This will be the beginning of a blog dedicated to travel and food through the eyes of a sometimes sarcastic, always humble* brown guy from the Midwest United States.
I really hope some of you find this informative and I would genuinely love to write encapsulating prose for your enjoyment. If it’s boring let me know! If the writing is hard to follow, too detailed, not detailed enough, etc. – let me know! It’s my first foray into legitimate blogging territory so I’ll need your help.
That said, let’s begin with:
CHICKEN SALAD. Okay so now you’ve got the picture of chicken salad in your head. That should be helpful soon.
I, as a most American American, grew up eating hamburgers and hot dogs with little to no mention of salad. I also despised all vegetables until I turned twelve and decided those “caramelized” onions on White Castle sliders were palatable.
Fast forward more than a decade and I’m accidentally eating a salad with chicken on top. I’m in a cafe (called Habitual) in Sao Paulo at 3:00pm and I haven’t eaten since breakfast. Ordered the special of the day – chicken salad, according to the waiter – and received the most healthy lunch I’ve had… like ever.
After a moment of confusion and internal laughter I accepted that I’d be eating a meal similar to that of a rabbit or my pet iguana I had in seventh grade. However, the chicken was perfectly pan-fried and the guacamole-like dressing masked what I normally despise – leaves disguised as food (a.k.a. lettuce). At the end of the day my salad was a solid meal but tomorrow I promise to gorge on delicacies packed with calories and hidden dangers.
If you just read all this please know that not every post will be about chicken salad in a cafe. I was told an intense story by the owner of Habitual, had a Brazilian hot dog (better than American, I’ll explain), and went grocery shopping at possibly the smallest chain grocery store of all time, which will be addressed next!
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* See what I did there?