Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hello there everyone, sorry this is a bit late.

MKMW will be on a hiatus of sorts until January.  I know all of you must be busy with holiday preparations and traveling,  and I am heading off tonight for my holiday adventure in Spain and Portugal.  

It's been wonderful to get to know you all and virtually travel with you the past few months.  Have a wonderful holiday season, and I look forward to may more travels together in 2009!


Monday, December 15, 2008

Week 26- The Philippines!

Off to the Philippines this week!

Here's what wikipedia can tell us about their cuisine:

"Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries from its Malay roots to a cuisine of predominantly Spanish base, due to the many Mexican and Spanish dishes brought to the islands during the colonial period. It has also received influence from Arab, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and American cooking."

sounds good to me! 

Happy Travels,


P.S.  Look for a special itinerary next week to get us through the holiday season.  I don't think it's practical for us to "travel" over the next weeks considering how busy I'm sure we all will be.  

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Week 25 . . . France!

Bonjour mes amis!  This week we are going to France!  

Where will you visit?  A boulangerie in Paris?  A rustic meal in Provence?   Vacation cuisine from the cote d'azur?

Bon Voyage!

Please notice I've added a map that tracks where we've been in our travels together.  I think it'll be fun to update it and watch is cover the map!

Also, welcome our newest member, Jessica from Chubb

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Week 24 . . . Ethiopia!

This week we'll be traveling back to Africa with another of Elra's suggestions . . . Ethiopia! I am a big fan of this cuisine and while I don't know if I'll make my own injera this week (a soft bread made from teff) I will definietly be trying my hand ata a delicious wat (curry).

I find these churches carved into the rock so fascinating . . . 

Enjoy and Happy Travels!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Week 23 . . . Be Thankful

Hey folks,
This week is Thanksgiving in the United States. I know we don't all celebrate this holiday, but for those of us that do, this will be a busy week.  Before we hit the crazy rush of the holidays, let's take time out to pause and be thankful for all we have been blessed with.  

Thanksgiving is a very family-centric holiday, so I propose we share a dish that reminds us of our own family.  It may express your heritage or geographical region, or it may just be something that reminds you of home, wherever that may be.  (After all, if you want to truly experience a country through it's food, dine with a local family!)

For our non-american members, if there is a big national holiday that is closely associated with food, perhaps we can celebrate it through or travels- just let me know when and how we could do that!

Let's also welcome our newest member, Rosa of Cooking with Rosie!

Happy Travels, and Happy Thanksgiving!  


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Week 22 . . . IRAN!

Sorry for the late announcement folks! And look for my Puerto Rico post tomorrow!

This week, Elra of Elra's Cooking assisted me in selecting the theme country. She actually provided me with a great list and we will visit them all, but first, ladies and gentlemen, we are going to Iran, where we will eat without preconditions (I couldn't help myself)!

Elra tells us that this cuisine is "truly exotic with using a lot of fragrant spices, flowers, fruits, and fresh herbs."

I'm excited about this one and the others Elra has in store for us!

Happy Travels,


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Week Twentyone . . . Puerto Rico!!

We're going to Puerto Rico I know technically its a US territory, but I decided it deserves its own country.  I've never been there, but my stepmother is from there and she makes bangin' food.  (hi priscilla!)

Also, please welcome our 5 new members! Barefootster of Cooking Etcetera, Fitri from Mommy Nisa , Christine from Kits Chow and Carly from Live Laugh Grow 

We also have a non-blogging member, Monique

I've monitored the blogroll a bit, removing people who have not participated in quite some time.  If you want to re-join,  just let me know!

Let's get cooking!  Happy travels!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Week 20 . . . Ireland!

This week, Michelle from My Year to Get Skinny is taking us to Ireland, in memory of a great meal she had at Ballynahinch Castle.

So off to Ireland it is!  This will require some serious googling for me- the only thing I know of for sure is Guinness!!

Also,  please email me at itsmkmw@gmail.com if you would like to host.  I'm happy to create the itinerary on my own, but it's more fun this way!!


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Week Nineteen . . . . Germany


This Week, Roxanne of Roxanne's Road Rules is sending us to Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest was first held in Munich in 1810 in honor of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig. It attracts over 6 million people every year who consume 1.5 million gallons of beer, 200,000 pork sausages and 480,000 spit-roasted chickens during the annual 16-day beer festival.

Also, please officially welcome two new travelers:


Happy Travels!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Week Eighteen . . . Cambodia!!!

My first pick for our culinary travels together will be Cambodia.  I am a HUGE fan of Cambodian food.  My husband and I spent time there on our honeymoon and was surprisingly blown away by the tastyness of the food.  It is heavily influenced by both eastern and southern asian culinary traditions.  

On a side note, thank you to all who left me such kind words of welcome as the new moderator.  Let's keep this event going and lets help it grow together!  I'm looking forward to many delicious travels together!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hi Everyone!,

I'm Lauren, and I'll be the new moderator for My Kitchen My World.   I'm excited to get to know you all and to cook our way around the world!  

