The Top 136

1. Venezuela 🇻🇪 Pabellon Cirollo, Arepas, Black Beans w/Rice, Papelon con Limon drink
2. China 🇨🇳 Kung Pao Chicken, Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles, Duck Dumplings, Snow Peas
3. Brazil 🇧🇷 Feijoada, Pao de Queijo, Brazilian Rice, Shrimp in Coconut Sauce, Hearts of Palm Salad, Brazilian Charcuterie Board, Brigadeiro, Brazilian Dutch Pie, Drinks: Caipirinha, Passion Fruit Batista, Brazilian Beer, Brazilian Wine
4. Spain 🇪🇸 Paella, Albondigas, Tortilla Espanola, Shishito Peppers (us), Patatas Bravas, Pan con Tomate, Gambas al Ajillo, Spanish Meats & Cheeses, Chocolate Tres Leches, lots of wine
5. Bangladesh 🇧🇩 Cholar Dal, Basmati Rice, Aloo Gobhi Parathas, Kosha Murgir Mangsho Chicken, Bengali Caramel Yogurt
6. Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹 Curried Chicken Roti, Roti Flatbread
7. France 🇫🇷 Beef Bourguignon, Dessert Crepes, French Cheese & Bread, French Champagne & Wine
8. Netherlands 🇳🇱 Dutch War Fries, Snert, Bitterballen, Stroopwafel, Dutch Cheese & Beer
9. Belgium 🇧🇪 Carbonnade Flamande, Pommes Frites with dipping sauce, Belgian Endive Salad, Chocolate Mousse, Belgian Beers
10. Portugal 🇵🇹 Bifanas on Portuguese rolls, Tomato Rice, Batatas Fritas, Rissois**, Iberico Ham-Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese, Cheese + Meat Platter, Pasteis de Nata**, Portuguese Wine & Port
11. Iran 🇮🇷 Chicken Fesenjan, Tahdig, Faloodeh
12. Andorra 🇦🇩 Catalan Beef Stew, Charcuterie Board, Crema Catalana
13. Nigeria 🇳🇬 Beef Suya, Jollof Rice, Mango/Avocado/Basil Salad & Shuku Shuku (Coconut Balls)
14. Grenada 🇬🇩 Roast Pork w/Caribbean Sauce, Black Bean/Heart of Palm Salad, Spice Cake
15. Cambodia 🇰🇭 Lok Lak, Lime Pepper Dipping Sauce, Pineapple & Shrimp Rice
16. Guatemala 🇬🇹 Chicken Pepian, Arroz Guatamalteco, Corn Tortillas
17. Tibet 🇳🇵 Yak Momo Dumplings, Spicy Nepalese Onion Potato Salad
18. Jamaica 🇯🇲 Beef Patties, Rice & Peas, Jerk Chicken, Island Rum Cocktails, Grilled Peppers/Pineapple
19. Argentina 🇦🇷 Gaucho Steak w/Chimichurri on Crostinis, Chimichurri Rice
20. Saint Kitts and Nevis 🇰🇳 Ground Turkey Roti, Sunshine’s Salad, Killer Bee Cocktail
21. Afghanistan 🇦🇫 Mantu (Beef Dumplings), Kabli Pulao Rice
22. San Marino 🇸🇲 Nidi di Rondine (Swallows Nest), Charcuterie board, Sangiovese wine, Lambrusco
23. Malaysia 🇲🇾 Malaysian Fried Chicken, Penang Fried Flat Noodles, Blue Rice
24. United States 🇺🇸 Smoked Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Smoked Chicken Wings, Cajun Mac & Cheese, Apple Pie & Ice Cream
25. Indonesia 🇮🇩 Beef Rendang, Mi Goreng Noodles
26. Japan 🇯🇵 Sushi (multiple varieties), Veggie Tempura, Mochi, Sake & Sapporo
27. Palestine 🇵🇸 Palestine Chicken, Mujaddara, Taboon Bread
28. Montenegro 🇲🇪 Cevapi, Avjar, Lepinja, Burrata Salad, Figs with Riccota/Honey/Walnuts
29. Philippines 🇵🇭 Bistek Tagalog, Pancit Bihon Noodles, Black Rice, Lumpia**, Veggie Salad**
30. Honduras 🇭🇳 Baleadas w/ Chorizo, Refried Beans, Honduran Rice, Flour Tortillas, Licuados
31. Comoros 🇰🇲 Langouste a la Vanille, Coconut Ginger Rice
32. Panama 🇵🇦 Smoked Ropa Vieja, Black Beans & Black Bean Rice, Fried Plantains
33. Colombia 🇨🇴 Chicken Sancocho, Arepas con Queso, Coco Loco
34. Lebanon 🇱🇧 Kibbeh Meatballs, Tabbouleh Lettuce Wraps, Artichokes, Grape Leaves, Hummus, Baba Ghanoush, Beet/Feta/Toasted Nut Salad, Flatbread (and veggies to dip)
35. Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 Dovi, Sadza Balls
36. Morocco 🇲🇦 Shakshuka, Khobz (Moroccan Bread)
37. Tanzania 🇹🇿 Lamb Samosas, Green Chutney, Spicy Tanzanian Pilau Rice
38. Namibia 🇳🇦 Antelope Potjekos, Pan-Fried Cabbage
39. Ecuador 🇪🇨 Latin Grilled Rib-Eye Steak, Arroz con Menestra, Multi-Fruit Dairy-Free Ice Cream
40. Vietnam 🇻🇳 Pho, Banh Mi Sandwich, Vietnamese Coffee
41. Norway 🇳🇴 Ribbe Roast, Lefse, Kalrabistappe, Cabbage w/Bacon, Jarlsberg Cheese & Crispbread
42. Germany 🇩🇪 Sauerbraten, Spaetzle, German Sausages, German Pretzels, Crumb Cake & Beers
43. eSwatini (Swaziland) 🇸🇿 Karoo Roast Ostrich Steak, Pumpkin Polenta, Slaai, South African wines
44. Ukraine 🇺🇦 Chicken Kiev, Garlic Mashed Potatoes
45. Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 Chicken Shawarma, Flatbread & Garlic Yogurt Sauce, Kabsa Rice
46. Mozambique 🇲🇿 Piri-Piri Chicken, Lemon Chili Rice
47. Sweden 🇸🇪 Swedish Meatballs over Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Swedish Fish
48. Bahrain 🇧🇭 Chicken Machboos
49. New Zealand 🇳🇿 Fish & Chips, Pavlova, New Zealand Wine/Cheese/Crackers/Clams
50. Botswana 🇧🇼 Grilled Ostrich Steak, Peppadew Pepper & Onion Relish, Griddled Pap
51. Sao Tome and Principe 🇸🇹 Matata (Clams w/Port Wine/Peanuts/Spinach/Rice), Chorizo Sandwich
52. Switzerland 🇨🇭 Cheese Fondue with Crusty Bread + Fruits & Veggies to dip
53. England 🇬🇧 Sunday Pot Roast, Yorkshire Pudding, Roasted Carrots/Parsnips/Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Potatoes, Soccer Pie**, Banoffee Pie**, British Beers
54. Greece 🇬🇷 Moussaka, Gigantes Beans, Lemon Potatoes, Greek Salad, Greek Wine & Beer, two Greek desserts**
55. Uruguay 🇺🇾 Chivito Sandwich, French Fries
56. Ghana 🇬🇭 Shoko
57. Georgia 🇬🇪 Khachapuri, Georgia Salad w/Walnut Dressing
58. Palau 🇵🇼 Whole Fish in Banana Leaves, Taro Fritters (Ukoy), Couscous
59. Curacao 🇨🇼 Keshi Yena, Tostones, Midnight Kiss drink
60. Bahamas 🇧🇸 Conch Fritters, Maduros, Bahamian Mac & Cheese, Fish Chowder, Bahama Mamas
61. Fiji 🇫🇯 Fijian Chicken Curry, Curry Leaf Rice
62. Maldives 🇲🇻 Tuna Curry with Rice, Dhonkeyo Kaju (Banana Fritters)
63. Tuvalu 🇹🇻 Tuna Coconut Curry w/Rice, Coconut Banana Fritters
64. India 🇮🇳 Mushroom Curry over Basmati Rice, Spicy Onion Fritters, Naan**
65. Samoa 🇼🇸 Oka i’a (Samoan Fish Salad), Taro Root Chips, Pisua
66. Slovenia 🇸🇮 Chicken Paprikash, Bryndzove Halusky, Sauteed Spinach
67. Hungary 🇭🇺 Hungarian Goulash, Langos
68. Egypt 🇪🇬 Camel Hawawshi, Koshari
69. Democratic Republic of Congo 🇮🇳 Chicken Moambe, Rice, Fried Plantains
70. Ireland 🇮🇪 Guinness Beef & Lamb Stew, Irish Soda Bread, Irish Beer & Whiskey
71. Togo 🇹🇬 Grilled Togo Chicken Legs, Djenkoume (Tomato Cornmeal Cakes)
72. Oman 🇴🇲 Maldouf (Date Flatbread), Omani Salad with Zoodled Cucumbers & Preserved Lemons
73. Cyprus 🇨🇾 Koulouri-Cypriot Village Bread, Freekeh Halloumi Salad
74. Barbados 🇧🇧 Bajan Fried Chicken, Fry Bodi
75. Latvia 🇱🇻 Chlodnik (Chilled Beet Soup), Karbonade, Rye Bread & Layered Rye Bread Dessert
76. Niger 🇳🇪 Djerma Stew
77. Nicaragua 🇳🇮 Arroz a la Valenciana, Elote
78. Finland 🇫🇮 Karjalanpiirakka (Karelian Pies), Rossoli Salad
79. Bolivia 🇧🇴 Saltenas, Majadito Rice
80. Costa Rica 🇨🇷 Gallo Pinto, Ceviche, Platacones, Pineapple w/Coconut Cream & Cinnamon
81. Mauritius 🇲🇺 Fish Vindaye, Lentils, Garlic Bread
82. Dominica 🇩🇲 Caribbean Reef Chicken
