Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Rundown

Hello, we’re Tom and Amy, two Hoosiers who recently moved into a wee Chicago apartment. We’ve been dating for the past year and a half, and our relationship began with and seems to often come back to food. Naturally we’ve decided that since we now share a kitchen, we are finally in the position to make an attempt at a project we’ve both been contemplating for the past year. We are going to cook a full dinner (side dishes and main course) from each country in the world. All 203 of them!

To keep some kind of order to all of this we’ve decided to go alphabetically from A-Z. Here’s a list for those who want to keep track:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states

We should point out now that neither of us are professional chefs. We both sit at computers all day for our jobs. But both of us have a love for good food and love finding new foods. While neither of us have actually been to most of these countries, we do live in a city that has quite a few countries represented in its population. This should give us a bit of a leg up in our endeavors.

Neither of us would be considered qualified experts with any of these cuisines, but it’s always been our belief that nobody needs to be an expert to cook well. If you’ve got a kitchen, ingredients, and patience: you’ll generally find you can work through most good recipes.

I’m sure there will be a lot of strange and new foods as we work through this list. The first country will be Afghanistan!

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