Wednesday, January 5, 2011

In my kitchen, I'll travel the world.

One area of my life that I haven't learned to love again after becoming a mom is cooking. I really like(d) to cook. But then the arrow came along, and once we cleared out our freezer of the meals we had stocked up and friends stopped bringing food by, the chore of getting dinner on the table each night has remained just that for me--a chore.

My mom is going to do WHAT?!
So in 2011, I'm going to try to get my cooking mojo back. And what better way than to go on a culinary adventure around the world, via my own pots and pans? I may not get to it every week, but I hope at least once a month to share a recipe and its connection to travel here with you. Warning: I'm no Emeril Lagasse--the only thing that goes BAM! in my kitchen is the arrow, banging on tupperware. So this won't exactly be gourmet, fancy stuff. I'm just hopeful that it will taste good.

I hope you'll help me along the way. Do you have a favorite recipe that best represents where you live? Share it with me! Have you tried a dish on a trip that you'd like to see me make? Let me know! (If not, I'll have to put you to work dicing up an onion or washing dishes. And no one wants to do that.) I'll be posting my kitchen adventures on Wednesdays as part of the Wanderfood Wednesdays link-up at Wanderlust and Lipstick. If you blog and want to join in the fun in your own virtual kitchen, let's meet there on Wednesdays, ok? I'd love to know what's cooking in your kitchen!


  1. I love this idea, and have a bunch of recipes I can share with you!! Will email you... happy 2011! Amy

  2. I totally know what you mean! I don't really enjoy cooking. It's particularly challenging since I end up making one meal for my husband and me, and another modified (or totally different) meal for my daughter. Good luck with your around-the-world cooking adventure!

  3. we cook globally almost every day. i involve my daughter (now 8), and it seems like a waste of time, esp when they are so small (1-2 yrs old), but it's worth it. she knows her way around the kitchen, and has great gourmet ideas. good luck this year!

  4. I would love to share some of our Southern favorites with you. I will gather up a few recipes and email them to you!

  5. Great idea! OK - parallel lives things happening again - I too have resolved to cook more this year! I started by making everything fresh for Euan but have been relying more and more on jars for him. No more! Or, not so much more... Looking forward to reading about what you're cooking.