2017-11-26 Shopping

Shopping is a cultural phenomenon if there ever was one. It is in the shopping behaviors that habits and typicalities of people are brought forward. What do they buy, where and how? Sometimes I have to say it is striking how super markets or stores or malls, especially the newer built ones, look the same […]

2017-05-28 Clearing the table

You ever noticed how it is so different between different countries how the tables are cleared in restaurants? Specifically I mean the timing as to when the table is cleared. I really gotta say that adding it up it has got to be some cultural meaning to it with far greater symbolism than actually just taking empty […]

2017-04-23 Going out for lunch

Everywhere and always I see people going out for lunch. And sometimes even more so, I hear them talking about going out for lunch. I’ve honestly never understood the concept. Sure, at mid day some kind of nutrition is needed otherwise for sure there is no way to survive a day, no matter if it is […]

2017-02-19 Food

Food is most definitely different in different countries, it is even sometimes different within a country. In any case food is a definite differentiator between cultures. And along those lines, food is quite different here in Portugal than from how it is in Sweden. In Portugal, lunch is not rarely three course. And I’m not talking about […]

2017-01-15 Sugar

I’ve been thinking about sugar since we came here. Like, a lot. Which is very easy since sugar is everywhere around. It seems the “sugar trap awakening” that happened in Sweden a couple of years ago, and is I think still happening, simply is not on the agenda here. It is like there´s a huge gap […]