Cooking For Our Couchsurfing Hosts in Prague
Whenever we couchsurf we try to bring a small thank you gift to our host(s). If they’re really lucky though, we’ll cook! And by “we” I mean Auston, but I make a great sous chef.
Our hosts in Prague allowed us to take over their kitchen for a night to do just that. We were excited to have a night in to make tapas and sangria since we often do not have the chance to cook. Depending on the hostel we stay in, there may or may not be a kitchen to prepare a real meal. It was also an excellent opportunity for Auston to attempt a Spanish tortilla which he’s been wanting to do ever since we over-consumed them Madrid.
The Best Ham is in Madrid
One of the things we loved about Madrid was the food (basically that’s what we love about everywhere we go). In addition to all their scrumptious selection of tapas, they have amazing ham. I’m specifically referring to their jamón ibérico. The only thing better than this ham is having it for super cheap!
We stumbled upon a restaurant called Museo del Jamón in Madrid. You can get an excellent bocadillo de jamón for only 1€ and for an additional euro you can also have a copa de vino or caña de cerveza. An excellent deal if I’ve ever seen one.
The atmosphere is also unique as you just stand at the bar with a bunch of others and consume your meal under hundreds of hanging ham legs. There is certainly no shortage of pork here. And that’s just the way I like it!
Dinner in Catania
One of the things we’ve been dying to do in Europe is eat real pasta and drink wine on a patio in Italy. We’ve talked about it for nearly 6 months. Today, that dream has been accomplished! Great pasta. Great wine. Great country. And we’re practicing some Italian too. We’re awesome at it. If awesome means so very very bad.
World Festival at Paseo de la Reforma in Mexico City
On Saturday, we met a friend from class at a world festival (Feria de las Culturas Amigas 2012) that had tons of great food, entertainment and products from countries all of the world.
We enjoyed some pupusas de queso from El Salvador…
…viewed some political demonstrations for the upcoming presidential election in Mexico…
…and checked out a ton of booths with food to be enjoyed.
I’m also fairly certain that this may be the only place you will find Mexicans wearing kilts and playing bagpipes (this was near the United Kingdom booth obviously).