I have always wanted to visit the Czech Republic! The art, the culture, the history. Fun fact: I was an art major in school and a piece of my heart will always belong to the arts. Their food might as well be art, because this meal was amazing! Right up my alley, with bite sized foods and great beer!
One of my FAVORITE people in the entire world is from Lebanon so when we drew it I screamed a little! I was so excited to make the delicious food we use to have from her family's restaurant in Portland and to try to live up to the memories I had! I did a pretty decent job I would say. My heart hurts for Beirut. Please keep them in your thoughts and learn about this amazing country and city.
Appetizer: Tabbouleh with hummus and pita Main Course: Chicken Shawarma with tomato and cucumber Dessert: Baklava Drink: Arak - made from Aniseed (try this)
This week for Australia you won't find any Vegemite, fairy bread, or Witchetty grubs, but you will find meat pies, prawns, bbq, Lamingtons, and wine. Which sounds like a much better idea anyway! This meal was delicious thanks to my wonderful friends Joe and Seth! I also leaned that it is customary for party pies (small meat pies) to be eaten one handed and the trick is to not let the filled spill out whatsoever. Dinner and a show!? Yes please!
Appetizer: Meat Pies Main Course: BBQ Prawns & Veggies Dessert: Lamingtons Wine: The Hermit Crab - Viognier Marsanne
Okay, who doesn’t love cheese and chocolate!? I mean, there are even a plethora of vegan substitutes for them because we love them SO much. The second I saw Switzerland I knew cheese and chocolate had to be included. What I didn’t think of was how big of an influence other European countries have on Switzerland’s cuisine. From Germany to France and even Italy!
Someone may say that chocolate was the easy way out for dessert, you can’t do Switzerland and not eat Swiss Chocolate, so I call it a win!
Appetizer: Fondue with bread and pickled veggies Main Course: Züri- Gschnätzlets and Rösti Dessert: Lindt Swiss Chocolate Cocktail: Goldschlager chilled
Samoa! When I drew this I was so excited because my good friend Kiley married into a wonderful Samoan family and I knew she would have some good recommendations for me and she did not disappoint. So thank you Kiley for the killer suggestions! This week felt like comfort foods and that does not make me mad! Especially after taking a week off due to a busy weekend.
Appetizer: Paifala Main Course: Oka I'a Dessert: Panipopo Drink: Samoan Grog