I’ve been having that traveling itch again lately, mainly because we’ve been so insanely busy that taking a break sounds lovely at the moment. But, alas, that insanely busy thing doesn’t really allow for break-taking at the moment.
So I’ve been seeking some "travel by menu" ideas while re-reading some of my favorite cookbooks as a sort of mental diversion program.
I highly recommend the Provencal Light and Mediterranean Light cookbooks from Martha Rose Shulman and the classic Mediterranean Diet Cookbook from Nancy Harmon Jenkins for a little sunshine flavor from the azure waters of Europe.
But I’m at a loss on recommending anything as an Asian cookbook or sharing any recipes that have worked well for me.
Even though I love Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Indian food, I rarely cook them at home because I am hopelessly ignorant of cooking techniques for those cuisines. Which sucks, because living where I do — finding great Thai food is pretty much impossible. It requires a day trip, which isn’t always workable these days with our family obligations.
If anyone has recipes or cookbook recommendations to share, I’d love it.
Or whatever else you might be loving at the moment. What’s cooking?