Some people think Indiantown is a sleepy little town where nothing interesting happens. For the most part, they're right. It has one main road and a handful of shops, people ride their bikes everywhere, and the nice folks at the library will look after a lost dog until its owner comes to take him home.
It's sleepy in a good kind of way. Interesting, not so much. Unless you think listening to boat owners at the marina scream in horror when they find out exactly how much it's going to cost to fix their boat is interesting. I'd call that depressing, not interesting. Or maybe even routine, because I'd be hard-pressed to find a boat owner who hasn't screamed in horror at the cost of boat ownership.
But something interesting did happen in Indiantown recently. And not just one thing, but two things. I tried fish tacos and experienced my first low country boil for the first time ever. How did I get to be so old without ever having had fish tacos or a low country boil?
The low country boil was fascinating. It reminded me of that old stone soup folktale where a couple of hungry strangers put a stone in a pot of boiling water and con local villagers into adding stuff to give the soup flavor.
Except, in this case, there weren't any conmen, just a bunch of boat owners chucking sausage, shrimp, fish, potatoes, brussels sprouts, onion, corn, and some old bay seasoning into a couple of pots and bringing it all to a boil on the grill. The end result was delicious.
The next week, we decided to get together for fish tacos. Another delicious meal. So delicious, in fact, that we got together for lunch the following day to finish off the leftovers.
All of these interesting food encounters got me thinking that I should put together a bucket list of foods I want to try on our travels. Grasshoppers in Mexico? Guinea pig in Peru? Arepas in Colombia? Bunny chow in South Africa? So many possibilities. So little time.
What's one food/dish you'd like to try? What do you think I should put on my food bucket list?
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