Imagine being able to taste the foods of such diverse countries like Bolivia, Finland and Oman in one month and not have to spend a dime on a plane ticket or a hotel room? Well I just did that last month. With my fellow Blogging Marathon participants, we picked a country beginning with each letter of the alphabet for 26 days last month. The one challenge was X. Since there are no countries that begin with X, we picked a city that began with that letter.
This was such an educational journey for me. Since history is my other favorite subject other than cooking, it was so interesting to learn about the history and cuisine of so many different countries, many never before explored by me…like Croatia and Greenland. I also discovered countries I never knew existed like Reunion Island…a French island in the Indian Ocean.
As the weather is starting to cool, this is a great guide to discover some new soups for the winter. I ended up doing a bunch of soups and hearty stews…anyway enough of the intro..let’s take a look back at the recipes I presented last month…so if you want to bring an International twist to your holiday dinners this year…here are some ideas!!!
Argentinian Lime Alfajores…Dulce de Leche Cookies
Bolivian Cunape…Tea Time snack
Croatian Paprenjaci…Black Pepper Cookies
Dominican Republic Habichuela con Dulce…Red Bean Pudding
Finland Pinaattiletut…Spinach Pancakes
Greenland Kalaallit Kaagiat…Sweet Bread
Honduran Torta de Platano…Cheese & Bean Stuffed Plantain snack
Jordanian Freekeh Soup…Chicken Green Wheat Soup
Korean Bindatteok…Mung Bean Pancakes
Laotian Chicken Noodle Soup…Curried Chicken Noodle Soup
Omani Bamia Stew…Okra Goat Stew
Quatari Balaleet…Vermicelli Omelette Breakfast
Spanish Basque Chicken…Stewed Chicken
Tanzanian Coconut Milk Black Eyed Pea Soup
Uruguayan Pasta Caruso…Pasta with Ham & Mushrooms in a rich cream sauce
Vietnamese Che Dau Xanh…Mung Bean Pudding
Welsh Glamorgan…Vegetarian Breakfast Sausage
Xavantina, Brazil Cuca de Banana…Banana Crumb Cake
Zimbabwe Nhopi…Pumpkin Cornmeal Porridge
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