Finally up back home and to a normal lifestyle. Which means I can prepare my food – and lots of fresh stuff – yeah! Honestly, these two weeks of traveling have really tired me out. I love going to really nice restaurants and I love checking out the street food in places I visit. But between too much coffee at conferences and trade shows and very restricted food choices at the airport, these two weeks were not much fun eating wise.
Two experiences stand out though and I do not want to do them unjustice: The Localicous event at the FamilyFarmed Expo in Chicago was what it says it is: delicious local food prepared by great Chicago restaurants. So many great taste experiences! Thanks to all the farmers & Chefs – and the team of the FamilyFarmedExpo – for their hard work!
Second food memorable food experience was my BBQ beef sandwich off one of these “gourmet eateries” than come on four wheels and are all over Los Angeles. Although I would have never chosen a BBQ beef sandwich without having the truck sitting curbside at the trade show. It was yummy though and the bread was a really perfect crispy baguette. That is when you know you are in good hands. The little details, like in this case the bread. Too bad that trucks like that do not have a liquor license. Lunch or not lunch, a beer would have been great with the sandwich!
What I really wonder about though is: who decided that travelers do not have a right to healthy food at airports? Who manages those concessions? Are they given to the winners of the contest for greasiest, fattiest, most disgusting food? Get local cafes using local ingredients and cooking local snacks into airports! Now, that would be something!
Ok, now finally back to Value Eating!!