Since Greek is on sabbatical until January, I had to find a new show to get through Monday. Fortunately Anthony Bourdain's Travel Channel show, No Reservations, is on. Although I find his writing much more entertaining, the show is still fun. The premise is simple: Anthony Bourdain gets to travel around the world eating the best and craziest food that a country has to offer.
I really could not think of a better job. Although I am not the craziest eater, I do not eat Fish Head casseroles or durian like my boyfriend, I would love to go around at explore different culture's cuisines. Whenever I go out to eat with my parents or Alex, it always seems like we gravitate towards another country. Going out to "American" food is just something we never do- except In-N-Out.
Sometimes I wonder what life would have been like had my parents never moved from Minnesota to California. Surely I still would have grown up eating Vietnamese and Chinese food- but what about the Mexican, Thai, Cuban, Indian, Peruvian, Malaysian, Persian, Ethiopian, Korean, and other food that was abundant in California. I am always shocked when a friend has Indian or Thai food for the first time, but then I remember that could have been me.
Since I do not have the funds or time to go wanderlusting around the world, I will start small. This weekend Alex and I are going to Florida to visit his aunt and uncle. First stop: cuban food.