My first visit to America in the mid-1990s was a year-long experience that left me overwhelmed. It was a completely different world, with huge houses, wide streets, and spacious host families. The topic of food was also a big part of my experience, with staging happening in diners and posh steak restaurants. Even yogurt couldn’t just be yogurt – everything was low cal, low carb, or fat-free. I gained 25 extra kilos from all the food experiences.
Eating out, picking up, and having food delivered became the daily norm in America at that time. Food was ordered in excessive amounts, taken away in special packaging, and the staff at local eateries scored points with personality and ideas. This new approach to food service was something I hadn’t experienced before.
In recent years, there has been a shift towards prioritizing food and dining experiences over traditional business topics such as stock market news and global logistics. Eating out, picking up