I am going to pick a country for next week, since it's almost next week.  If you want to select a country for us, send me an email at itsMKMW (at) gmail (dot) com.   I'll set us up a schedule. 

Can't wait!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Her Kitchen, Her World Now...

Hello Traveling Chefs!
As all of you know, I have been slacking in the MKMW hosting as of late. Truth is, I rarely get out of Baking GALS mode anymore- and as for cooking anything at all, much less from our country of the week - well, that just isn't happening.

I love this group. It was my first baby. But BabyMama's handing over the reigns for a bit. Luckily, Lauren of I'll Eat You has offered to step up and get the MKMW back on track. I still hope to cook along with everyone as I can, which I hope will be often, but getting the group taken care of is my higher priority...and over at Baking GALS with it's 700 members, they need a full time mother. I am it.

So please welcome your new fearless MKMW leader. She thinks I am on speed, but sadly, I am not. So until I am, listen to your new Mama!
Thanks Lauren!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Week Seventeen...Argentina

Here we come, South America! Teresa of I'm Running to Eat decided we should all head to Argentina this week...so have fun with it!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Week Sixteen...Morocco!

We're going to Africa, baby!!

Thanks to Judy for her unusual choice...can't wait to see your creations!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Week Fifteen...Ecuador

A big thanks to Shelby...we're going back to the South...Ecuador!

This one should keep us Googling, too!

ALSO, please welcome our three latest chefs...whom I have coompletely neglected because, well, because I suck.

Cecelia of Food Craze

Roxanne of Road Rules

and Stephanie of Fun Foods on a Budget

Sorry Ladies...I will try to be a better hostess. PLEASE go check out what they have been creating!! They have talent!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Week Fourteen..India!

Thanks Aunt Lolo of the Chow Review for choosing India! This is the second week in a row that I have NOT been to the country we are cooking...what's with that?!
Good luck to everyone!! Can't wait to see you dishes!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Week Thirteen...Lithuania

Oh Lord.

So I let Andrea of Nummy Kitchen choose this week. Lithuania? Didn't she read about how TIRED I am??

Okay, enough whining. It's all about learning, right? Experiencing something new. Google on, people! Lithuania is gonna be a dooooozie.

Oh, and welcome our newest live one - Lauren of I'll Eat You. Enjoy your first week!! hee hee.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Week Twelve...Indonesia

Thank you, Michelle of My Year to Get Skinny! After seeing all of the great Indonesian chefs in the kitchen, we are ALL cooking their cuisine!

See you Saturday the 13th! (remember we have an extra week when there is a holiday involved...)

Also, let's all welcome Susie of The Labelle Six Pack - she's new to blogging!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Week Eleven...England

Is it England? Is it Great Britain? Whatever it is, that's what we're cooking!!

(I've been there.)heehee.

Thanks to Megan of My Baking Adventures for choosing this week! I'm afraid this one might be tougher than we think!

And I swear to you, I am NOT rigging the choices. See you Saturday!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Members...

Welcome two more New Members!!
Pepy of http://indonesia-eats.blogspot.com

and Teresa of I'm Running to Eat!
Teresa has actually been participating for TWO WEEKS already, and I neglected her poor soul. I am a very slack host. I am so sorry, Teresa!!

Now, everyone look up from your Jerk Chicken and Say Hello to our new friends!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Week Ten...Jamaica

Oh Yeah, mon!

Laura of One Happy Hubbard has chosen the land of Reggae...Jamaica!

I cannot WAIT to get started on this one - I hope everyone will have fun with it!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Week Nine...Home

We are still in the Olympics, and what better way to show off our patriotism? Make something from our own country! It may be harder than you think! England, USA, Indonesia...hmmmm?
As an added bonus, if you'd like to make a dish from the country of your favorite Olympic athelete, go right ahead! Let us know who it is and why...maybe we'll all learn a little something this week!
Next week we'll get back into rotation - so stay tuned to see what we'll be cooking up next!

Great looking Chinese food by the way...I was SO impressed!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Week Eight...China

What a coincidence!! The Olympics start on 8.8.8 and here we are on Week 8!!

I hope everyone is ready for this Saturdays Chinese Cuisine post - I am getting all my ingredients together for a nice meal inspired by the Olympic Games...and I can't wait to see what everyone else is doing!!

Also, everyone welcome our newest member...

We are thrilled to have you!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

More New Members...

Yeah! Sorry I haven't gotten you welcomed before now, but it's been SUPER busy over at Operation Baking GALS!
I am so excited to have all of you join us...it's a trip!

Welcome now...
Becke, the Columbus Foodie
Shelby, from the Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch
Sefa, from Food is Love
and Linares, from Galery Food

Glad you're here!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Week Seven...Mexico

Thanks to Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies for choosing a Fiesta of a good time!! Viva la Mexico!! Posts are going to be next Saturday, August 2nd (August already!?)

Have you seen all of the Greek Food lately?? Check it out if you haven't!!

Also, be thinking ahead to August 9, as we will be cooking Chinese cuisine in a tribute to the Olympic Games!! Get creative!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Members...wow!

