With everyone posting about observations on friends and family here I thought I might try something different and talk about a different sort of observation I’ve been making. I should probably preface this with: I love food. No seriously. I love food. I love eating, I love cooking, I love baking, I love trying new things, and I even love learning about food. I’m that person that takes pictures of food they serve in restaurants. I’ve even done it in the apartment here.
I’m sure you can imagine my apprehension when I was reminded that Ireland is not exactly known for their gourmet cooking. But still, I was optimistic. New food is new food after all.
First meal in Ireland…left a bit to be desired. But still, who can judge from first impressions? We’ll just blame the choice on jetlag or something.
Honestly, I’m glad I didn’t give up hope right then and there. After that day our luck with food was a lot better. All it took was a little more exploring to find some really fantastic places.
That had some really fantastic food.
They may not have a ton of variety like some more cosmopolitan cities but what they do, they do well.
From the simple,
To the fantastic (no, I’m not going to make a ‘simple to simply divine crack’, that’s too easy),
To the just plain strange.
There are a lot of outside influences,
and international restaurants and cafes.
But they do what they love,
And love what they do.
And who am I to mess with that?