So many American foods to try, so many of them disgusting.
Hot dog from Skoobys in Hollywood
3lb breakfast burrito
Steak for me, ribs for Mr Beet
Meatloaf and mash
Cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory. I also sampled the highly-recommended cheesecake from Junior’s in New York. I still maintain that I make the world’s best cheesecake.
Reese’s pieces – bleurgh
Inspired by BeetFan – taco soup in an edible bowl
A triumvirate of retro-sounding American snacks. Pretty grim all round.
Barbecued chicken, corn, beans and potato salad. Consumed while listening to a country band on 4th July. As American as it gets.
More barbecue – pulled pork, beans, potato salad and corn bread. Corn bread is essentially sponge cake. I can’t understand why they think it goes well with pork.
Philly steak and cheese sandwich. Look at the calories on that.
Gumbo – but from the shores of Lake Michigan rather than New Orleans so of dubious authenticity.
Chicago deep-dish pizza. Basically, it’s not a pizza.
Huge NY deli sandwich – pastrami with a pickle. Its appearance delighted me more than its taste.
Frozen yoghurt. They charge by weight. That tub cost about $12.
Bagel with a shmear.
I should be on a big diet now, but there is so much nice British food to eat: Mum’s shepherd’s pie, full English breakfast, fish and chips, pie and mash, roast dinner. They’ve all been ticked off in the five days since my return.