83. Cote d’Ivorie 🇨🇮 Garba: Fried Tuna & Attieke (Cassava Couscous), Cucumber/Zucchini Salad
84. Moldova 🇲🇩 Sarmale, Placinte
85. Kosovo 🇽🇰 Tarator Soup, Kifla, Pan-Fried Feta w/Seasoned Honey, Tuna & Veggie Kabobs
86. Romania 🇷🇴 Wild Pig Stew over Polenta
87. Saint Lucia 🇱🇨 Pork Chops with Banana Ketchup, Mashed Sweet Potato Medley, Island Cocktail
88. Cape Verde 🇨🇻 Cachupa, Sweet Candied Papaya
89. Tunisia 🇹🇳 Slata Mechouia with Tunisia Tuna
90. French Polynesia (Tahiti) 🇵🇫 Poisson Cru, Polynesian Jammy Biscuits
91. Antigua 🇦🇬 Caribbean BBQ Chicken Salad, Caribbean Rum Cocktail
92. Canada 🇨🇦 Elk Steak w/Maple-Soy Glaze, Poutine w/Gravy, Carrots, La Fin Du Monde Beer
93. Chad 🇹🇩 Salade du Tchad, Darabe Soup
94. Mauritania 🇲🇷 Thieboudienne
95. Liberia 🇱🇷 Maafe (Peanut Soup), Banana Rice Bread
96. Turkey 🇹🇷 Turkish Chicken Thighs, Turkish Potatoes, Mediterranean Apps & Wine
97. Jordan 🇯🇴 Za’atar Manakish, Jordanian Hummus
98. Senegal 🇸🇳 Chicken Yassa over Rice, West African Beans
99. Russia 🇷🇺 Beef Stroganoff over French-Fried Potatoes, Chocolate Salami
100. Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 Jaffna Crab Curry, Wambatu Moju, Avocado Crazy
101. Vanuatu 🇻🇺 Citrus-Baked Fish, Lap Lap
102. Syria 🇸🇾 Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Hummus, Naan**
103. Eritrea 🇪🇷 Kulwha (Lamb Stir-Fry), Tsebhi Birsen (Eritrean Lentils)
104. Djibouti 🇩🇯 Skoudehkaris
105. Austria 🇦🇹 Wiener Schnitzel, Potato Salad, Chocolate Balls
106. Nauru 🇳🇷 Coconut-Crusted Shrimp, Spam-Fried Rice
107. Iceland 🇮🇸 Icelandic Hot Dogs, Roasted Potatoes w/Icelandic Yogurt, Sambo Pristur Candy
108. The Gambia 🇬🇲 Spicy Chicken ‘Pepe’ Soup, Tapalapa
109. Macedonia 🇲🇰 Sausages with Mushrooms
110. Sierra Leone 🇸🇱 Sierra Leonean Party Fish Balls & Pepper Sauce, Sierra Leonean Salad
111. North Korea 🇰🇵 Korean Ground Turkey Cups, Kimchi**, Scallion Pancakes**
112. Tonga 🇹🇴 Kapisi Pulu, Papaya/Rice Noodle Salad
113. Libya 🇱🇾 Couscous with Zucchini & Mixed Veggies, Harrarat Kale
114. East Timor 🇹🇱 Batar Da’an with Shrimp and Rice
115. Belarus 🇧🇾 Mushroom and Barley Soup
116. Yemen 🇾🇪 Breakfast Lentil Stew (Adas), Fruit Salad, Toast
117. Kazakhstan 🇰🇿 Lamb Plov
118. Chile 🇨🇱 El Completo Hot Dogs, French Fries, Sopaipillas, Chilean Wine
119. Algeria 🇩🇿 Tri-color Couscous w/Tri-color Peppers, Chickpeas, Carrots & Currants
120. Laos 🇱🇦 Larb Lettuce Wraps, Coconut Rice
121. Sudan 🇸🇩 Ful Medames, Salata Tomatim Bel Daqua
122. Equatorial Guinea 🇬🇶 Succotash w/ Turkey Bacon
123. Vatican City🇻🇦 Pizza a Caballo, Italian red wine
124. Kenya 🇰🇪 Roast Chicken w/East African Flavors, Sukuma Wiki
125. Liechtenstein 🇱🇮 Ribel w/Fruit Compote, Bacon & Scrambled Eggs
126 Tajikistan 🇹🇯 Tajik Naan, Tajik Bread Salad
127. Uzbekistan 🇺🇿 Lagman Soup
128. Burundi 🇧🇮 Plantains, Kidney Beans & Kale Mixture, Kachumbari Slaw
129. Luxembourg 🇱🇺 Bouneschlupp Soup, Gromperekichelcher (Potato Pancakes)
130. Azerbaijan 🇦🇿 Shirin Chorek (Sweet Milk Bread)
131. Rwanda 🇷🇼 Igisafuliya
132. Armenia 🇦🇲 Armenian Chicken Harissa, Eggplant Dolma, Lavash Salad
133. Lesotho 🇱🇸 Spinch/Tangerine Soup, Chakalaka
134. Somalia 🇸🇴 Chickpea Pancakes with Turmeric, Chili Powder & Cumin, Somali Salad
135. Benin 🇧🇯 Ahhra Funfun, Benin-Marinated Plantains, Sauteed Kale
136. Central African Republic 🇨🇫 Kanda (Pumpkin Seed Meatballs), White Rice, Sautéed Spinach

