So I hope you’re wondering why on earth I’m writing a blog about food from Cabo Verde.
After all, B comes before M in the alphabet, and I did Cambodia in the first round – so what gives?
The last dish on Round One was kind of like the boss level of a video game: Something I knew I had to overcome, but wasn’t necessarily happy about it. Continue reading
This project didn’t happen by accident. Many years ago, I was scouring the interwebs for ideas for new meals, when I came across a sweet potato-and-peanut dish from West Africa. It opened my eyes to some new ways of cooking, and it was delicious.
One of the unexpected pleasures of this project has been the joy of weekend visits to ethnic markets. Portland is hardly a multicultural utopia, but it has its share of great, friendly ethnic grocers who stock hard-to-find ingredients – usually at prices way lower than I could expect to find online.