Actually, blech, I hate oysters.
But the world is a fantastic place to eat and explore! As an example, I sit here drinking a “pokpok som” soda, which is a vinegar based soft drink. Yes, make that face. I did, too!
And when you’re done being disgusted, and ready to taste the world experience… I prefer the ginger one myself. So… that might be because my only options so far have been ginger or grapefruit – and grapefruit is both disgusting and contraindicated with my medicines. But still, ginger vinegar soda is strangely tart, sweet, tangy, and just downright delicious. I want to make cocktails with it! It’s bottled in Portland, Oregon with it’s roots in Thailand – a bit of the globe in a bottle.
Speaking of the world, later this week I leave for Chicago! I have never been that far east (unless you count the Far East, where you fly west from California to get there) and I’m thrilled. The food alone… I have heard legends of Chicago deep dish pizza and I long to taste the real thing, not to mention the host of dining experiences I hope to sample in my four days. Architecture, exploration, and… did I mention food?
I honestly believe I could eat my way around the world and then want to do it again. So much of a culture can be expressed in their dining, which leads me to look forward to the wonders the world has to put on a plate for me. I’m a bit of a picky eater, and I still want to try new things.
But I still hate oysters.