Friday, July 10, 2009

PEI food

There's good news, and less good news. The good news is that the food is local and wonderful -- nearly everything comes from local farms: berries that burst with summer, incredible seafood, fresh dairy, just-picked vegetables (great potatoes, I'm told.) The less good news is that the cooked restaurant food isn't suited to me (yes, I know, much food isn't.) Everything is larded is pork, swimming in butter and oil. I think the belief is that everything's better with a little more cheese on it. For simple, grilled food we're on our own. We bought a grill and had it delivered today -- where there's a grill, there's hope. And the drinking -- my oh my -- quite a lot of drinking. Decent local wine (our favorite comes in a box from a store that says it's a "magasin de alcools."

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