American food is awful…ly good.
Right, to start of with I love food, and here is where the problem begins. Food is like way up there on my list of priorities. I like every cuisine, I like to experiment, I like to make things, I think about food all the time. So, when you take me to a country which offers everything and at 24 hours a day, I am going to get a little excited and essentially go overboard.
It doesn’t help that when you’re away on holiday / travelling etc you kind of allow yourself to eat more food. Although you may have perfectly good intensions to control what you eat, three days in you say ‘fuck this shit’ and order everything off the menu. This only continues to get worse when you start doing this at breakfast, lunch and dinner. But… none of this matters anyway. Why? Oh, because you are going to lose all of it once you’re home ( good luck with that)
Another issue is that the portion sizes are ‘far too big. ‘- or so you think at the start of your trip.- At the end of your trip you’ll find yourself ordering dessert after your elephant sized burger with a side of chilli fries and mac and cheese. Regardless. The more you eat ,the larger your stomach gets. Then you’re just always hungry.
Sticking to the topic of portion sizes the country actually hosts food eating competitions that encourage you to eat like a hippo..and if you do finish it, its free and you get a cap for your efforts. I can only encourage that you have insurance for when you have a heart attack.
Now you could argue about the portion sizes, and say ‘ why don’t you just eat until you are full’ – that’s impossible and I’ll explain why.
I don’t know what they actually put into their elephant sized portions but they taste so good. I don’t really care how many preservatives or colourings etc they put into it. It’s all amazing. I want to eat it all.
Thus, the problem of American food. .. Its too good.
I invite you now to go and eat that salad you know you’re dying to have.
Shoutouts to Jess and Liz for some of the photos. 🙂
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Filmed with Canon G7X, Canon 60D & Iphone6