I’m heading to the Homeland for a visit in a few days and I’m already salivating at the thought of it. Actually, I’ve been salivating for quite some time. I’m just so very excited about all of the wonderful, amazing food I’ll be eating! (And also about visiting with all of my lovely family and friends that I’ll be eating with.)
I want to start by saying that this isn’t meant as an “anti-Scotland” rant and shouldn’t be taken as a negative commentary on Scotland in any way. It’s just that there are differences between the two countries and sometimes those differences equate to me missing things. (Just like when I’m in America I miss things about Scotland.)
But back to the food, glorious food!
It seems strange because the things I’m excited about eating aren’t necessarily things that I ate “all the time” in America, but they’re the things I’ve always enjoyed and just can’t get here – or the UK version is so far removed from the US version that it’s not the same food (hotdogs!). And, to be honest, the things I miss aren’t necessarily even the best that America has to offer!
So, what am I looking forward to enjoying? Well, there’s the list of foods I told you about a couple of years ago, but there’s also loads of other things like:
- Bagna càuda
- Corned beef and cabbage
- McGuire Specials
- Reuben and sourdough sandwiches
- Gravy-style popcorn
- Gas station junk food
[Photograph notes: That’s a Reuben sandwich with tater tots (also on the must-eat list!) if you wondered. I’m sure that I’ll be treated to corned beef and cabbage at some point, then we’ll use the leftovers to make sandwiches. Yum!]