Flying Jacob – Sweden’s Bacon/Banana Dish

Flying Jacob – Sweden’s Bacon/Banana Dish

I visited Sweden in January 2014, and I've wanted to go back ever since. One of the best parts of that trip was the food. I imagine the long, dark winters allow the Swedes ample time to create a wide assortment of tasty foods. The most interesting of the foods was the traditional dish Flying [...]

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Swedish Girl Eating American Food

Swedish Girl Eating American Food

Sometimes Matilda and I get into trouble, and sometimes we laugh at each other's expense (like the time she did NOT help me get the bee out of my hair). She had been wanting to try cheese wiz because she saw Zac Efron eat it in Seventeen Again. It did not go as she thought [...]

Scotland in America

Scotland in America

Every now and then, you'll get a taste of a far off place you've visited and memories will flood the brain.  Well, that happened to me when my dad and I had lunch at a local joint in our hometown, Carrollton. Scotland came to America. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyn2KM8ClIE  

From Kroger to Tesco and back

From Kroger to Tesco and back

Having returned to America and re-entered Carrollton society caused some of the habits I used to have to change. Grocery shopping is one of those experiences. Prior to living in Ireland, I shopped at Kroger and threw all kinds of food items into the buggy. Three cereal boxes, frozen chicken, spices and sauces, fruits and [...]

The Taste of Jerusalem

The Taste of Jerusalem

Imagine salty chickpeas bursting in your mouth causing a rush of excitement. Just when your taste buds gain control of the chickpea’s flavor, peppers add a kick. Their hot twang takes you by surprise. But wait! What could that be now? A touch of garlic, a hint of humus, and a dash of onion swirl [...]

Favorite Restaurants in Dublin

Favorite Restaurants in Dublin

1. Bunsen If you like greasy American style burgers, this is the place for you. The menu is on the back of a business card, and their menu consists of a choice in burger with or without cheese and sweet potato or regular fries. Bunsen is outside City Center down Wexford St. The burgers are amazing! [...]

Ordering Food in Brussels

Ordering Food in Brussels

Walking into the restaurant, Marian, Sarah and I looked around with a hope that someone would come seat us. Neither sign was posted saying, “Please wait to be seated,” nor was there anyone bustling over to the three very lost travelers. After a few minutes of awkward stares from the locals, a middle-aged Belgian woman [...]

The Struggle of Ordering Food in Ireland

The Struggle of Ordering Food in Ireland

In honor of my return flight to Dublin tomorrow, I thought I would share with y'all a column I wrote for the Times-Georgian about ordering food in Ireland. Hope you enjoy!! --- Having lived in Ireland for eight months, my vocabulary has shifted quite a bit. I say things like, “Cheers!” and “Thanks a mill!” without [...]

Fast Food vs Local Food

Fast Food vs Local Food

We were wandering through Oslo without a map, lost as could be toting twenty pound packs on our backs. After the events of the night before, Jacquie and I were officially homeless in Norway with low funds and and no working phone. She and I bunked at her friends house instead of staying with our couch [...]

The Ever Growing List of Foods I Want From Home

The Ever Growing List of Foods I Want From Home

Waffle House (Best late night food you will ever eat. Who said breakfast can't be for dinner) Chick-fil-A (God's gift to mankind) Pigs in a Blanket Sausage Balls (Don't get me started) Captain D's (I just really want popcorn shrimp ok) The Varsity (Best worst decision you will ever make) Sonic Smoothie King Hamburger, carrots, and potatoes (Cantrell's UNITE!) Fried Chicken [...]