Fond memories of travel days and hopeful it will on the horizon again soon. One of my most cherished trips was a stopover in Iceland coming home from a Swiss bike adventure. Three days to explore a country through eating and walking! Yes, please! So having March be Scandanavia month brought back such joyful memories, with food being a highlight! I fell in love with rugbraud bread, which I wrote about earlier https://rassasyme.com/?s=Rugbraud
The infamous fish stew was another favorite which I cooked for the first time this month following my best friend’s recipe that she recreated from our trip for the Salmon Trout Steelheader magazine.
Such a fun month reliving memories and making new ones!
SPICED CABBAGE WITH BLUEBERRIES (it was Taco Tuesday, had to make tacos 😉)
Well, I can’t think of a cuisine more different from Indian than Russian. Welcome to February, flying in fast and 180° from what we were cooking in January! But, isn’t that what’s so amazing about food? Have I mentioned how much I really love food? The eating, learning and connecting. I’m so excited to continue this delve into different cuisines, already so fun studying about each cuisines own spin and strengths.
Russia was exciting because two of the most elaborate and impressive dishes I’ve ever made happened here. Can you guess? If you guessed Salmon Coulibiac and Russian Honey Cake you are the winner winner. So much fun and although the cake looks a bit distasterous on the outside, seeing the layers on the inside was just amazing!
One of my most favorite cuisines, but also one of the most mysterious to me. I really enjoyed jumping in with both feet. I learned so much about the spices, the blending of flavors and of course, all of the taste testing! I shocked myself at the end of the month when I reflected back and realized I cooked 22 new recipes! I couldn’t have done it without the help from our local Indian grocer, Vishnu. The joyful collaboration with my #1 favorite, foodie friend and her mom. And just coincidentally some well timed podcasts that referenced Indian cooking, namely “Home Cooking” http://homecooking.show with Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway.
And without further ado and in no particular order, what I cooked in January!
It’s been awhile my dear food blog! The writing and posting may have taken a break, but never fear, the cooking and eating has not. One of the highlights of traveling is trying all the different local foods. I could use many more words to elaborate on traveling highlights, but that may just make me sad since there is no travel in the foreseeable future. But, enough of that! Lets focus on what we can do! How about dedicating each month of 2021 to a different country and focus on cooking food from there. A bit of a way to stay connected, learn and try new things and have some fun!
My expectation is to post a link to each of the recipes I’ve cooked throughout the month. A way to share what I’ve done, in the hope it inspires others and a bit of a selfish reason so I can have all the recipes in one place for me to refer back to also. A win-win 🙂