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Small talk in America is a lot like small talk in Britain; it tends to center around sports and weather. So if you’re a sports fan moving to the U.S.
By Jon Langford | Posted on October 10th, 2014
New York City has long been a melting pot of gastronomic invention and reinvention. What follows is a list of some of the Big Apple’s signature dishes, both classic and modern.
By Jon Langford | Posted on October 3rd, 2014
It’s an oft-asked question, so let’s take a stroll through the vegetable patch while dueting on “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” and see if we can’t make some sense out of what’s growing in the soil.
By Jon Langford | Posted on September 23rd, 2014
The first time I heard an American say he was wearing a “wife-beater,” I was caught off guard. Sensing my apprehension, my new buddy, Sam, a skinny New Yorker with a silly moustache who had deployed the term, explained to me that ...
By Jon Langford | Posted on September 2nd, 2014
All expats have been there. I’m talking about that awkward moment when you drop an animal idiom into a conversation with an American only to be met by a confused face with improbably perfect teeth. “What?
By Jon Langford | Posted on August 12th, 2014
What better way to nurse our World Cup hangovers than with the giddy anticipation and eager optimism that every new Premier League season brings? Debate is already raging amongst fans: can Manchester City retain their title?
One of my favorite smells is American money. I don’t mean this in a pathological Scrooge McDuck-type way—it’s simply that I find the distinct whiff of an untouched dollar bill to be one of life’s most irresistible odors.
By Jon Langford | Posted on July 15th, 2014
Every British expat living in the U.S. has a constant yearning for some culinary pleasure they left back home.
By Jon Langford | Posted on June 11th, 2014
Always remember, dear reader, that one foodie’s weird is another foodie’s wonderful.
By Jon Langford | Posted on June 10th, 2014
As far as World Cup draws go, both England and the U.S. have been dealt tough hands. Here’s a team-by-team guide to the two nations’ groups: