Mural Arts dinner

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Paris Cafe

Enjoying chocolate chaud et un sandwich at a cafe near Notre Dame on Oct. 13, 2008.

Enjoying chocolate chaud et un sandwich at a cafe near Notre Dame on Oct. 13, 2008.

Ever since I studied French in high school, I was indoctrinated into believing I had to make it to Paris.

Maybe it was good.

During my European backpacking trip, I was ecstatic to use that language in Brussels, Lyon and, of course, old Paris.

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Italian Pizza

A $2 U.S. slice of pizza I bought in Venice, Italy.

A $2 U.S. slice of pizza I bought in Venice, Italy.

OK, if you have pizza in Italy, it’s supposed to be in southern Italy. I got mine in Venice, which is about as far north as most breezy, jetsetting tourists like me go.

And, let’s face it, what I got was decidedly influenced by the American conception of pizza, which, if you wanna be honest, is better anyway.

Still, boom, I did it.

Chinese Food

Italian Pasta

A panini I bought from a cafe in Florence

A panini I bought from a cafe in Florence

Look, this photo is of a panini I bought in Florence, Italy. Yeah, I had pasta, too, but, well, Air Canada lost my bag, in which was my camera. I didn’t get it back until later in my trip.

I was also bitter and angry, so I cam home with very few photos and even less video. No, I have no photo of my eating pasta. I swear I did, though.

Dim Sum

Dim sum from Empress Pavilion in Los Angeless Chinatown

Dim sum from Empress Pavilion in Los Angeles's Chinatown

You’re supposed to eat dim sum in Los Angeles. If you’re going to do it, you have to do it at the Empress Pavillion in Chinatown. It looked a little fancy for my tastes, so I got mine to go and ate them in the parking lot. Authenticity is key; I don’t think the employees understood my words, as much my gestures.

Crawfish Etoufee

in New Orleans

Japanese Sushi

I spent a semester studying in Tokyo, Japan. I tried my very best to explore all the depths of this very tasty nation, but surely I had my share of suhshi.

Check the video of all the eating I had there, but expect some sushi specific photos and video to follow soon.