As our time in Vancouver draws to a close, my partner in crime and I are doing "for the last time" rounds...not of our favourite places in Vancouver - oh no. Why our favorite restaurants and meals in Vancouver of course! I love food, I love it so bloody much - if you casually mention that you ate out last night, I'm the kind of person that wants a disturbingly intricate breakdown of your meal; when catching up with friends, where and what I ate is part of "my news" for the week.
I remember reading part of Tony Robbins book "awaken the Giant within" where every sentence is a tweetable wisdom nugget, but he touched on changing your relationship with food and it got me feeling so outraged. I love my relationship with food, please don't make me change that Tony! If I approached food on a basic nutrient requirement/eat to live basis - I think a little part of me might die inside.
Last night, as we sat in Mimami in Yaletown (aka my Sushi Mecca) we reminisced on how wonderful the food is in British Columbia. The fish dishes here are...well I'm trying to think of a worthy enough word here but instead am sitting at my laptop clenching my fists in the air looking like a passionate Italian chef...DIVINE. Also, Brunch in Vancouver is akin to a religious activity and something I will miss terribly. I love how in Paris, eating out was an experience - your senses were teased and meals were drawn out so you left the restaurant feeling like you had arrived a lifetime ago. I believe once you have a Duck dish in Paris, you won't want to spoil your taste bud's memory by having it elsewhere.
Kazakhstan aside (horse meat and torched sheep is my food hell and you do have to wonder about eating Sushi in a completely land locked country) I feel I our palates have been treated like royalty throughout our expat life. I use the word treat loosely because by definition "treat" would imply it was an occasional and well deserved, if my palate was a person it would be a spoilt, tantruming nightmare toddler - thank you Expat Life! So lets hope England doesn't disappoint, it is the food I've grown up with so something I should be accustom to. I am looking forward to a good English Curry, proper pork sausages (none of that turkey and chicken sausage rubbish *ahem...Vancouver*) and runner beans!
So now I'm drawing this post to an end because I'm so hungry but please indulge me and detail your expat food experiences below....
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