[31 Days] Day 7 Taste

It’s Day 7 of the 31 Days in the Life of a TCK series! Welcome! You can find more info on the series here.

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You haven’t lived in a country until you have tasted its food. 
It shows you how people eat, cook and live.

When we used to go out in Uganda I normally ordered posho. 
People would look at me, it was the food of the poor. But I just loved that white tasteless bloc of maize meal.

Until today food is one of the main things that sets off my memories of Uganda. 

The smell of pineapple, the taste of fresh mango. 
The feeling of rice and beans in your fingers, the ground nut sauce. 
And no matter how hard I try I just can’t get the taste right in my own kitchen.



South Africa wouldn’t be the same without its legendary braais. 

Fire at the beach, boere wors, tons of meat, and amazing people. No better way to celebrate Christmas.:)


In the midst of fast food madness the US has some great things to offer. 
Like a bagel for breakfast or some biscuits for brinner (yes, Americans sometimes have breakfast for dinner). 
Like the thanksgiving richness or Christmas deliciousness. 
I am so grateful for wonderful friends who let me tag along for these experiences!


What are your favorite recipes from around the world? 
Please share so we can all satisfy our food cravings! 🙂

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People Lover. Writer.

4 thoughts on “[31 Days] Day 7 Taste”

  1. Hey fellow TCK! I was bopping around the 31 Days website while one of the babies was sleeping on my lap this afternoon, and found your site! I totally agree with you about food triggering specific places for us. I made Indonesian instant noodles for lunch and I was home, just for 20 minutes. 🙂 I just wish that I could replicate home with other things…Indonesian grilled rice cakes with coconut and beans are at the top of my list right now.

  2. Hey, Katha! I love you post. You are in the right. Nothing evokes better a certain place or a memory like something you felt tasting or smelling.
    My fav recipes are the mediterranean ones. I never tasted a better pizza or pasta or even ice cream than the ones in Italy.
    Lovely post, really. Cheers! 🙂

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