What will we eat?

Sorry it's been a while since you've have heard from us, but we've been extremely busy getting ready for our soon-to-begin trip.

After reading Tim Wu's hilarious, cringe-worthy article at Slate about the "culinary horrors of Mongolia," we were curious what us two pescatarians will eat in the meat-loving countries of Central Asia, so on the latest episode of my podcast, we take a field trip to Cheburechnaya — an Uzbeki restaurant in Queens, NY — to find out.

 
 
 
Israeli salad at Cheburechnaya

Israeli salad at Cheburechnaya

mushroom and cabbage chebureki

mushroom and cabbage chebureki

 

We also fill you in on some of the many things we’ve been up to since the last episode, like sorting out our many vaccinations and visas...

 
 

...and taking a class to learn emergency first aid.

 
 

I've been trying to produce this podcast in real-time, while we're in the midst of making final preparations for our journey, but it's proven a bit hard to find time with everything else going on, so thanks for bearing with me!

I actually arrived in the U.K. a couple of weeks ago, and we plan to start driving this Sunday. I'll have lots more updates on the next episode, but in the meantime, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest.

Scott

p.s. Remember that our charity fundraising campaign is still going on, so if you'd like to pitch in or make a small donation to help defray our travel expenses, you can do so on the support page of our website. Thanks to everyone who's given so far!