Tower of London

Tower of London

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Food

On behalf of the world, I would like to apologize to England for its reputation as a bad eating detination.

The food here is AMAZING. It is the freshest food I have ever eaten-and it does not matter if it comes from a roadside stand, a pub, a church, or any other place for that matter.

I have been eating like a queen since I got here. My first English food was a chesse sandwich on a white multigrain bread with tomato, cucumber, rooster (salad greens),and a sharp cheddar cheese along with yogurt mixed with local berries. Not fancy, I know, but that only made it better.

Dinner was even better-pizza with caramalized onions, goat cheese, and roasted vegetables! Now, I promise I am not going to track all of my meals for you-but the food is so good that you cannot believe it. Simple, fresh, and quick.

In my short time here, I have firmly come to believe that Americans have forgotten what food tastes like. Even our natural food like fruits, vegetables, and meat have so many chemicals in them they are far from fresh- and that is even before they are processed. Whole Foods is a good option, but it still does not compare to the food here. I am not sure if it is because the ground is oversaturated with the pesticides and other chemicals we use every day, but there is just something happening here that is not happening in our food supply. Maybe this is the good fortune that their green campaign has had for the country.

And here's the best part-THE FOOD IS RIDICULOUSLY INEXPENSIVE (even after the conversion from pounds to dollars). I can get a meal that will keep me fed for a week for less than a stop at a local drive thru. We need to get to work on this back home. Immediately. Want to stop childhood obesity and yo-yo dieting, let's start eating real food again!


  1. Dear Melissa, Thanks for the update. We miss you at URI.
    If you like Pan-Asian food especially noodle soups, try Wagamama's in London. There are several of these cafes in London and the food is GREAT! The original one is in Bloomsbury. It is a great experience.
    Hmm. O.K food is great and history but has the course work begun yet or is this all fun? Glad you are enjoying this wonderful experience. You also must go to the Proms, music concerts at Victoria and Albert Hall. Great summer concerts and daily tickets are reasonable. They also have a great cafeteria for dinner. Cheers, Cheryl

  2. Hi Cheryl,

    The course work started today!!!! I am missing URI too, but I can't tell you how much i have already learned to bring back and we only just started!

  3. Lets see, would I rather be in WW running the SRP or in LONDON???? Man, I'm loving sharing this with you, but I'm envious!! Things seem to be going along swimmingly for you - looking forward to pics. Enjoy!

    Peg F