Meal #5: Dinner

Kebab stand, Oxford, UK

Lamb doner kebab with raw onion, cabbage, and chili sauce, all in a warm pita.  I ate this one out of my lap on a bench in a tiny square.  The lamb doner was balanced nicely with the freshness of the raw veg, and the spicyness of the chili sauce.  For only £3, it was a pretty decent take away meal.

Meal #4: Lunch

The King's Arms, Oxford, UK

Fish and chips, a small mixed greens salad.  For my first ever fish and chips in England, this one was pretty good.  The fish was flaky and perfectly cooked inside it’s crunchy shell of fried batter.  The chips were not so good, a little dry.  But the tarter sauce was home made and awesome.  The salad was a nice touch of freshness on a plate otherwise piled high with friedness.

Meal #3: Lunch

Sainsbury's grocery store, Oxford, UK

King prawn (shrimp) and rocket (arugula) sandwhich, apple juice to drink.  For a premade sandwhich coming out of a grocery store, this one was not half bad.  It was a kind of prawn salad like tuna salad, it had onions and celery, and mayonnaise.  Where we would say salad, they just call it a “prawn mayonnaise.”  Where in America can we get a premade grocery store sandwhich with shrimp and arugula on it?

A loss of data.

I am on day 6 of my adventure in Europe and I am finally drafting my first post.  Well, not exactly.

The goal of this blog was to photographically document every meal that I will consume in Europe.  I began my trip fully commited to this plan.  I photographed my first meal, airplane food, and described it with wit and vigur.  I even photographed and drafted a description for my second meal on the plane, as well as snack in Dublin, my first dinner here at Oriel College, and even my first breakfast.  So where are these awesome posts?  Well… long story short, I lost some data.  Those memories are gone forever. Alas, to travel.

Upset by my losses, I have since been less vigil, and as such, I’ve forgotten to document a couple meals.  I am newly confident that I can still have a great result from this project.  So, here comes meal number “one.”