{england} bath’s eats

April 17, 2018

Each part of England seems to be known for a different type of food. In Bath, they are known for its Bath Buns and Sally Lunn Buns. Since I wasn’t in Bath very long, I didn’t have that much time to try out all the Bath food world has to offer, but I did get a chance to try a local pasty, drink some afternoon tea, and get a Sally Lunn Bun. Sally Lunn Buns are different than what you’re imaging. Well, they were for sure different than I imagined. While, yes, a type of bread-like brioche. They are giant! Most of the time you only get served half. They can also be topped with savory (like meats and gravy) or sweet (like jam and cream) toppings. Bath Buns, on the other hand, are smaller and usually stuffed with sweets like a lump or sugar or dried fruits. Yum!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap a wee dram of tomatin here comes the snow clava cairns’ standing stones crossing the bridge to skye isle of skye sites the old man of storreilean donan castle the heeland coo kilt rock “city” of portree black and white glen coe the last loch celebrating william wallace it’s the food!
Wales – cardiff’s majestic castle countryside it’s the food!fantasy costell cochcaerphilly castle + dragons dusk cardiff buildings the national museum collection mermaids in cardifffireworks
England – bath’s abbey bath’s baths bath’s royal crescent

An English photo adventure:

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{wales} it’s the food!

March 31, 2018

While I was in Wales, I really had absolutely no idea what kinds of foods I would be eating. It’s not like you hear about Welsh food all the time. In the end, since I just did’t have much time in this area at all, I ended up eating a lot of street food like curry fries, Scotch eggs, and Welsh biscuits (super yum, by the way)! I also made sure to try some sweet Welsh ciders, made locally and quite refreshing.

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap a wee dram of tomatin here comes the snow clava cairns’ standing stones crossing the bridge to skye isle of skye sites the old man of storreilean donan castle the heeland coo kilt rock “city” of portree black and white glen coe the last loch celebrating william wallace it’s the food!
Wales – cardiff’s majestic castle countryside

A Welsh photo adventure:

While in Scotland, I had the great chance to try a bunch of different foods. I was super excited to eat some of their more famous dishes like haggis and neeps, steak pie, and cullen skink (fish) soup. Of course various sausages as well as potato creations are popular here in Scotland, too. Since Scotland was my first place in the United Kingdom, this was also the first place where I got to try real authentic fish & chips. What a way to spend my time in Scotland … eating through it! Yum!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap a wee dram of tomatin here comes the snow clava cairns’ standing stones crossing the bridge to skye isle of skye sites the old man of storreilean donan castle the heeland coo kilt rock “city” of portree black and white glen coe the last loch celebrating william wallace

A Scottish photo adventure:

What’s the best place to get some Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky? At the Tomatin Distillery, of course! No visit to the Scottish Highlands would be complete without a visit to one of these distilleries and a wee dram of whisky at the end of the guided tour. Our tour stopped at Tomatin. It was too bad that on this snowy day they didn’t happen to be distilling anything, but the air was still warm with the smells of whisky in the making. Some of the distilleries up here in the Highlands are so interesting because they have many of their workers living right on site. It creates almost a home-work situation where everyone lives and works together. I’m not so sure if that’s a positive or a negative!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap

A Scottish photo adventure:

You have a bucket already, why get another container for soda? That restaurant management may not agree.

On the other hand, maybe he just want his fried chicken marinated with soft drink. That appears to be a clear drink. From KFC’s website, their clear drink is Sierra Mist. Just call it misty fried chicken. He is just making a customer suggestion, to the management!

Wait! That’s not actually a KFC, but some burger place??

That looks like a Burger King or maybe McDonald’s poster. However, both of those serve Coca Cola, not Pepsi. Supposedly, these restaurants serve Pepsi. None has a burger poster like that.

Maybe it’s the old defunct Gino’s – a fast food joint that combines KFC with a burger place.

In any case, this is a guy filling up his KFC bucket with soda, at another burger joint? That restaurant management may not quite see it as genius.

Although from the fuzzy letters on wall sign, this may not be in U.S. Maybe there, it’s customary to use KFC bucket for soda. Maybe there, it already offers “Misty Fried Chicken.” Maybe there, they don’t wear any fast food chain uniform, he is just a restaurant worker flushing out the soda machine. Nice try, but busted!

Who knew that picture offers so much information and intrigue?