45. France – Fromage de chèvre omelette

So a bit of an update as it’s been ages since I’ve done anything with this blog (notice a common theme?!) In January we left New Zealand and embarked on a bucket-list journey with our kids through South East Asia and Europe. We’ve had an incredible time journeying through Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Sri…

43. India/Fiji – Roti bread

I recently had a lovely mid-winter break in Fiji, and while I was there I spent an afternoon at the Flavours of Fiji Cooking School learning to make a selection of traditional Fijian and Fijian Indian dishes. It was so much fun, but the huge revelation of the day for me, was how easy it is…

39. Japan – Katsu curry

In our house we love a good katsu curry, or “Japanese KFC” as my husband calls it! I checked in with a friend of mine who is very knowledgeable on all things Japanese (interestingly he wrote his PHD thesis on the rise of amateur sumo wrestling around the world, but I digress….) as I was…

33. Indonesia – Base Gede Bumbu Kuning (Basic Yellow Sauce)

Well it’s been a while since I’ve a.) cooked very much and b.) blogged about it. The build up to Christmas was super-busy, then we went on an amazing holiday to Bali, Indonesia in the New Year, and returned to our house for a couple of nights before moving out again while it has been…

26. Italy – Ossobuco (Braised Veal Shanks)

Well it is an absolute disgrace that I’ve got a quarter of the way through my challenge and haven’t yet featured anything Italian.  Considering it’s way up on my list of favourite foods, I’m not quite sure how that happened.  Anyway time to rectify that. Ossobuco is braised veal shanks, a dish that originates from…

19. Thailand – Pla Nueng Manow (Steamed Fish with Lemon)

Visiting Thailand last year we had the most amazing steamed fish with chilli, lime, garlic and coriander. The best experience we had was visiting a local fish market and selecting our fish, then taking it across the road to a restaurant for them to cook it in the style we chose. This recipe is adapted…

18. India – Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer is a tasty vegetarian curry – palak is the spinach and paneer is a hard type of cottage cheese. I ate this almost every day when I was in India, I loved it that much! Palak Paneer Serves 4 1 bunch of spinach, cooked and drained 200g paneer cut into cubes (you can…

14. Argentina – Empanadas

There is a restaurant in Buenos Aires called El Sanjuanino that has the most amazing empanadas, with all kinds of different flavours – and I wanted to have a crack at recreating them. Here’s a beef and cheese and ham empanada that I had from El Sanjuanino An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry…