For those of you who don’t know, I love food.
Like almost have an unhealthy obsession with food. I’m not a snob, I’ll eat pretty much anything someone puts in front of me good, bad or weird (Crunchy soup in Cambodia)
The bad part about my food obsession is that when I’m around a lot of delicious food, I eat a plethora of it. Such as that one time in Sicily I ate my way to an extra 10 pounds…. (Ok, you caught me… 11 pounds). This just means I need to keep up on my crazy active adventures to keep me healthy but it still can be annoying when your clothes don’t fit. And not food baby, need to unbutton my pants, fit but I have to wear my stretchy yoga pants all the time because my jeans don’t fit, fit. Ha!
I thought Sicily was bad, and then I was introduced to Costa Brava. Oh Costa Brava. How I love you. While this won’t turn into another love letter to a country, this is a warning to all who dare to visit this region of Spain and try their food. YOU’LL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE! It’s dangerous. I was planning on spending about 2 weeks total in Costa Brava. Next thing I knew, it had been four weeks and I had to run away to Andorra to escape the highly addictive food.
We won’t get into the numbers and how much I gained because it makes me slightly sad to think about it. I guess I’ll just have to run up a few more mountains and bike around a few more cities. Oh darn, the life of a Travel Blogger.
To help you escape from this unhealthy addiction when you visit Costa Brava, I have compiled a photo essay of the foods you must STAY AWAY FROM.
And, if for some reason, you find yourself near these horrible foods…. I’ll take them off your hands. I’m just that good of a friend……Chocolate Cake. This was especially dangerous due to the fruit sauce. Stay away!
Pate with berries. You weren’t able to just have one, they tempted you to have multiple. No bueno!So dangerous I started eating anchovies. Anchovies!
Addicting enough I would eat whole animals…..
Octopus so amazing you’d finish the plate and then lick it clean. NOT GOOD!
Even the ‘healthy’ stuff made you want to eat until your stomach exploded. Eggplant….. mmmmmm……
Beef, it’s what’s for dinner. Apparently every night….. A whole huge steak…. All to myself….. ‘sigh’
And the best cheese in the world? What did you do to me, Costa Brava? I now crave goat cheese all day long.
I won’t even talk about their Iberian ham. It makes me cry it’s so delicious…… That’s a bad thing, right? Maybe…The cured meats still dance in my dreams.I tried blood sausage. Seriously? That’s how good the food is. Blood sausages.
They’ve managed to turn sardines in to beautiful works of edible art. This might be a form of witchcraft.
Enough commentary. Take note of the following dishes and call the authorities (Aka Me) and I’ll take them to a safe location and consume…. I mean…. dispose of them in the a safe manner.
Which dish looked the most dangerous to you? Have you ever encountered other dangerous food while traveling?