I am currently 35,000 feet in the air crossing the Atlantic ocean, on my way to Germany for an extended stay. Most of my trips to Germany are short–just one to two weeks in length–but this time I will be staying longer. While I can normally get by a week or two without my comfort food, this time I am coming prepared, with a special “food” bag that contains one of my favorite comfort food items…
Yes, beans. Good luck finding quality refried beans in Germany that don’t go for less than 3€/can. I love Mexican food and would eat it every single day if I could…actually I do eat it almost every single day. But good Mexican restaurants in Alemania? Nein, danke. They aren’t there.
So I come prepared–plenty of beans and salsa in my bag, leaving just cheese, tortillas, and eggs to make my tostadas or huevos rancheros. FYI, Germany does have good eggs and cheese.
Hopefully I don’t get flagged by customs. I am not trying to sell these!
What is your comfort food when living abroad?