What foods make you feel at home? a particular snack? your own tea? Keith and I had been taking an 8-hour bus ride from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Dallas, Texas. I was feeling out of my element. The snack racks in the store at the rest stop featured cracklings in different flavors, pork rinds, and mini sweet potato pies.
Then, behind a pot selling boiled peanuts, I saw it. There was the coffee Dutchmen slip into their suitcases and travel trailers so they can have a taste of home far from home: Douwe Egberts (DOW-e EGG-berts). I couldn't believe my eyes! I had to run back to the bus to tell Keith about it. And then I ran back in to buy a cup to go.