My summer in food

When someone asks you how your summer went, what’s an appropriate response – especially if you can’t bear the smalltalk, repeating the same phrase over and over, the same half a laugh with the same halfhearted joke wishing it could be longer?

Tell them about what really mattered: the food. My summer was in ways exciting, in ways monotonous, in ways depressing but sometimes eye-opening and enlightening. Because I’m still trying to figure out for myself what this summer meant to me, here are simply some things I ate – from May to August 2016.

Tomato juice and pretzels over backgammon – Paris, France
Tomato juice and pretzels over backgammon – Paris, France
Jet legged breakfast: fruit, bread, hummus – Paris, France
Jet-lagged breakfast: fruit, bread, hummus – Paris, France
Custard and coffee – Paris, France
Custard and coffee – Paris, France
Custard-filled heart pastry – Viken, Sweden
Custard-filled heart pastry – Viken, Sweden
Birthday carrot cake and iced tea – Paris, France
Birthday carrot cake and iced tea – Paris, France
Eggs, salmon on baguette, nectarines – Paris, France
Eggs, salmon and avocado on baguette, nectarines, grapefruit juice – Paris, France
Greek salad lunchbox – Paris, France
Greek salad lunchbox – Paris, France
Päron ice cream – Viken, Sweden
Päron ice cream – Viken, Sweden
Bilar Swedish candy – Viken, Sweden
Bilar Swedish candy – Viken, Sweden
Berries and toast – Viken, Sweden
Berries and toast – Viken, Sweden
Lebanese mezze – Paris, France
Lebanese mezze – Paris, France
Daily special at Le Grenier de Notre Dame – Paris, France
Daily special at Le Grenier de Notre Dame – Paris, France
Salad, bread, hummus, juice – Paris, France
Salad, bread, hummus, juice – Paris, France
Kimchi – Paris, France
Kimchi and beer – Paris, France
Muesli and berries – Paris, France
Muesli and berries – Paris, France
Cheese crepe – Paris, France
Cheese crepe – Paris, France
Spicy ramen – Paris, France
Spicy ramen – Paris, France
Sunday breakfast feast – Paris, France
Sunday breakfast feast – Paris, France
Ethiopian dinner special – Paris, France
Ethiopian dinner special – Paris, France

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