I love food. There I said it. My weekly small pleasures often involve food, and I think about food like all the time. I am for sure guilty of getting hangry and often getting mad at the internet for making me hungry and crave things I can’t get. I just realized I may be causing this for other people with this post. I apologize.
Food gives me pleasure and sometimes even suffering from craving it. I wish I was desireless, because that is the key to happiness, but food makes it real hard for me to atain desirelessness. Anyway, below are lots of yummy savory foods from across my travels, enjoy!
This is one of the best fish and chips I’ve ever had. At Victoria, BC. As you can see I opted for the grilled version rather than fried.
Fresh salmon salad with walnuts, blue cheese and cranberries in Astoria, Oregon. In the background: some oyster shooters. The Pacific Northwest is the best for getting seafood.
This was one of my lunches at the MPR (Meher Pilgrim Retreat), in India. Chutney and egg salad sanwiches, fresh veggies, rice and dal, corn salad and papad.
Here I am in Berlin, Germany eating local bratwurst. Had to do it, right?
Grilled corn on the cob, at the market in Mexico City.
This was our attempt to eat something western in India. Domino’s pizza in rural India!
This dish (veggies and carne asada) at Verde Cocina was the absolutely perfect meal to have after a long hike in the snow in Oregon.
Fresh mango with chili and lime, and fresh coconut water. Two wonderful things you can find by the beach in Acapulco, Mexico. I guess this is both sweet and savory.
Our wonderful afternoon tea sandwiches at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. (Smoked Salmon with Dill Cream Cheese, Roasted Honey Ham with Tarragon Dijonnaise, Free Range Egg Salad Croissant, Cucumber & Ginger Mascarpone on Butter Brioche, and Moroccan Spiced Coronation Chicken on Marble Rye)
Above was our cook in India making fresh chapatis! (the Indian tortilla) There are made with very fine flour of semi-hard wheat varieties such as durum.
Here is one almost ready.
This was our breakfast in Pendleton, Oregon. Quiche, salad, and bread.
We couldn’t visit Canada and not order poutine: french fries, topped with a gravy-like sauce and cheese curds.
At the farmers market in Durham, North Carolina we greatly enjoyed the fresh summer tomato tasting.
At the 1000 Oaks restaurant in Pune, where I had delicious spicy fish tikka, rice, and garlic naan.
Indian street food at the Bollywood Theater restaurant in Portland, OR: Beets: roasted with coconut milk and curry leaves; Pav Bhaji: a mixture of potatoes, vegetables, tomato and spices, served with buttered rolls; Paratha: layered Indian flatbread with ghee; a Thali meal, and mango lassi.
This was my very first roasted turkey I made all by myself. (2011)
And this was my second one. 🙂 A year later and at a different house.
Here I am in one of my favorite places: Italy, having ravioli in Rome.
Real Mexican food in Mexico City. Tacos al pastor, chicharron de queso (crispy cheese log), and guacamole.
This meal above was our breakfast at our B&B in Long Beach, Washington.
And this is my very favorite place for brunch in Portland, OR; the Veritable Quandary. Pictured is my veggie benedict and mimosa, and in the background wine and blackened catfish benedict.
While in India, I tried my hand at cooking authentic Indian food. Here I made mattar paneer and saffron rice.
I am sure I made you hungry now. I’m sorry, again. And I have to ask, which of these foods do you want to have now?