Transport Your Taste Buds Cooking Series

Transport Your Taste Buds Cooking Series

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.

Cooking is great when you can drink at the same time!

Cooking is great when you can drink at the same time!

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:

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See you tomorrow!

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Comments (12)

  1. @mrsoaroundworld

    I think you are on to a winner here, Miss!

  2. Anita Mac

    Love the series already. Let me know if you are looking for a little Basque inspiration – I travelled to San Sebastian and took an amazing cooking class (I think you would enjoy this one – needless to say, we were cooking with wine!!!) The food was amazing and I have been able to recreate a couple recipes at home. Here’s a link to the experience: http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com/2012/11/14/a-basque-culinary-experience-with-san-sebastian-food/

  3. lola dimarco

    Cute idea! It’ll be fun getting your research on!

  4. the lazy travelers

    love this feature! love the picture of you drinking the wine more. let’s cook together.

  5. D.J. - The World of Deej

    This is a great idea…looking forward to “traveling” with you. And don’t worry, I always drink when cooking…

  6. Jacqui

    It’s so true about food being able to transport back to a country you’ve visited. I last returned from Greece and whenever I saw a Greek salad, I was instantly transported back to my memories of the country. Look forward to following your postings 🙂
    Jacqui

  7. Mariella (Bridgekeeping Traveller)

    Yum! I know where I’ll be coming for foodie inspiration in the future! You’ve got the best ideas for series on your blog 🙂

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    Would like to see a picture of Erin and Jeff’s mess, I bet it was really fun 🙂

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