When I reminisce of the places I’ve visited, I almost always smell the sweet perfume and taste the savory aromas of my travels.
- Drinking mint tea morning, noon, and night while traveling around Morocco. Mint tea will always remind me of Morocco.
- Enjoyed a traditional Moroccan dish called Pastilla at Dar Yarcout in Marrakech. Such a lovely combination of flaky pastry, crunchy texture of crushed almonds, and a balance of sweet and savory flavors.
- We had an incredible boar stew at a local restaurant, Aranyszarvas Vendéglő, in Budapest that specialized in game.
- I devoured a spiny lobster in a treehouse restaurant, Jemma’s Treehouse, on the sister island of Tobago without injuring myself.
- I also devoured the best roti at Wings while visiting Trinidad; saucy curry goodness and finger-licking good! And served with a side of curried preserved mangos! Yum!
- My friends took me to a restaurant that served homemade organic cured meats in their hometown of Klagenfurt.
- Classic Viennese cuisine of braised meat, nodel, and sauerkraut at Gasthaus UBL, a tip from a local Austrian in Vienna.
- Indulged in handmade chocolate truffles made by a local architect, Dean’s Sweets, in Portland, Maine.
- Strawberry trifle at Fore Street Restaurant in Portland, Maine made with strawberries picked earlier in the season and preserved. It tasted as fresh as the day it was picked!
- And lastly, instead of drinking flat, warm beers in England, we enjoyed many fine English ciders. My favorite is Aspall Draught Suffolk Cyder.