136/200 – Mauritania

WHERE? Mauritania
WHEN? 10/22/20
WHO? Dave
WHAT? Thieboudienne
WHY? This is the national dish of Mauritania and I knew Kris would enjoy fish like this.
HOW? Thomas Keller Ad-Hoc cookbook

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The garlic-spice stuffing in the fish had a yummy flavor for sure.
COOKING NOTES? Sauté some onions and peppers, add tomato paste and add vegetable broth. Then slice some fish in the middle (we used cod) and add a garlic-spice stuffing. Boil the fish, add loads of mixed veggies (there was some eggplant, zucchini, sweet potato, peas and carrots), then cook some rice, all in the broth mixture. I was uncertain how it would come out…but we both enjoyed this! Kristin said she wants more meals like this.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 94 of 136.

135/200 – Andorra

WHERE? Andorra
WHEN? 10/18/20
WHO? Dave & Kristin
WHAT? Catalan Beef Stew, Charcuterie Board, Crema Catalana
WHY? I had seen the Catalan beef stew recipe in our Thomas Keller cookbook a while back and have been wanting to try this. As Andorra is known for Catalan cuisine, here was the opportunity.
HOW? Thomas Keller Ad-Hoc cookbook

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes!
FAVORITE ASPECT? This stew was well worth the time and effort!
COOKING NOTES? Let’s start with the Catalan beef stew. This was probably the most time-intensive dish I’ve ever cooked, using several techniques that were new to me. Long story short, I made braised short ribs (from one of our local stores; thanks Mastrianos) in a red wine reduction Saturday. Then today on Sunday, I made an onion/tomato soffrito (which was amazing in it’s own right) which took several hours, mixed with the braising liquid. Add in blanched fennel and leeks, boiled fingerling potatoes, orange zest, Spanish olives and the short ribs cooked in the soffrito/braise. The result? A dish that turned out pretty awesome! It ended up worth all the time (whew), and I was proud I could pull off a Thomas Keller recipe! And it didn’t hurt having a Silver Oak wine we’d be waiting to have after our 10-year anniversary! For the charcuterie board, can you go wrong with meats, cheeses, crackers, fruits and nuts put together by Kris? No, you can’t. Then for the Crema Catalana, this was a dessert made by Kris. It’s similar to creme brûlée and featuring milk, cinnamon, lemon and orange zest, and vanilla bean, this had some nice flavor and we gobbled it down.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 12 of 135.

