We were out for a walk about a week ago, when my oldest son had a great idea: why not create a cookbook with meals from every country on the earth?
First he had to figure out how many countries there are, something which proved more difficult than one might think. He settled on a list; all the countries recognized by the United Nations. There are 192 of them.
Next, he figured he had 27 months between now and the day he graduates from high school. That means that he needs to research, prepare and write up around 7 meals per month for the next 27 months.
He's blogging about his experience at Around the World in 192 Meals. If you check it out, you'll see he has two kinds of posts:
1. Posts about the country, with some information, a map of the country's location, and some links to other resources.
2. Posts about preparing the meals, complete with tons of pictures and tips.
At the bottom of each recipe post is a link to printable versions of the recipes - very handy for actually recreating the meals.
We started with Venezuala and the food was absolutely delicious. My son did a great job picking out recipes. Tomorrow we're cooking Danish food. Yum. During the rest of April we'll also do Gambia, Laos, St. Lucia, Swaziland and Paraguay. Meal planning just got a whole lot easier for me.
Come check it out and give the kid some kudos for a job well done.