Monday, May 11, 2009

Around the World in 80 Meals

A couple weeks ago, as Travis and I shared a combination sampler platter of traditional Nepali dishes at Taste of Himalayas in St. Charles, I thought to myself that "Around the World in 80 Meals" would be a good title for a book...or at least a blog post. And that got me wondering just how many countries I've visited, via their cuisine. With the help of a world map, I think the answer is 30 (listed below).

Although trying Nepali food just kind of happened as we strolled through downtown St. Charles looking for somewhere to have dinner, upcoming intentional forays into international cuisine are to include Colombian and Ethiopian.
  1. Afghanistan
  2. Austria
  3. Brazil
  4. China
  5. England
  6. Finland
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Greece
  10. India
  11. Indonesia
  12. Ireland
  13. Israel
  14. Italy
  15. Japan
  16. Korea
  17. Mexico
  18. Mongolia
  19. Morocco
  20. Nepal
  21. Peru
  22. Poland
  23. Romania
  24. Spain
  25. Sweden
  26. Switzerland
  27. Thailand
  28. Turkey
  29. United States
  30. Vietnam
Countries added since I originally posted this list:
31. Argentina
32. Lebanon

2 comments:

TirzahJean said...

Sometime when you are in this neck of the woods, you need to try Madamme Fez - it is an AMAZING Moroccan restaurant - you eat with your hands!

Bethany said...

Let us know if you ever need friends to join you on one of these international forays!