On this trip to Japan, I don’t have access to farmers I know who sell meat from pasture raised animals or a kitchen so I had to rely on some affordable easy accessible packaged goods. I wasn’t going to make a bunch of food and bring it with me only to have TSA take it away from me.
Even though Oktoberfest doesn't actually happen DURING October (no, not even in Germany!), it's a great way to ring in the new season and the harvest. Many of Ottawa's (and the region's) best restaurants get together and show their stuff.