Chicken Machboos, or Machboos ala Dajaj (“spiced chicken and rice”) seems to be the national dish of Bahrain. It’s very similar to Biryani from India. To make the Machboos, you fry off some… Continue reading


A cool bit of trivia I learned today: The Bahamas is one of only two countries whose official name in English begins with the word “the”, along with The Gambia. My research of… Continue reading


Azerbaijan is one of only six countries in the world to span two continents (I’m hoping that will come up in a pub quiz at some point). It is split between Europe and… Continue reading


Bit of a lame attempt this time I’m afraid due to being far too busy enjoying the sun (not that I’d have it any other way). Having read up on Austrian cuisine the… Continue reading


Prior to delving into Australia, I send my old pal Aussie Jo a message asking for advice about a typical Australian meal. “Hmm we are not particularly cultured as we originated from England… Continue reading


Armenia is a mountainous country on the border of Asia and Europe. It is bordered by Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran. There seem to be a lot of similarities between Turkish food and… Continue reading


Argentina is a surprisingly long country! The North is tropical and the South is icy. The West is mountainous and it has its own desert. With such a wide variety of environments, I… Continue reading

Antigua and Barbuda

It’s been a while since I last managed to cook a meal for my project; too many other things on the go. Finally, I’ve found the time to attempt a meal from Antigua… Continue reading


Angola is a country in South West Africa. It has a long coastline along the Atlantic, which provides lots of sea food. It was a Portuguese colony from the 16th to 19th centuries,… Continue reading


Andorra, I have learnt, is a tiny land-locked country high in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain.It’s population is more than six times smaller than Manchester. It’s 468 square km in size… Continue reading