In my 20s I worked and lived in Italy. It was an experience that opened my eyes to classic men’s fashion, a different language, a vibrant culture and moreover extraordinary food.
When I returned home, it was back to bacon, sandwiches, chips and canned spaghetti.
Then in my 30s, I joined a vocal quartet and lived and worked in Spain; yet another different culture, different language and again extraordinary delicacies.
I then got the travel bug (and still have it), and travelled far and wide… from Sri Lanka to Costa Rica to Kenya among other places. Again local food in so many places, trumped (if you can forgive the term) what was readily available on a regular high street in my home nation.
However, there is one ration that when cooked and seasoned properly, is so incredibly tasty; sorry to all you Vegans and Vegetarians out there, and it is the Rib-eye Steak.
In my current country of Malta, I recently visited a restaurant where this was being served. Now I have had some rib-eyes that are frankly awful. However this restaurant or rather the chef cooked my rib-eye to perfection… I like it medium to well done, just so that I can get that rich taste of it almost tasting like it had been barbecued.
Now in the midst of so much global bad news, I had to lighten your day!