It's important to begin a search on a full stomach. Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991Choosing a theme country is as individual as each person in our group. Some of the countries were chosen because we:
- researched the culture or recipes and were intrigued
- stumbled across a recipe that sparked our interest
- heard a news report,
- saw a movie,
- read a book
- met a person from that country
Early on we cooked from our immigrant ancestors home countries. In the beginning we were more comfortable trying recipes that had ingredients and seasonings that we were more skilled in using. We've gained confidence and cohesiveness as a club and now can experiment with ardor and humility.
Some of the countries whose cuisines we have enjoyed include:
Argentina Afghanistan Belize Brazil Costa Rica Cuba El Salvador Ethiopia Finland France Polynesia Germany Greece Guatemala Hong Kong India Italy Japan Mexico Morocco Nicaragua Norway Panama Peru Poland Singapore Spain Sweden Thailand Tibet Turkey United Kingdom United States.