Monday, May 01, 2006

Around the World in 243 Recipes: Index

Wikipedia recognizes 244 countries. The UN only recognizes 193, which just goes to show how behind the times they are. As I cook my way through these, I'll update the links.

Countries Cooked So Far: 74
Countries Left to Cook: 170
(Awareness of Affect of Syntax and Sentence Structure on Meaning: Full)

Why I will most certainly go on to Constantinople.
Abkhazia, Republic of
Walnut Lobio and Soko Arazhanit (mushrooms with cream)
Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of
Tamarind Potatoes and Khatai Cookies
Moussaka (Eggplant Casserole)
Åland Islands
Åland Pancakes (Rice Custard)
Albania, Republic of
Sweet Walnut Breakfast Bread
Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of
Semolina Sugar Cookies
Whole-Wheat Hummus-Stuffed Khobz
American Samoa
Fa'alifu Fa'I (Coconut-Banana Dip)
Catalan Spinach Salad
Angola, Republic of
Fumbwa Elambani Na Mafuta Ya Nguba (Peanut Butter Spinach)
Anguilla-Style Black-Eyed Peas
Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth Realm of
Ducuna: Sweet Potato Oddballs
Argentina, Republic of
Rogel de Dulce de Leche
Armenia, Republic of
Armenian Apricot Soup
Boiled, Baked Bananas
Ascension Island
Vegetarian Yorkshire Pudding
Australia, Commonwealth of
Vanilla Bean Creamed Rice
Austria, Republic of
Cinnamon Sables
Azerbaijan, Republic of
Geudgea: Azerbaijani Pilaf
Bahamas, Commonwealth Realm of
Baked Banana Custard
Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
Gahwa and Muhammar - Sweet Rice and Cardamom Coffee
Bangladesh, People's Republic of
Shobji Khichuri (Cumin-Cauliflower with Rice and Lentils)
Barbados, Commonwealth Realm of
Bajan Sweet Bread
Belarus, Republic of
Carrot Rice Pudding
Belgium, Kingdom of
Cream of Belgian Endive Soup
Belize, Commonwealth Realm of
Belinean Rice & Beans with Coconut & Thyme
Benin, Republic of
Peanut Butter Rice
Johnnycake Cornbread
Bhutan, Kingdom of
The Only Mild Dish in the Country!

Bolivia, Republic of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prebranac: Bosnian Baked Beans
Botswana, Republic of
Greenleaf Vegetables
Brazil, Federative Republic of
Abobora Refogada: Pumpkin Hummus
British Virgin Islands
Okra Fungi
Brunei, Negara Brunei Darussalam
Brunese Sesame-Fried Vegetables

Bulgaria, Republic of
Burkina Faso
Peanut Butter Millet
Burundi, Republic of
Plantains and Beans
Cambodia, Kingdom of
Coconut Rice & Red Bean Soup

Cameroon, Republic of

Canada, Dominion of
Cape Verde, Republic of
Jagacida: Rice, Beans, and a Fried Egg

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad, Republic of

Chile, Republic of

Colombia, Republic of
Comoros, Union of
Rice Pudding with Pineapple

Congo (Brazzaville), Republic of the

Cook Islands

Costa Rica, Republic of

Côte d'Ivoire, Republic of
Croatia, Republic of
Mushroom-Stuffed Tomatoes

Cuba, Republic of

Curacao (Netherland Antilles)
Keshi Yena (Stuffed Cheese)

Cyprus, Republic of
Czech Republic
Czech Easter Braid

Congo (Kinshasa), Democratic Republic of

Denmark, Kingdom of

Djibouti, Republic of
Dominica, Commonwealth of
Banana Mango Bread
Dominican Republic
Coconut Scones

East Timor, Democratic Republic of

Ecuador, Republic of
Egypt, Arab Republic of
Baba Ghanouj with Tahine
El Salvador, Republic of
Cinnamon-Ginger Rice-Shake

Equatorial Guinea, Republic of

Eritrea, State of

Estonia, Republic of
Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of
Yams! Yum!

