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Big journeys begin with a single step.

23 August, 2010
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Last night, I went out to a Chinese restaurant for dinner with some of my husband’s family.  At the end of the meal, when I randomly selected my fortune cookie, the title of this entry was written as my fortune.

Last week, Danger and I went out for sushi.  I’ve also had Thai, sushi and Chinese again within that time frame.  And if I had a good taqueria in my ‘hood, I’d have had some Mexican food as well.

In the thirteen days before I leave, I’ll likely have at least five more types of different ethnic cuisine, and I intend to enjoy every minute of it.

I have been blessed, or spoiled, depending on how you want to look at it, to live in a place where just about any type of food you want can be found within the city limits, if not even closer than that.  And as one who really enjoys eating, I have surely taken advantage of this.

Convenience foods are another thing I have taken advantage of to the point where I don’t feel like I know how to cook.  At least I can keep from starving thanks to the sheer number of foods and meal items at places like Trader Joe’s.

So to all you beautiful bastions of variety, thanks and I’ll miss you.  And the same goes to you, my good friend, TJ.

Numerous people have told me that I will eat well in Morocco, and while I do believe them, I also feel like I will get tired at some point.  Tired of both Moroccan food, and the fact that as a vegetarian, I will be in for more of a challenge in finding suitable foods than I would at home.  In Chicago, I am very rarely (if ever!) questioned or challenged regarding my eating habits, and to my knowledge, no one here is offended by me opting out of their dishes laden with various animal products.  I have a feeling I’ll be missing that too.

The plus side of all of this, of course, is that I’m going to be forced into learning how to cook, many times from scratch.  I’ll be sure to revisit this topic, and hopefully by then, I’ll be able to consistently bang out dishes that anyone would gladly eat.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. The Husband permalink
    23 August, 2010 22:18

    “consistently bang out dishes that anyone would gladly eat”
    –are you trying to give my mom a run for her money?

  2. Sarah permalink
    24 August, 2010 09:00

    I shotgun Mexican food! Our dinner can definitely be a Pilsen delight 🙂

  3. 24 August, 2010 09:26

    Keep eating, woman! Stuff yourself full of as much ethnic food you can find. In fact, try eating at more than one restaurant, or more than one ethnicity, in the same day/meal/hour.

    When you get back from Morocco, you won’t be able to eat like you can now until your body re-adjusts. I learned that the hard way back in June.

    Final words on the matter: Eat up, sister.

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