Author Archives: Kevin Wicks

Brits in America: Which U.S. Sport Is For You?

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.

10 Signature New York City Dishes and Where to Find Them

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.

7 Veggies with Different Names in Britain and America

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.

British/American Clothing Confusion: Wearing a Fanny Pack Around Your Pants

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 ...

7 British Animal Idioms That Will Baffle Americans

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?

2014-15 Premier League Preview: A Team-By-Team Analysis

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?

What Brits Likely Don’t Know About American Money

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.

10 Desserts That Brits Miss When They Leave the U.K.

Every British expat living in the U.S. has a constant yearning for some culinary pleasure they left back home.

10 British Flavors Americans Will Never Widely Appreciate

Always remember, dear reader, that one foodie’s weird is another foodie’s wonderful.

Preview: How Will England, U.S.A. Fare in Their World Cup Groups?

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: