Thursday, January 05, 2006

foreign food


One of the best things about traveling to another country is the food; the way it's presented, eaten, etc. I flipped through this book called Mangoes and Curry Leaves. It is written by a couple that travels frequently to other continents and this is one of their books that they have compiled full of recipes, pictures and facts centered around food from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. I didn't read very much of it, but it made me think of all the good food that I have had on my travels. My husband always raves about the extensive selection of ice cream flavours in Taiwan. We find some of the same good stuff in Asian supermarkets. Perhaps in search of the perfect ice cream, we have been making it a point to try ice cream whenever we leave Canada. I think the grossest ice cream we have ever had was a popsicle in Denmark that was lemon and licorice flavoured, but not the North American kind of licorice. It was the salty European kind. Blech. Here's a fun fact about ice cream in Denmark: They slice their ice cream, they don't scoop it.

9 comments:

Dagga said...

what was the best icecream in Denmark since I´m going there soon?

rus said...

i recommend: try them all!

elisabeth said...

i liked a chocolate almond one; i don't remember what it was called. the chocolate in europe is just superior to north america.
but the chocolate in canada is better than the states.

Mark said...

Licorice and Lemon...nasty. I remember reading when I was younger that they made Liver and Onions ice cream, but it never made it past the testing stage...I'm not sure why though.

elisabeth said...

probably because it would be REPULSIVE!

Dagga said...

a friend of mine went to a garlic resturant in Finland. Everything there had garlic from the pre dinner cocktail to the icecream.

Mark said...

The breath mints weren't garlic, were they? I mean that would really be a contridiction...

elisabeth said...

mmmm...garlic ice cream...sounds absolutely delicious!

rus said...

i like garlic