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji, Republic of
Spiced Dhal Soup

Finland, Republic of

French Polynesia

French Mayotte

French Saint Pierre and Miquelon

French Wallis and Futuna

Gabon, Republic of

Gambia, Republic of


Germany, Federal Republic of

Ghana, Republic of

Greece, Hellenic Republic of
Bouraui (Rice and Tomatoes and Garlic)
Vasilopita (Braided Bread)


Grenada, Commonwealth Realm of

Guam, Territory of

Guatemala, Republic of

Guernsey, Bailiwick of

Guinea, Republic of

Guinea-Bissau, Republic of
Guyana, Co-operative Republic of
Baked Eggplant

Haiti, Republic of

Honduras, Republic of

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

Hungary, Republic of

Iceland, Republic of
India, Republic of
Stir-Fried Carrots
Tomato Rasam
Lemon Cashew Rice
Indonesia, Republic of
Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice, Vegetables, and Ketchup)
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Kookoo Sabzi

Iraq, Republic of
Ireland, Republic of
Tea Brack (Raisin Quickbread)

Isle of Man

Israel, State of
Italy, Italian Republic
Pizza: Soft & Simple



Jersey, Bailiwick of

Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of

Kazakhstan, Republic of

Kenya, Republic of

Kiribati, Republic of

Kosovo, Autonomous Province of

Kuwait, State of

Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz Republic
Laos, People's Democratic Republic of
Khao Sangkhaya (Coconut Rice)

Latvia, Republic of
Lebanon, Republic of
Mdardara: Rice & Lentils with Crispy Fried Onions

Lesotho, Kingdom of

Liberia, Republic of

Libya, Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Liechtenstein, Principality of

Lithuania, Republic of

Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of

Macau, Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

Macedonia, Republic of
Madagascar, Republic of
Strange Rice-Flour Banana Bread, Boiled not Baked

Malawi, Republic of

Maldives, Republic of
Kaliyaa Birinjee (Rice with a Coconut-Curry Sauce)

Mali, Republic of

Malta, Republic of

Marshall Islands, Republic of the

Mauritania, Islamic Republic of

Mauritius, Republic of

Mexico, United States of

Moldova, Republic of

Monaco, Principality of

Morocco, Kingdom of
Sesame Cookies

Mozambique, Republic of

Myanmar, Union of

Nagorno-Karabakh, Republic of

Namibia, Republic of

Nauru, Republic of
Nepal, Kingdom of
Vegetable Pulao
Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands, Kingdom of the

New Caledonia

New Zealand

Nicaragua, Republic of

Niger, Republic of

Nigeria, Federal Republic of


Norfolk Island, Territory of

North Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth of the

Norway, Kingdom of

Norway Svalbard

Oman, Sultanate of

Pakistan, Islamic Republic of

Palau, Republic of

Palestine, State of

Panama, Republic of

Papua New Guinea, Independent State of

Paraguay, Republic of

People's Republic of China

Peru, Republic of

Philippines, Republic of the

Pitcairn Islands
Poland, Republic of
Babka Bread

Portugal, Portuguese Republic

Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of

Qatar, State of
Chec cu Nuca si Cacao (Chocolate-Walnut Sweet Bread)

Russia, Russian Federation

Rwanda, Republic of

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis, Federation of

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa, Independent State of
Keke Faasaina (Coconut Puff Cookies)

San Marino, Most Serene Republic of

São Tomé and Príncipe, Democratic Republic of

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Oatmeal Bannock

Senegal, Republic of

Serbia and Montenegro, State Union of

Seychelles, Republic of

Sierra Leone, Republic of

Singapore, Republic of

Slovakia, Slovak Republic

Slovenia, Republic of

Solomon Islands


Somaliland, Republic of
South Africa, Republic of

South Korea, Republic of

South Ossetia, Republic of

Spain, Kingdom of

Sri Lanka, Democratic Socialist Republic of

Sudan, Republic of the

Suriname, Republic of

Swaziland, Kingdom of

Sweden, Kingdom of
Switzerland, Swiss Confederation
Basler Brunsli (Chocolate Almond Cookies)
Syria, Syrian Arab Republic
Cumin Ka'ak: A Crunchy Syrian Bread Stick


