We have decided to undertake the ultimate cooking challenge- cooking one dish from every country in the world in the space of a year. Someone. Send. Help.
Firstly, hello and welcome to our wee food blog!
We are Nicola and Floss, another pair of food-and-travel obsessed besties from New Zealand.
We started out as your standard slightly gluttonous pair of food-reviewers. Over lock down, we decided to take this one step (or one globe-trot) further by creating this blog in order to capture our culinary journey around the world. Our aim is to cook a vegetarian dish inspired by every country in the world, from A to Z, over the course of one year.
This means cooking 196 dishes in 365 days.
Yes, we are potentially creating a recipe for disaster, but it’s going to be a wild ride nonetheless, and we hope you enjoy accompanying us on it.
The plan is to research dishes from every cuisine and select one that is either already or can be modified to become vegetarian-friendly. We’ll then post about each dish we make, including a rating on the vegetarian-friendly nature of the cuisine as a whole. We are aiming to stay as true to the flavour-profile of the original cuisine as we can (with the ingredients/ knowledge we have available to us), but with some supplementation to each recipe to make them our own.
We should probably proffer a caveat that we are only home-cooks: we are cooking from our flat’s slightly constricted kitchen, and are limited to whatever ingredients we are able to lay our hands on in Aotearoa New Zealand. The upside to these limits is that we hope our recipes and their ingredients are accessible to all you other fellow adventurous home-cooks out there!
Be sure to follow our food adventures on here and also on our gram (@gourmetvegetarians), and do tag us if you decide to make any of our strange recipes.
So, lets get cooking!
Nicola + Floss xx