4 more people at the party!! We're taking over the internet, people! (well, maybe not quite DB status, yet, but maybe someday!)
Welcome to:
Dwiana of dwianakitchen.blogspot.com
Michelle of myyeartogetskinny.blogspot.com
Andrea of nummykitchen.blogspot.com/
and Megan (the Mint Grower, NOT!!) of mybakingadventures.com

Wecome Welcome!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Week Six...Greece

This week we will be toga wearing chefs (well, maybe not) cooking a nice Grecian dinner!!

Thanks to Karen for choosing this challenging country - it should be a tasty good time!!

Great job everyone on the scrumptious looking Italian dinners - everything looked so fantastic!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Members...

Woot Woot! Another joiner!! Everyone put their pots and pans down and welcome Laura of www.onehappyhubbard.com!!
Glad to have you, Laura!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

New members...

Two new cooks in the worldwide kitchen!!

Please welcome Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies... and Aunt Lolo of The Chow Review to the MKMW experience!

Welcome aboard ladies!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Week Five...Italy

Bon Giorno, MKMW Travelers!! This week we are setting sail for the "Boot" of Europe...Italia!! This is one challenge I am SO up for, as we love going to Italy as often as we can. I see a full meal in the forecast, and I hope everyone else will be as excited about it as I am!! Posting date is this Saturday, July 19...See you then!
Buon Appetito!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Members...

We have yet another globe trotting cook in the kitchen...this time its Karen of http://somethingsweetbykaren.wordpress.com

She'll be joining us starting next week - so stay tuned for her creations!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Korea Deadline...

Whoops - I guess a deadline would be appropriate?
Because of the holiday and everyone having so much going on already, let's extend the deadline to July 12th. In fact, that's our new rule...if there is a Holiday in the week, we get two weeks. Everyone okay with that?
I was also thinking...in honor of the upcoming Olympics, we need to start looking for an amazing Chinese dish to prepare for the week of the Opening Ceremony...that's August 9. I'd like to stay on an Olympic theme or the following week as well - does anyone have a great idea of what we could do? Maybe make a recipe from our own country, or the country of our favorite athelete...or any other ideas?? Please post them here...

Monday, June 30, 2008

Week Four...Korea

Thanks to Elra for choosing this weeks country! I just know that everyone will come up with something amazing - I have never attempted anything Korean...but I do have an adopted cousin from there...can that count? Bonus Points, maybe? Have fun everyone!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

New Members...

We have another traveler! Welcome Shandy, of Passionate Pastry...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Week Three...Thailand

Sawadee! Thailand is full of flavor...so many choices! Having been to Thailand with my husband, I know that there is a lot we can do with this cuisine. Sure, it will be a challenge, but isn't that what we're here for?! After seeing some of the Australian results, I am toooo excited to see what they can do with this week! Posts are Saturday, June 28th...can't wait to see your selections!

Monday, June 16, 2008

New Members...

Okay everyone - Check out what these new members can do!

Elra at elrasbaking.blogspot.com
Adela at dietmurder.blogspot.com

Welcome girls! Can't wait to see your recipes!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Week Two...Australia

G'day Mates! The big country of Australia has been selected for our second week abroad. We had a few things get in the way of our regular schedule, so you'll have some extra time on this one...after that, we'll be rolling week after week! Perhaps someone will grill a wallaby? A kangaroo?? This should be a fun week - please have your pics and recipes ready to post on June 20th. Can't wait to see the Brazil results! Make sure not to forget - you'll miss getting your ever important passport stamp!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Week One...Brazil

Thank the husband for this choice. Brazil. Posts need to be made by Saturday, May 31.. That gives you a little over a week to make it. So get started! Let everyone know what you are thinking - or fine, be sly and keep it to yourself until then. But please, DO NOT post your meal until Saturday the 31st. I will reveal the next country by Thursday each week, and posts will always be on Saturday. Not going to participate this week? Drop me a line and say why...but try not to miss a leg of this round-the-world adventure!

Welcome to My Kitchen, My World!

After much thought and deliberation (and much demanding from a hungry husband) I have set up this blog to document the journey of experiencing other cultures through food. That's right - food...that I make. And YOU make. Each week a country will be chosen, and we adventurous types will have 7 days to find a recipe for a dinner that takes us there for a fraction of the plane fare!
There are so many great baking groups out there already (like Daring Bakers & Tuesdays With Dorie, for example) but we need food food, too, right? Ever wanted to make Paella? Gnocchi? Stir Fry or Jamaican Jerk? Well, here's your chance. One dinner a week, start to finish, make a meal that takes you places. What could be better than that?

Join the group - its a big world out there!
All you need is a hungry belly, a blog to document your journey, the ability to post at least twice a month, and a kitchen! Each week we will vote as a group who had the most inventive and delicious looking dinners - who knows, maybe one day we'll even give prizes other than ego boosts!

Send an email to mykitchenmyworld (at) gmail (dot) com
and I will get back to you ASAP with the cuisine of the week!
Buon Appetito!