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Cooking "Passport."

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Printed Date: 25 April 2019 at 14:07

Topic: Cooking "Passport."
Posted By: Melissa Mead
Subject: Cooking "Passport."
Date 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.")

Melissa -

Posted By: TasunkaWitko
Date Posted: 17 October 2018 at 13:24
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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Posted By: Melissa Mead
Date Posted: 17 October 2018 at 17:07
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. :) )

Melissa -

Posted By: pitrow
Date Posted: 18 October 2018 at 09:41
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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Posted By: HistoricFoodie
Date Posted: 18 October 2018 at 12:02
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. 

But we hae meat and we can eat
And sae the Lord be thanket

Posted By: Margi Cintrano
Date Posted: 18 October 2018 at 15:59
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 )  

Gourmet´s Choice - Time Out In Spain ...

WEBSITE: / Beyond Taste, Oltre il Gusto ..

Posted By: Melissa Mead
Date Posted: 19 October 2018 at 13:46
I haven't actually gone many places, but I'm having fun with the cooking.

Melissa -

Posted By: Margi Cintrano
Date Posted: 19 October 2018 at 17:08
Great post Melissa .. 

Gourmet´s Choice - Time Out In Spain ...

WEBSITE: / Beyond Taste, Oltre il Gusto ..

Posted By: Melissa Mead
Date Posted: 27 October 2018 at 16:41

Melissa -

Posted By: Melissa Mead
Date Posted: 27 October 2018 at 16:44
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. 

Melissa -

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