Well hello- I am super late for this!! I wanted to do it ages ago- but kind of failed! For those of you that don’t know- Marie is hosting a second round of her incredible Souvenirs From Across the World Project! If you don’t know about it- you should really check it out! There’s still time (a day maybe- cos I’m rubbish at organisation) to get involved!
Anyhoo- enough of the preamble- let’s all tuck in to the main event! Because today we are talking about FOOD!
Now- disclaimer- I’m a bit obsessed with food. (Who isn’t?) so this post might get a little overstuffed 😉 And cos I wanna make this personal, I’m gonna talk about my own food influences.
Let’s start at home with some British cuisine. There are a few obvious things that are quintessentially British:
- Tea with scones (pronounced “gone” if you’re British, “cone” if you’re American)
- Fish and chips, or egg and chips, or basically just chips (“French fries” if you’re from the States)
- And… curry (yeah we stole that one- and by the way, if you’re at all offended by food stealing, this isn’t gonna be the post for you! You have been warned!)
But, I’ll be perfectly honest, I’m not quintessentially British- so the food I’m used to is a little bit more Eastern European in origin– I’m talking:
- Salt beef
- Goulash! (or as my brother calls it “lashings of goo”)
- Chicken soup with lokshen!!
Etc etc- all the kind of food that smells hot and will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside just by looking at it!
Now- since this is “around the world”- I’m gonna take you to one last stop, cos in my culture we also eat a fair amount of Middle Eastern food– I’m talking about the most important thing in the world:
- Falafel and shwarma!
This is where I could get really really serious- it’s pretty easy in my book to get into a serious debate over the merits of hummus over tehina (and vice versa)- buuuut luckily for you, I’m not gonna torture you with all that!
So- where does your cuisine originate from? What kind of food are you used to at home? I wanna hear all about it in the comments!!
And if you really want to discuss hummus/tehina in the comments- I’m happy to do so (though you might regret asking!)
Now- if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go eat lunch…