If you’re anything like me, you may find yourself sitting in class on a brisk October afternoon wondering why there is not a cup of fresh apple cider in one of your hands and a warm, crispy apple cider doughnut in the other. In a time dominated by the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte, it has become a growing concern of mine that we have forgotten what the flawless season of fall is really all about: the apple cider doughnut. Thankfully, New England’s various local farms have graced the city of Boston, specifically Copley Square, providing seasonal produce and most notably, apple cider doughnuts that make you contemplate whether or not it would actually be a bad thing for everything you eat to be covered in cinnamon-sugar.
From the cronut to the kale craze, it seems that every week there is a new culinary trend to hop on to. The great thing about living in Boston is that it is such an innovative culinary landscape; there is always something new and exciting to try. One trend to take advantage of this fall is the pop-up shop. Pop-up shops are relatively new to the food scene and offer a one-of-a-kind experience for attendees.
The flight attendant announces, “We are preparing for landing,” over the intercom and I struggle to open eyelids weighing a hundred kilos. Fifteen minutes later, squinting into the sunlit airplane, I hear the soon to be familiar Irish phrase, “C’ead Mile Failte” or in English, “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes.” We touch down in Dublin, capital of the Emerald Isle. And I need a cup of coffee.