As I transition into my American posts, I figure an appropriate entry would be to tell you about Rachel’s gallant quest to eat pizza in every country we visited. Failing at this attempt ONLY in the one country of Belgium, Rachel blew us all away as she ordered pizza after pizza instead of trying a traditional cuisine from each country. Despite revealing herself to be the typical picky American eater, she did impress us by exhibiting proper European table manners, deftly slicing and stabbing her salami pizzas with a fork and knife.
Rachel’s favorite pizza was from Paris, France. Her least favorite was from Girona, Spain. The most challenging part about this quest was the lack of anything actually called a “pepperoni” in Europe. There was salami, which was the closest thing, but to Rachel’s chagrin, she did discover that pepperoncini is actually a pepper, not a pepperoni.
It should be added that Amanda tried chocolate in every single country we traveled. It’s a tough job, but someone had to do it.