Tajikistan, Republic of

Tanzania, United Republic of

Thailand, Kingdom of

Tibet, Autonomous Region of

Togo, Togolese Republic


Tonga, Kingdom of

Transnistria, Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic
Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of
Okra Fried Rice

Tristan da Cunha
Tunisia, Tunisian Republic
Breakfast Farka: Baked Couscous with Walnuts & Dates
Turkey, Republic of
Patlicanli Pilav (Eggplant Pilaf)

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus


Turks and Caicos Islands


U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda, Republic of


United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom Dhekelia

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United States of America
New England Recipes
Anadama Sandwich Bread
New England Raisin Bread

Uruguay, Oriental Republic of
Uzbekistan, Republic of
Fennel Rice with Mushrooms

Vanuatu, Republic of

Vatican City, State of the

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Vietnam, Socialist Republic

Western Sahara, Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

Yemen, Republic of

Zambia, Republic of

Zimbabwe, Republic of


Anna said...

This is one of the most wonderful ideas I've seen yet. Very impressive. If you're looking for inspiration from African countries, I once discovered some interesting recipes on the University of Pennsylvania's African Studies Center website:

Good luck with the project. It's really a wonderful idea.

Curiosity Killed the Cook said...

Thanks! I'll check out that website - I have been having trouble finding recipes from African countries.


Alanna said...

What a great endeavor! You might also appreciate Mark Bittman's The Best Recipes in the World ...

Calli said...

I think this is such a great idea, and I'm looking forward to seeing the recipes you choose for each of the countries.

You might be interested in a Frugal Gourmet book called "Our Immigrant Ancestors," which covers a good range of countries.

When you get to Norway (my husband is Norwegian :-) ), a good place to start is at Sons of Norway:

Anna said...

Sorry, me again. If I understood correctly that you're a vegetarian then you might also like Sarah Brown's "World Vegetarian Cookbook" published by Penguin/Viking. And when you get to Sweden, consider a smörgåstårta (a sandwich cake) or I have an excellent recipe for a beetroot salad which is great for pinics or a smörgåsbord. My fiancé is both vegetarian and Swedish.
P.S. I put a link to your project on my blog. I hope others come to check up on you too.

Curiosity Killed the Cook said...

Wow! Just checked the comments here - thank you so much for the suggestions!

In turn:

- Yes! I will go look up Best Recipes in the World - that sounds like exactly what I need.

- "Our Immigrant Ancestors" sounds like good reading too - I hadn't heard of that one before

- Sons of Norway is going to keep me busy for a while - why do they like breads and cakes so much in Norway, I wonder. I live for breads and cakes, so this is going to take some reading time. =)

- "World Vegetarian Cookbook" - that's perfect for me! Yes, I am definitely a vegetable-eater. More accurately, perhaps, a bread-eater who occasionally eats spinach. =)

- Bring on the suggestions! I'm particularly lost for Oceania & Carribean recipes - almost all of which involve seafood, for obvious reasons . . .

christine said...

How exciting!! And what a great concept. I'll be following your journey around the world via your recipes. :)

t said...

A few , hopefully useful, references:

the mirago databse of food websites is excellent

Also try the new internationalist ccokbook, all the hippocrene books are good. Irma Christian's pitcairn Island cookbook, latin and caribbean stores demystified by Linda Bladholm. Any of the austrailian women's weekly series. The caribbean, central and south american cookbook by jenni fleetwood and mariana filipelli publisjhed byselect editions. Bea sandlers africa cookbook.

From one who has got to 224 omnivorously from a list of 259(s few extra regions / countries added by my son.

Bibliophile said...

I wondered if someone had thought of a project like this, and when I looked, I found your blog. When you get round to Iceland, I hope you can find something on my recipe blog that you want to cook:

I am in the process of writing reviews of Icelandic cookbooks in English, so if you don't find something you like in the blog, one of those books be useful.

Best of luck with your project,
The Bibliophile