Travel Challenge: Food

In response to Ailsa’s challenge this week, please find my photo from Seville, Spain. It’s a replica of La Giralda… made entirely of SUGAR!

That’s an insane amount of azúcar right there!

Okay, now that’s out of the way we can talk about something we might actually eat. Whenever someone asks me what Maryland is known for, I kind of have to respond with two answers: Football & Old Bay.

It’s difficult to explain exactly what eating Old Bay is like. Or to convey the sheer amount used in food locally. It’s a salty mixture of different spices and used primarily on seafood, but I’ve seen it used on french fries. We even use Old Bay to rim our bloody marys around here. See for yourself. It’s kind of a big deal.

This is basically the Holy Grail of Old Bay usage. Crabs steamed with so much Old Bay that it makes your eyes water and your fingers burn.

Old Bay Galore

We even have an Old Bay parking garage

14 Replies to “Travel Challenge: Food”

  1. The Retiring Sort

    A lot of sugar – but beautifully presented! I have a recipe for cooking frozen shrimp – you rinse and throw them into boiling beer spiced with Old Bay and simmer until done – the liquor that result is great over pasta!!

    • eludingennui

      It was pretty crazy. I can’t even imagine how much work that must have took!

      Hmmm how to describe Old Bay….someone else might be able to help me out here…but it’s very salty and has a strong smell. This is what is inside according to wiki: ” The seasoning mix includes mustard, paprika, celery seed, bay leaf, both black and red pepper, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom,
      salt, mace and ginger.”

  2. ailsapm

    Wow, that’s a pretty incredible sugar sculpture, instant toothache and I feel diabetes coming on just looking at it. I am now resolved to try Old Bay – anything that has its own parking garage warrants a try! 🙂

  3. Vilma Kauzlarich

    I adore exploring new cities as well it is very difficult to get enough traveling to differnt places. I crave to enjoy all that this phenominal earth has to offer. The very starnge customs is my favortie part of checking out the world.


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