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Around the World in 80 Dates | The Bahamas

Around the World in 80 Dates is a blog series designed to take me (and Tom) out of our comfort zones and force us to cook food from other countries. Each week, we use a random country generator to tell us where we will be cooking from. We have to cook at least one dish from this country, the more traditional the better. We alternate who’s cooking each week, this week is Tom’s turn. I said it last week, but I’ll reiterate because this is worth saying twice: trying to cook vegan while trying to cook from other cultures ain’t easy. The wiki page for most cuisines is just a long list of animals. Bahamian cuisine is no different, it’s incredibly rich in seafood and pork. Like, incredibly incredibly. It being Tom’s turn to direct the operation this week, it was he that had to trawl the internet for a suitable recipe. He discovered swiftly enough that macaroni cheese is a huge mainstay of the Bahamian dinner table, ever present for weeknight meals and buffet …

Around The World in 80 Dates | The Philippines

Around the World in 80 Dates is a blog series designed to take me (and Tom) out of our comfort zones and force us to cook food from other countries. Each week, we use a random country generator to tell us where we will be cooking from. We have to cook at least one dish from this country, the more traditional the better. We alternate who’s cooking each week, this week is my turn. That’s right, the Christmas and New Year period is absolutely behind us and we are back into our standard routine. It’s Monday, it’s Around the World in 80 Dates Day, all has returned to the way that it was before. There is one snag to this series throughout January, of course, and that is that I’ll have to bloody veganise everything. It almost seems a waste of the Filipino cuisine to limit it to Veganuary but such is life, I can always revisit it later. It’s tough to work out how to veganise foreign recipes while still staying more or less …

Around the World in 80 Dates | Vietnam

Around the World in 80 Dates is a blog series designed to take me (and Tom) out of our comfort zones and force us to cook food from other countries. Each week, we use a random country generator to tell us where we will be cooking from. We have to cook at least one dish from this country, the more traditional the better. We alternate who’s cooking each week, this week is my turn. I’ll admit that I felt a rush of relief when the random country generator landed on a place that I actually recognised for this weeks challenge. As interesting as it’s been to delve into the great unknown these past few weeks, there’s some comfort in just a little familiarity every now and then. There are a few Vietnamese restaurants in Brighton (none of which I’ve been to, I’m afraid to say) and a couple of dishes of Vietnamese origin that I could name off the top of my head, so I didn’t feel completely in the dark when embarking upon my …