Bulgaria

Bulgaria; home of cheap package holidays and Uncle Bulgaria of Womble fame. By some stroke of luck I had a Bulgarian recipe book on my shelf so I didn’t have to rely on… Continue reading

Brunei Darussalam

Unless I’ve overlooked somewhere, this is the first (proper!) Asian country in the alphabet (or rather the UN members list). Yes, I know Afghanistan and Azerbaijan are both Asia, but I mean Eastern… Continue reading

Brazil

Brazilian food has been influenced primarily by the Portuguese and also their African immigrants. Brazil is an enormous country (the fifth largest in the world calculated both by land mass and population size)… Continue reading

Botswana

Botswana proved tricky….The most typical dish of Botswana is seswaa which is a meat dish. In a nutshell, meat is boiled in water (which would remove all the flavour) then drained (to really… Continue reading

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia is another country I’ve visited, albeit only technically. About ten years ago I traveled around the Adriatic with my good friend, Jane, on a trip that was dominated by Italy and Croatia.… Continue reading

Bolivia

Bolivian cuisine is influenced by the indigenous people of the Andes and the Spanish. Staples of the country include corn, potato and beans. The Spanish brought with them rice and wheat, along with… Continue reading

Bhutan

Bhutan is situated in the Himalayas, bordered by China and India. According to a 2006 survey, Bhutan is the 8th happiest country in the world. And after eating tonight’s dumplings I see why!… Continue reading

Benin

Cooking aside, if there’s one thing this project has taught me it’s some basic world geography. Turns out that my knowledge of some parts of the world is pretty poor and Benin was… Continue reading

Belize

Belize is an amazingly diverse country due to immigration, colonisation and slavery throughout its history; this has had a knock on effect on its culinary history. Having recently completed a few other countries… Continue reading

Belgium

I am excited by Belgium. There. I said it. Out of all the countries yet to cover in this project I didn’t think for one minute Belgium would get the juices flowing. And… Continue reading