WICE staff member, Joyce Rubin, shares a similar sentiment: "As exciting as it is living in a foreign city, there are certain American and English foods that I miss and want to eat all the time. Like pancakes, buffalo wings, cheese covered potato wedges, Indian curries from England, etc. I think this miss/crave of a culture is something that is part of you that will never change so it is important to find how to overcome these misses/cravings when they are not easily accessible."
Some people, especially fussy eaters, find it particularly difficult to adapt to living in a different country without their favorite foods from back home. Fortunately France has an abundance of exquisite delicious foods, so adopting French foods as your own is usually not a difficult task.
However, old eating habits are hard to break and regardless of the endless supply of mouth-watering buttered croissants, sometimes you just have to have your old faithfuls from back home. To satisfy these cravings, some people resort to traveling mules to fill their luggage with grocery list goodies. Visiting family and friends wind up not having enough space for their own clothes, as cupcake frosting and favorite salad dressings weigh bags to their 23 kilo limit.
But there’s got to be an easier way.