In a recent poll, Danes voted ‘Pork and Potatoes” as their national dish. Yawn. In second place was the open sandwich Smørrebrød which sounded much more interesting to make and eat. We headed off… Continue reading

Democratic Republic of Congo

Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo come pretty close in the alphabet so I’ve recently made the national dish; Chicken Moambe, and I also feel I’ve made peanut and tomato sauces too many… Continue reading

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

A-C countries finished, time to start on the D-countries, of which there are only 6: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica and Dominican Republic. I don’t… Continue reading

Czech Republic (or Czechia?!)

Knowing Czechia was on the horizon, I took advice from my Czech friend as to what to cook. “Hmmm…. not known for it’s good food. Beer is good though!” was her response. She… Continue reading


Confession to make… I didn’t realise Cyprus was a county. I thought it was an island with shared sovereignty between Turkey and Greece. I like this project because it’s really improving my world… Continue reading


Tonight’s Cuban dish was Ropa Vieja which apparently translates as ‘old rope’. It’s a slow cooked beef dish with passata, onion, green pepper, garlic, cumin and coriander. I took a trip to Littler’s… Continue reading


I visited Croatia about ten years ago with a friend and have great memories of sitting in harbour-front bars eating ćevapčići and drinking red wine…. So tonight, recreating those tasty little sausages was a must.… Continue reading

Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire has a similar cuisine to many of the other West African counties, given that these countries have somewhat artificial boundaries put in place during colonisation rather than based on tribal lands,… Continue reading

Costa Rica

   I got the ingredients in to do a Costa Rican breakfast a few weeks ago but forgot that I haven’t had a weekend at home for a while so decided to cook… Continue reading


Oh my’s been EIGHT months since my last country! I always seem to stall when I get to a country I’m not particularly inspired by. African food hasn’t particularly excited me so… Continue reading