#6 Romanian ~ Transylvanian Goulash

Goulash (or gulas), is a popular dish around Europe that originates from medieval Hungary. The one I prepared last week hails from Transylvania. It was actually a contribution to my son’s centenary school cookbook by a local Romanian mum (many thanks Cristina, whoever you are). Transylvanian Goulash olive oil 1.5kg diced beef (I use gravy beef –…

#5 Thai ~ Neua Pat Bai Grapao

Otherwise known as Stir-Fried Minced Beef with Chillies and Holy Basil – or Holy Basil Stir-fry as we call it at home. This is a regular staple in our house and it’s a chilli lover’s delight. We’ve put our 8 year old through rigorous chilli consumption training with this dish. I’ve now upped the bird’s…

#4 Argentinian ~ Empanadas Mendocinas with Chimichurri

Still here, still cooking. The oldest of my boys was back to school this week, so settling into routine again has been my distraction. Therefore this post is regarding last week’s cuisine, Argentinian. This week’s will be up shortly. My heart (and belly) have a soft spot for South American cuisine. The fusion of Native-American,…

#2 Indian ~ Spicy Chicken Kati (Kathi) Rolls

I decided to knock off Indian last week. With so many favourite dishes to choose from, and such an array of amazing Indian restaurants out there, it was hard to select just one to be the star of the year. I opted out of going to a restaurant for this one, even though I could…

#1 Burmese (Myanmar) ~ Burmese Chicken Salad

Prologue New Years resolutions are funny things, aren’t they? People feel inclined to make promises to themselves, and the world, about doing away with something that is “bad”  (but let’s be honest, usually enjoyable). Many others choose not to partake in the tradition at all. Rarely does a New Years resolution get to live out its…