Wednesday, August 14, 2013


In America eggs have a yellow center rather than the mellow gold I've learned to boil over the past year.  Such essentials as rice seasoning, miso paste, seaweed, and dashi are not even considered in the grocers' shelves filled with cereal options.  I've had several meals where I've consumed more than one piece of fruit.  There are multiple bread options, bulk foods, and a choice of nut butters.  Nutrition facts are given by the producer's definition of a serving size, not a certain gram amount.  

Amazing how food creates a unique feeling to a place.  What is eaten, the way it is eaten, the ritual of purchase and preparation.  Some things can be recreated here, but the golden eggs and meticulous presentation will have to wait until next month.  I'll be eating fruit in the meantime.  

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