Adventure 195 is about to begin. You might think I’m crazy for wanting to cook my way through the cuisines of all 195 countries of the world, but I have my reasons. Eight, actually.
- My cooking is in a deep, no longer passable rut. No one wants to travel on that road anymore, least of all me. Now is the time to give my taste buds some excitement! Now is time to let the beautiful world inspire me!
- My husband’s Picky Eater Syndrome is in remission thanks to much hard work on my part. However, I see signs that it might be rearing its ugly, boring head again. I have a theory that Global Table Adventure will cure him completely of this sad disease.
- My daughter, seven months old, deserves to grow up in a household where creativity, culture and good food are priorities. On a global scale, I want her to appreciate the world and respect other cultures; I think food is the best way to do this. Plus, I am afraid the Picky Eater Syndrome might be genetic (my step son seems to have an incurable case of it). I think if Ava eats a variety of food from around the world, she’ll have a great chance at being a good eater.
- Food in Tulsa. Yes, there are good meals to be had here, but I miss the variety of cuisines I experienced while living in Europe. In my six years abroad I sampled dozens of cuisines and none of them used Velveeta! Not even in queso.
- I got 45 new French Square spice jars for Christmas. I don’t want to be one of those people that just looks at their spices for years on end. I want to use them before they turn to dust.
- I should be having dinner parties on a regular basis. I like food. I like people. I even like eating food with people. Global Table Adventure is a great excuse to bring family and friends together around food.
- Lacking the resources to travel the world indefinitely, Global Table Adventure will whisk my family away for a mini vacation each week. I’m smiling already.
- And, finally, and most importantly, I believe we create peace when we learn about each other, when we understand one another. Let’s go eat our way around the world!
Stovetop travel; because I’m hungry for peace.