Category Archives: North America

A Little Slice of Americana

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What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’/ 3

Milk, butter, & salt.

Kalamata olives, fresh rosemary, & thyme flakes.

Combine & add flour.

Bake.

Melt some butter on this French Bread with Kalamata Olives, Rosemary, and Thyme and eat with prosciutto!

What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’/ 2

What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’?

Shrimp/prawns  seasoned with lemon, pepper, dill, & caraway seeds.

British Airways, You Had Me at ‘Ello Luv!’

And that we’re not merely ‘BA frequent flyer account holders’ but ‘WORLD TRAVELLERS.’ Oh yeahhh. Because annoying WASP businessmen need you to inflate their already over-inflated egos just that teeny smidge more which allows them to be demanding, rude, and just generally inconsiderate of anyone else that isn’t wearing a Hugo Boss suit, particularly the people with toddlers.

Lovely.

DSW, Sephora, and Fried Ice Cream — It’s good to be home!

There are some things that the UK just doesn’t have and Britons just don’t understand. Fried food in particular is a bit of a conversation starter for a lot of people. “Yeah well you guys eat fried pickles so…”

I’ve never had anything that you would consider to be “weird fried food.” Until recently, I’d only had the pretty normal fried chicken, though I’ve since had fried ice cream. And if fried ice cream is American, then how come it was served at a Mexican restaurant alongside the flan and plantains? (And if we’re the ones who will fry up anything (and you are disgusted by it) why would you have entire roads in London dedicated to fried food? Let’s take a walk down Mile End and try and get ourselves a salad. Impossible!)

The verdict: pretty good but not that weird. What is the point in frying ice cream anyway? The only result is a crunchy outer shell because you obviously can’t fry it properly, otherwise it wouldn’t be, well, ice cream. Next up: fried pickles and fried butter. Bring on the coronary.