I recently purchased three home courses from "Great Courses" and they were "The Old Testament" , "The New Testament", and a wine course. Along those same lines, I purchased a book about understanding wine and wine pairings. And to even further the obsession, enrolled in something I find thrilling, which is called "Try the World". The name grabbed my attention and I had to explore it. If you haven't heard of it, but you love new experiences, travel, bringing the food and experiences home, and food well..this is for you. I read about it on the internet, and decided to try it.
Try the World is a company that provides a box from a particular region or country every other month. Inside of the beautiful box you find local foods and information about that country, and links to music as well. This month my box arrived and it was inspired by Morocco. In my box are things like Argan oil, couscous, a couscous sauce that has onions and raisins in it, a traditional Moroccan spice, kefka, and some moroccan cookies. What fun! What excitement!
My friend and I decided to start a weekly wine tasting using the course I purchased. And we decided to cook together. Now we are also going to cook foods that are from the regions in our "Try the World" box. We are so excited to start our cultural adventure. More information will be forthcoming as the weeks progress.
My goal now is to share our recipes and wine tasting experiences with you. I am so excited. I have never traveled to any location where I didn't buy a local cookbook, and now I get to expand even more. I have cookbooks from England, South Africa, Hawaii, Seattle, Boston, The Czech Republic, Italy, Germany...well you get the idea. My hope now is to travel to some of these places that we are enjoying through cooking...I wonder when I will get to Morocco? :-)