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Ok, so around five days ago I had a brainstorm. There are places all over the world that I would like to visit, but as of yet, the budget does not allow! So, instead, I decided to poll all five family members. Each person was asked to choose a country they would like to know about, particularly about the food from that country.

Sarah (oldest daughter), picked India. Zach (son), picked Mexico. Rachel (daughter), picked China. Husband picked Cuba, and I picked Morocco. Every selection was written on a piece of paper and placed in a hat with each person drawing from the same five. India won!

So now, for the month of January, we will be learning about India, the culture, and especially (since I love to cook!) – the food! We will be eating an Indian dish five days a week, with two days each week going back to our traditional fare. The to do list?

  • Find Indian recipes
  • Locate some good Indian dish cookbooks
  • Shop for special spices and ingredients from local Indian specialty stores
  • Perfect naan and basmati rice (already gave it one trial go!)
  • Solicit ideas, cooking secrets, and recipes from others (if you have any, leave a comment!)

We will pick a new country each month for all of 2010. Stay tuned for details of the first dish around the corner, and from around the world!