When you don’t have access to foods you are used to, you find that you will get cravings for some of the strangest foods that you would normally (with full access) avoid! I have had this experience with corn chips. Why? I have not been able to figure that one out. But they do not exist in Ethiopia and hence it has become one of those infuriating cravings I can’t seem to control. The irony is, that when I do get access, I don’t want them anymore!
My recent trips to Cape Town helped relieve, or worsen my food cravings. Whichever way I look at it – I eat too much of the stuff I crave (and it usually isn’t sitting on the top rungs of the food pyramid), and find new foods to love, that once home can’t get again – starting a whole new vicious food-craving cycle up!
All I need to say about the food and wine of Cape Town is – AMAZING (can’t comment on the rest of South Africa – except the sandwiches on the plane are great!). I now have a penchant for Ostrich, a bowl full of exotic fruits, a tapas bar with tiny morsels … bucket, I need a bucket, or bib will do.
And although not a wine drinker, I thoroughly enjoyed the bubbly tastings at the many wineries we ended up at in Franschhoek.
The bubbly… ooh!
But, my most favourite thing to do and place to go is the Neighbourgoods market, where all my gastronomic delights can come to pass. A fresh food market that sells food with many ethnic origins, but all are tasty, enticing you to stay for more… please … more … pretty pretty please …
… is it lunchtime yet?