USA (October - November, 2003)
I was surprised to find the food in restaurants and supermarkets to be quite different from Aussie food. There is very little correlation, so each dining or shopping expedition is a learning experience.
At Sayler's steakhouse, you can order a 72oz steak. If you can eat it with all the trimmings in an hour, you get it for free! Many have tried.
The geoduck (pronounced "gooey duck") is the weirdest type of clam I have ever seen!
There are many candy stores in the shopping malls. Most of it is unfamiliar to Aussies, but I have made an effort to taste many of the different types!