expanding your palate : world food
I've been spending the year taking a step back, sorting out what my next steps are, it's given me the opportunity to watch countless documentaries (Cooked by Michael Pollan is excellent) on food and read amazing cookbooks on cuisines from all over the world. Food is something we all have in common even if the ingredients look different.
In my travels I've found that some of the best way to get a good look at the culture is cozying up in a coffee shop or cafe and tasting the flavors of the city while observing the interactions of the locals.
We had a baby in 2015, moved across country for a new job and felt world travel was the last thing we could add to our list. We miss being pushed outside of our comfort zone, researching the best places to eat, shop, what is appropriate attire etc so we've decided to embark on a challenge to fill that cultural void for the time. Our family is choosing one country to cook from. I'm really excited to test new recipes, taste new flavors and learn more about the history of the country we choose. Cuba, Thailand, France, Venezuela! So many options it's hard to choose.
If you're interested in learning a little more about cooking from around the world check out a few of my favorites...