Archive for July, 2012

Are there pigs in Israel?

As I was flying into Tel Aviv from Germany, we were served dinner on the plane. “lamb or poulet?” the stewardess asked. Not sure what poulet was, some sort of chicken apparently, I opted for lamb. The label on the lamb had “NO PORK” stamped on it. Uh oh…no pigs in Israel? No bacon, sausage, ham…say goodbye to standard fare in the American breakfast.

When I landed, I asked some people if there were pigs in Israel, or if they ever saw any pigs. So far, answers have all come back negative. I will be keeping my eyes out for any pigs on a kibbutz somewhere.

I wonder if they ever heard of Charlotte’s Web? Perhaps that book is sacrilegious here?

Lamb

Lamb...it's what's for dinner.

Chips vs. Crisps

Hands down, the UK has the best selection of chips (or crisps) as they call them here. (“Chips” in the UK = fries in the US. Hence if you order the classic “fish and chips” it’s not going to come with a side of Lay’s or Fritos.) Sure you can argue its all about the same potato and the same kind of crunch but these chips are amazing!

Once upon a time, I came to the UK to hang with amydoug while they were in Oxford…Amy worked and Dougin worked on his scripts of sorts. We had our own advenutures back then visiting Wales and Llandudno…but since then we made it a point to try every Walker’s crisp flavour we came across.

Perhaps a decade later the tradition will continue…but lets just hope the metabolism is even better at this point…about a decade later. :) Time will tell. But it was sure nice to munch on during a wet intermittently thunderstormy summer stroll along the Thames river in the small suburbia type town of Kingston upon Thames with the Sacewicz’. Besides, it’s practically “law” that it’s impossible to gain weight while you’re travelling so you are allowed to eat anything and everything. At least in all my travels over many moons, I’ve eaten to my heart and gut’s content and I’ve stayed pretty much the same size since I was in high school!

Today, I found two at the local Sainsbury’s:
1. Thai Sweet Chilli
2. Caramelised Onion & Balsamic Vinegar

Have you found other interesting flavours? If so, please let me know via a comment below so I can keep an eye out for it!

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