September 27, 2014
Thanks so much, Rachel. Remind me to not accept any more of your interesting things to try in the future. Errrggghh.
No, but really, this was fun to try. I don’t mind that it wasn’t great. At least I can say I tried freeze dried corn! The experience is less for the taste than for the story. Like Mountain Dew chips. I like being able to say “I ate Mountain Dew chips and it was horrendous!” and then tell people how I tricked friends into having them as well, more than I liked the chips themselves. That’s why I try to encourage people to not be afraid of trying new food when they travel. So what if it’s weird? So what if it’s the worst thing you ever ate? So what if you had explosive poos for the next few days. Isn’t that a great story to tell? The immediate food experience isn’t as important as the secondary one, when you tell your family about the fun you had with it.
Ok, I’m gonna stop now. I’m trying to write something interesting about freeze dried corn, which was not interesting. Not tasty at all for us. Will not eat again. But I can at least remember hanging out with Rachel when I think about this food. Thanks Rachel: I’ll forever remember your association with bad foods :)
Ooh! I finally thought about something interesting! When we were on our road trip, we brought a bunch of freeze dried vegetables with us for the car ride, because we were trying to be healthy. Freeze dried broccoli, beans, and okra. Orka? How do you pronounce okra? Is it like Oprah? I never had to say the word out loud, except for my asking other people how to pronounce it. Anyways, we had lots of that stuff in the car on our road trip and it was great! So much better than regular chips. I wouldn’t add corn to that list, though. Dried beans, though? Damn delicious!