so we did. We also just delved right into the local dishes and loved them. When in Rome... er, London!

Stay tuned...
  • Meat pies of many varieties
  • Turkish Christmas
  • English Breakfast
  • Fish and chips
  • Tapas
  • Pizza
  • Chinatown
  • Crisps
  • Hot dogs (yes, in London)
  • Polish New Year's Eve
  • Marks & Spencer and Tesco
GIANT paella at Covent Garden (about 3' across!)

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