Category Archives: food

The Superbowl… in food

Everything that I ever posted is now, more or less, a hazy memory. Such has been my neglect of the blog. But I don’t think I ever posted about the Superbowl, despite our friend J’s earnest efforts to explain American … Continue reading

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Things I miss about Britain no. 7: mini milks

What is a mini milk? It is not ice cream. It is not sorbet. Its texture is denser than sorbet, more icy than ice cream. It comes in a minimalist three flavours – vanilla, strawberry and chocolate – all of … Continue reading

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Things I miss about Britain no. 5: Marks and Spencer

There are times in a woman’s life when only Marks and Spencer will do.  When you are facing a boring Saturday night in on your own and feel that a chicken jalfrezi and a lemon pudding are exactly what you … Continue reading

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Sunday night TV

Expat life, at least the way I’ve been living it, seems to be a neverending zigzag between embracing your new home and missing the old one.  And Sunday night on PBS – the channel paid for by public funds and … Continue reading

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A guide to the coffee shops of Evanston

Evanston is a rubbish place to get a drink.  The only nice bar is the Celtic Knot, and that’s an Irish pub, which seems a bit wrong for the would-be embracer of the American experience.  This seems to be a … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Chicago hot dog

Hot dogs are everywhere in Chicago.  They are the default snack wherever you go: baseball game, shopping at Target, the Chicago Art Institute.   Macy’s basement food court fed us hot dogs on our first or second day in Chicago, … Continue reading

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Expat Christmas

For a start, it was White.  The snow fell lightly and prettily on the way to our Christmas Eve expedition to see White Christmas, and we thought that this was one thing Chicago definitely does better than Britain. Then, it … Continue reading

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