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    Posted: 14 October 2018 at 17:55
This forum has been one of the things that's really helped me get better at cooking over the past few years, especially as far as trying to make food from other countries goes. Yesterday, I decided to make an actual list of countries I've "visited." Here it is:

Cooking Passport

 

Country                      A dish I've made


Brazil                       Pao de Quejo

China                        Egg Flower Soup

Cuba                         Pernil   

Denmark                      Frikadeller

France                       Chocolate truffles

Germany                      Barley soup

Greece                       Avgolemono

Hungary                      Paprika Hendl

India                        Madras lentils

Ireland                      Colcannon

Italy                        Risotto  

Japan                        Tempura chicken

Mexico                       Ropa Vieja

Morocco                      Chicken + chickpea stew

Niger                        Peanut Chicken

Peru                         Empanadas

Poland                       Cabbage roll stew

Senegal*  In HS, I helped make banana cake + peanut ice cream for a French class project. I may have stirred something. :)

Spain                        Moros y Cristianos

Sweden                       Swedish Meatballs

Switzerland                  Raclette

U.S                          Meat Loaf

U.S, Cajun                   Gumbo

U.S, Mexican-American        Refried beans

 

Thanks for the encouragement!

Note: They didn't necessarily come out WELL, and weren't always authentic, but they were all at least edible. (Although the ropa vieja and paprika hendl, early efforts, kinda pushed the limits of "edible.")

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This is a great idea, Melissa - thanks for sharing your culinary travels!

Hopefully, you can add to the list during the coming year ~ I certainly intend to do so.

Anyone else? Where have you gone?
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Here's what I plan to add so far:
Philippine lumpia, Welsh potato + leek soup, Scottish Cock-a-leekie soup, Portuguese Caldo Verde. (Yes, that's a lot of soups. I like making soup in winter. :) )
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Boy, I'd have to wrack my brain to see if I could come up with something other than American, Dutch, German or Americanized versions of chinese and mexican. I'll see what I can do. And hopefully expand that list a little in the coming year. 
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Nice global-hopping, Melissa.

I'd like to do more exploring of Latin America. And Persia is on my list for sure, in the coming year. After that? Well, we'll see. 
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Wow .. Lovely idea for a thread ..

I would have to write a book on my journies across the globe and my profound love  of the Mediterranean .. 

To start off in Europe, I have been to almost every capital city in all the autonomous regions or provinces of  France, Greece ( out of 2.000 Islands, I have been to nearly 50 ),  Italy, Portugal and Spain ..   

I have been to Romania, Sweden,  Norway,  Denmark,  Holland, The Czek Republic,  Belgium,  Scotland,  London, England ( Cambridge and Oxford),   Switzerland,  Austria,  Germany,        
Turkey,  Buda and Pest, Hungary ..   

I lived in Italy 5 years,  Spain 25 years so of course I have prepared uncountable dishes from the two ..


I spent 1 year and  5 months in Marseille and have travelled through most of the autonomous regions ..  

Many of my récipes are on FOTW with an introduction  and all have been prepared by me over the years ..  

I studied in both Montreal from age new born to 14,  and  then went to High School and  University in Manhattan. 

I have never lived any where else in North America however, have travelled through New England, Wash D.C.   and Virginia and North Carolina ..  San  Francisco is most memorable ..  

Mexico,  South America as well and numerous  Caribe Islands,  Costa Rica, and  Panama .. 

Asia:  Hong Kong and Tokyo and Kyoto  ..  

Africa:  Morocco ..    ( it is quite close to Cadiz,  Andalusia )  
 

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I haven't actually gone many places, but I'm having fun with the cooking.
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Great post Melissa .. 


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I just realized- does making my homemade condensed-milk ice cream in ube flavor count as Philippine cooking? It's an ingredient in halo-halo, IIRC. 
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Added South Korean Pajeon. Kenyan Irio, Tanzanian (among other places) Ugali, and Senegalese Chicken Yassa this week.
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For somebody who professes to be a poor cook and unadventurous you're doing one heck of a job, Melissa.  And I'm glad to see you reviving this thread.

Of course, it's a little disappointing that other members haven't similarly shared their culinary travels.  I had high hopes when you started this.  But, what can you do?

On the other hand, after thinking about it for a number of years, I started researching Persian food. Just the act of writing it down as a goal finally prompted me to get on that horse.  So, for me, personally, something good certainly resulted.

You rock, girl!


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Within the last two weekends, I posted the following light récipes:

1) ITALY -  Zabaglione Vin Santo -  a renowned dessert with a sweet Marsala, or Vin Santo.

2) MIDDLE EAST -  Orange, Almond Couscous Salad which is absolutely lovely .. 

3) FRANCE -  Jacques Pepin and Julia Child´s  French Potato Salad .. An amazing versión of an age old salad .. 

Have a lovely summer Melissa.  Hope all is well .. 

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Melissa, 

You are welcome.  

Have a wonderful summer and all our best wishes from 
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