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 . . .
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!
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!
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!)
September -- Regional Italian (pick your own region)
October -- Australia
November -- Portugal
December & beyond -- open for suggestion
About My Kitchen, My World...
My Kitchen, My World was started to document the journey of experiencing other cultures through food. On the 1st of each month, a country will be selected, and we adventurous types will have a month to find a recipe for a dinner that takes us there for a fraction of the plane fare! Ever wanted to make Paella? Gnocchi? Stir Fry or Jamaican Jerk? Well, here's your chance. Make a meal that takes you places.
Join the group - it is a big world out there! All you need is a blog to document your journey, the ability to post once a month, and a kitchen! Just jump right in by making a dish from the current country, posting about it on your blog, and checking-in here at MKMW by leaving a comment.