Cooking and Recipes from Around the World

As in all my travel posts, I concentrate on places I’ve actually been to, thus reflecting our particular interests and opportunities. There’s no attempt to be comprehensive – that’s for wikis. Instead, I provide a more intimate and personal guide to my international travels. For me, a major and essential part of travel is discovering or revisiting markets, foods & recipes of each country. Overall, my style experiments with fusion of multiple cultures.

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Colorful vegetables for sale at the Central Market of Hoi An, Vietnam

Recipes from India

Other Asian recipes

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The belly’s complaint

MENENIUS Note me this, good friend;
Your most grave belly was deliberate,
Not rash like his accusers, and thus answer’d:
‘True is it, my incorporate friends,’ quoth he,
‘That I receive the general food at first,
Which you do live upon; and fit it is,
Because I am the store-house and the shop
Of the whole body: but, if you do remember,
I send it through the rivers of your blood,
Even to the court, the heart, to the seat o’ the brain;
And, through the cranks and offices of man,
The strongest nerves and small inferior veins
From me receive that natural competency
Whereby they live: and though that all at once,
You, my good friends,’–this says the belly, mark me,–

‘Though all at once cannot
See what I do deliver out to each,
Yet I can make my audit up, that all
From me do back receive the flour of all,
And leave me but the bran.’ What say you to’t?


Shakespeare — Coriolanus Act I scene i

2 comments

  1. Trying new and different foods is part of why I travel. I love the idea of recreating some of those memories through cooking. I may have to try some of your recipes!

    1. On many trips I’ve merely noted what we ate each day, so that I can explore new combinations. I Often I’ll create a similar dish knowing just the ingredients – it’s another way of experiencing travels from home.

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