Possibly the best thing about traveling is the food. I try to take pictures of many meals when I travel to inspire cooking when I get back, but mainly just so I don't forget the great food experiences I have had. Here are a few from this past year.
Bratislava, Slovakia. Chicken stuffed with ham and half a peach! I think it was called Maiden in the Castle...or something....serve with cold Slovakian beer....delicious!
Bangkok, Thailand. Some sort of meat...possibly beef or pork...with sprouts and other green stuff in a spicy broth....cold Singha beer to cool burning mouth.
Cairo, Egypt. A tub of Koshari from a take out place. Pasta, rice, lentils, tomato, garlic, beans, chick peas. Hearty, cheap and delicious.
Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Clockwise from top) Spicy yellow stuff, Super spicy unidentified meat stuff, Ridiculously spicy poultry item, Dangerously spicy unidentified meat stuff #2. I am sweating just remembering this meal.
Houston, Texas USA. Open faced Roast Beef sandwich, Onion Rings, Pickle, Coleslaw....Guinness. (notice how Kelly has a healthier salad....good job Kelser)
Penang, Malaysia. My favorite lunch of the entire summer. I don't think the picture does it justice, but this roast pork, green stuff and rice was so simple, yet incredibly delicious. Fanfreakintastic.
St. Petersburg, Florida USA. American style breakfast:. Eggs, Bacon, loaded up hash brown potatoes and an English muffin....washed down with coffee.
Singapore. Fried Pork Dumplings. Beer. Enough said.
St Augustine, Florida USA. My mother's homemade tomato gravy over pasta. Possibly the best stuff on Planet Earth.
Sumter, South Carolina USA. Erin's homemade southern yum yum food. Pulled Pork, Collard greens, Coleslaw, Cheesey grits, and Cornbread. paired with sweet white wine....an amazing meal.
Vienna, Austria. Ok maybe this isn't the best picture of Goulash that I have ever taken, BUT Gary & Inge's Gulasch is amazing and wonderful...wunderbar! (Cold Kaiser beer to round out the meal...of course)
Zurich, Switzerland. Ahhh lunch how I love thee so. This was a great lunch with cousin Michael at a nice outdoor cafe. Some sort of Pork Chop with Red Cabbage, Spaetzle, and Brussel sprouts....very good.
Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Steak with onions and mushrooms, potatoes, fried oniony things, veggies...Liechtensteinian beer....This sauce was fantastic. Its nice when you order some food in a place you have never been and you get something delicious. Thanks Liechtenstein!
Belgrade, Serbia. Most of Europe has late night Doner Kebab stands...but Belgrade had the most ginormous sandwiches I had ever seen. This picture doesnt do it justice, but it weighed over a pound...possibly two. It was ridiculous...and tasty. I ate maybe a third...maybe.
St Petersburg, FL USA. Kirk Smith's Homemade Corned Beef, Cabbage, Beets, Potatoes and Horseradish sauce....wash down with beer....Happy St Patrick's Day indeed!
Paris, France. Steak and Frites. Possibly the best meal of the year.
The famous restaurant L'Entrecote - Porte Maillot only serves one dish....a mouth watering ribeye cut of meat, fries and a special secret sauce that is utterly scrumptious. Unbelievable. Add a bottle of red wine and this meal is hard to beat.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. —-Virginia Woolf