From "Lists of Note," a site I visit frequently, comes Twain's "little bill of fare" -- foods he missed while travelling in Europe and of which he intended to avail himself once back home. http://www.listsofnote.com/2012/03/li...
Also interesting to see what has and hasn't changed -- some of those things are now readily available in Europe -- some still are hard to find.
Some things he mentions are better in Europe:butterpastriescoffee
And some are just different, like the seafood.
I recommend the book Twain's Feast.http://web.mac.com/apbeahrs/Andrew_Be...
Very telling about the sheer variety of seafood and fowl in 19th century America that has largely disappeared from the modern diet.
and it's so sad, imho. much has to do with the marketing of certain foods.
and much has to do with the depletion of species.
I love the comment about strawberries not to be handed out as if they were jewels!
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