Cooking was once an activity I loathed, and there isn’t much about life that I hate. However, cooking was a task that I tried and failed, and tried and failed again. Finally, at the tender age of twenty-four, I quit. Sure, I love to eat, but perhaps cooking was just not for me.
That was until I met Jeff, and on our beautiful Valentine’s Day date, he surprised me with the idea that we would cook Indian food together. I wanted to be excited, but I was so nervous. In just the very beginning of our relationship, he would discover that I could not cook.
But, cooking with Jeff was different, it was actually fun, a lot of fun. We listened to Indian music and together we prepped for the meal and cooked, making a huge mess along the way. It may not have all been perfect, but it was the first time I actually enjoyed cooking. Something struck a cord in me.
If I could make cooking about an experience, then I was able to like it, and quite honestly, I wasn’t that bad at it. I embarked on a mission since then, and now I’ve decided to bring it to you. This is the beginning of my Transport Your Taste Buds series.
Every Thursday, since the English teacher in me loves the alliteration of Transport Your Taste Buds Thursday, I will post a new recipe that will transport you to another country through cooking. But, that’s not all.
What will be included in each post:
– Country you’ll be transported to
– Meal with recipe
– Drinks to pair your meal with – alcoholic and non-alcoholic
– Music to play while cooking and eating
I have several recipes and ideas to all ready share with you, but I am looking forward to learning a lot along this new journey. Also, since cooking is relatively new in my life, this is a huge step outside of my comfort zone, but I’m ready and willing to take the leap forward.
So, which country will be first on the list? The answer is: Chile! Be on the lookout tomorrow for my recipe for empanadas and Chilean rice. I can promise you that this is not only easy, but absolutely delicious.
Here’s just a small preview:
See you tomorrow!