Peanut Butter, Cupcakes, And Cronuts

 In Study In The USA

There are some flavors unique to certain cultures.  You probably missed the flavors of home when you first arrived in the US to study ESL abroad, and now that you’re home in your native country you’re missing some of the flavors unique to the US. 

Lobster rolls in Boston; conch fritters in Florida; peach pie in Georgia; sourdough bread in San Francisco—the cuisine of the US varies by region, but there are some staples on American college campus’, foods that are exclusive to the US.  Peanut butter, Kraft macaroni and cheese, froyo, cronuts, and girl scout cookies to name a few.

Missing Newly Discovered Tastes

Your scale communicated pretty clearly that there were flavors your taste buds approved of while you were studying in the US.  Hopefully you branched out from the Doritos Locos tacos, and tried some of the fruits that are more accessible in the US than other parts of the world.  Blueberries, raspberries, prickly pears, and apples are delicious whole fruits that also make tasty jams, candies, pies, and juices.

But of course, what America is famous for is fast food, and convenience food.  Two things you, no doubt tried while studying here.  Hamburgers, fried chicken, barbecue, and versions of Chinese and Mexican foods—or deliciously unique takes on Chinese and Mexican foods.  Donuts, cupcakes, and cronuts are sweet crazes sweeping the US.  Yeah, there are fads in foods in America too, further ensuring that you won’t find the taste obsessions you developed during ESL study in the US!

Now that you’ve returned home you’ll miss the foods that made up part of your ESL abroad experience.  A big part of travel is trying new foods, and discovering new flavors.  Your time studying English in the US was filled with new, exciting experiences, and the tastes that you enjoyed will forever underscore these memories.

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