On one particularly tough expedition in Chile we were living on almost exactly the same food every day for 3 months. Porridge for B'Fast, Army ration Biscuit browns for lunch, and Bean Feast (Soya Mince) with rice or pasta for dinner. With the occasional chocolate bar and some horrible high energy oat bars. The one food that I missed the most was BREAD. Some people think its rather odd to miss such a simple thing but I really did.
What things have you really missed when you were away because you couldn't take it with you? (food or othewise)
foodwise, that must be fruit; as soon as I go hiking for more than a week (which I haven't done in years), I start to get this craving for oranges, maracuya, pineapple, whatever...
as for items, I never take music with me, but if I'm away for a really long time, I occasionally miss my cd collection.
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In Japan/Korea/China, Cheese is a big one. Dairy in general to a point, but especially Cheese. There is actually a webiste somewhere which shows which chinese stores have what cheese at any time, and i met more than one person who would use a weekend (plus a day) and travel sometimes 24hours just to go and buy cheese before going home....
I have the bread cravings in the past as well, but normally you can get at least an equivalent somewhere alongthe line so iyt's not so bad. Generally my food cravings are for bizare things - I spent about 8months desperately craving Cevapicci, a kind of Bosnian sausage - when in Asia. And have just ended a long battle to get some Hellmans mayonnaise shipped to me (it counts as a flippin gel/liquid by customs, so 3 people who tried to bring some to me had it confiscated!).
I miss my piano. Acutely.
Foodwise, I definitely miss my mum's cooking. And Kerrygold butter. The butter anywhere else just isnt the same. NZ butter comes a close second.
Don't ask why but when away from civilization (climbing trip, hiking, etc)....I get huge cravings fro purple Gatorade. No idea why since I hardly ever drink the stuff...one of those weird quirks I guess.
This is going to be kind of childish but Sour Patch Kids are what I miss the most. I just can't seem to find them anywhere outside the US
Whenever I travel, what I miss most are my fave big pillows! When I was a kid I can't sleep without them. It's a good thing that now I only miss them when I am away from home. Too bad, though, because I can't bring them with me.
Spuds - Proper Irish spuds - nowhere like home can produce them the same! That and a proper Sunday dinner - roast beef, carrots, parsnips, mash, roasties, gravy (proper gravy made with the juices of the beef) and yorkshire puds - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm - usually made by my boyfriends mum too she makes such an ace Sunday dinner!
In terms of food - I know I really missed being able to get satay sauce whilst in the USA... it seems all the NY's I spoke to had no idea what satay was?!?