This summer has been for slacking on this food blog, but all with good (at least for me) reason. As alluded to in my last post in June, I was getting ready to go on vacation — a longer vacation than usual for me. It wound up being a glorious 15 days (well, once we got reunited with our luggage on day 3 especially) in Europe — Scotland, the Netherlands and France to be precise.
I’ll be writing a few posts about the trip over the next week or so, doing a couple of food-focused posts like this one, as well as a couple of general travel-type posts. I know you guys are generally reading for recipes, and I promise that sense of normalcy will be returning shortly. But meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this peek into some of the food I got to enjoy.
The trip began with a one-week excursion through Scotland, a country that was completely new to me. The bulk of our trip focused on Scotland’s countryside: While I love visiting new cities too, my current life as a city dweller makes me more inclined toward immersing myself in different environments. And frankly, much of Scotland’s splendor lies in its natural elements.
That said, whether we were traveling through the city or country, we ate incredibly well in Scotland. Everything — from Scottish breakfasts at hole-in-the-wall cafes to takeaway sandwiches to sit-down meals in random inns or acclaimed restaurants — ended up being pretty delicious. Perhaps this was just dumb luck, or it may just be that the Scottish are serious about their food. Here are some highlights (and yes, I ate haggis multiple times, including in the form of a pakora — bless multiculturalism!):…