Monday, December 29, 2008

Looking forward to 2009

I'm going to take this week off from blogging as well. But starting next week, I'm going to go on a 4-5 month world tour. Ok, not quite...I wish it involved airplanes and foreign currency. But really it's my blog that's going global.

Since the farmer's market is closed and there are very few local foods, I figured I'd take this opportunity to tour the world's cuisines. So every month I'm going to focus on a different continent. Haven't decided yet what order they're going to go in or what countries I'll cover, but here are some ideas to look forward to (and unfortunately I won't have time to cover them all, but this is my wish list):

Europe: French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, German, Scandanavian
Middle Eastern/North African: Greek (yes, I know it's a European country, but the food seems to overlap more with Middle Eastern than European), Lebanese, Egyptian, Ethiopian, Armenian
Asian: Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Malaysian, Vietnamese
Mexico/Central and South America: Mexican, Haitian, Jamaican, Argentinian, Brazilian
Mystery Month: I figure that several of these will be hard to fit all I want to in one month, so I'll pick the ones I really wanted to do but missed and run with it.

So I won't be making as many big pot meals (that's what all the food I've stored in my freezer is for. I'm figuring the international meals will be good for a couple meals, and then I can fill in the rest of the week from my freezer.

Are there any amazing cuisines that I've forgotten and you'd recommend?


Leah J. Utas said...

This sounds wonderful. I am so looking forward to it. I love reading about food.
I'd suggest Canadian, but I have no idea what our definitive cuisine is. Moose nose, beaver tail, bacon and maple syrup?

ETA, word verif came up "cattiest." How 'bout that Universe?

The Lethological Gourmet said...

Ooh, and don't forget elk! I tried that when I was up in Alaska, and it was very interesting.

I'm mostly avoiding the US and Canada since we already get so much of it in our day to day lives (well, I'm assuming most of the readers here are North American...)

That's pretty sweet for a word verification word! How funny is that?

Charlotte said...

Have a good break! I'm excited to read about your new culinary adventures!

Romny said...

I agree with the others. I'm looking forward to reading this! How about buffalo or go for the more exotic like bugs, snakes, and other creepy crawlies. Just kidding about the last three. Talk to you on Monday!

Helen said...

OK, so I know I might have a hard time convincing people but there really is some great British food out there! There's a lot of rubbish stuff too (deep fried chocolate bars anyone?) but we also have some delicious classics. Maybe just one or two British dishes could make your series? :)

Sylvia said...

Add Peruvian food to your list! It's yummy.

The Lethological Gourmet said...

I'm thinking about perhaps British or Scottish for the last week of this month. Peruvian is a great idea, I should try that!