134/200 – Slovenia

WHERE? Slovenia
WHEN? 10/11/20
WHO? Kristin
WHAT? Chicken Paprikash, Bryndzove Halusky, Sauteed Spinach w/Bacon
WHY? Kris had her eyes on this recipe for a whole, and a fall Sunday Funday was an ideal time to try it out.
HOW? Our cookbooks at home.

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The chicken sent a nice aroma through the house as it cooked, and the taste matched the aroma.
COOKING NOTES? For the chicken paprikash, Kris used thighs and legs made with two types of paprika, onions, garlic, tomatoes and sour cream Next for the bryndzove halusky, this is a dish of grated potatoes and flour, boiled into dumplings of sorts. Then onions, feta and bacon were mixed in. The smell was slightly weird to me, but we both liked the taste. Lastly the sautéed spinach was mixed with some bacon, and was a nice greens side.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 65 of 134.

133/200 – Saudi Arabia

WHERE? Saudi Arabia
WHEN? 10/7/20
WHO? Dave
WHAT? Chicken Shawarma, Flatbread & Garlic Yogurt Sauce, Kabsa Rice
WHY? After over a week without a country meal while we were in Maine, I wanted to cook up something that I was excited to try my hand at…and excited I was for this meal!
HOW? https://www.recipetineats.com/chicken-sharwama-middle-eastern/ (chicken)
https://simply-delicious-food.com/chicken-shawarma-with-easy-flatbread/ (flatbreat/yogurt sauce)
https://marocmama.com/saudi-arabian-kabsa-chicken-and-rice/ (rice)

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? I mean, the shawarma for sure. This was a true flavor bomb!
COOKING NOTES? Chicken thighs were marinated overnight with a bunch of spices and then served with the flatbread & garlic yogurt sauce. The flatbread was made with buttermilk and yogurt amongst other things. The sauce had tahini, garlic and mint. Take the chicken shawarma, some fresh veggies, and you have a delicious entree! Not to be forgotten, the kabsa rice. Take basmati rice, tomatoes from our garden, lemons, carrots, ginger, pine nuts, raisins and lots more spices, and you have an outstanding rice dish.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 44 of 133.

132/200 – Dominica

WHERE? Dominica
WHEN? 9/22/20
WHO? Dave
WHAT? Caribbean Reef Chicken
WHY? Not to be confused with Dominican Republic, Dominica is a separate country and I wanted to give that a try before we take on DR somewhere down the line.
HOW? http://www.caribbeanchoice.com/recipes/recipe.asp?recipe=169

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The marinade and baste came together really well.
COOKING NOTES? Take some chicken thighs and add to a marinade of dark rum, brown sugar, lime juice, lemon pepper, fresh ginger, cinnamon, cloves, garlic powder and hot sauce. Bake and then add a baste of mango chutney mixed with more rum. Served over greens with roasted potatoes, this was a very good meal and we’ll make this marinade again for sure
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 79 of 132.

131/200 – Ghana

WHERE? Ghana
WHEN? 9/20/20
WHO? Dave
WHAT? Shoko (Beef & Spinach Stew)
WHY? With fall in the air, I thought this meal would be perfect.
HOW? https://www.196flavors.com/ghana-shoko/

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The beef itself was terrific.
COOKING NOTES? Lots of flavors and veggies in here…onions, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, coriander, cardamom, cumin seed, anise, and habanero pepper amongst other things (plus the beef and spinach). Meat was super-tender after cooking for a couple hours and this was a hit that exceeded expectations. 
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 54 of 131.

130/200 – Germany

WHERE? Germany
WHEN? 9/13/20
WHO? Kristin & Dave
WHAT? Sauerbraten, Spaetzle, German Sausages, German Pretzels, German Crumb Cake
WHY? In celebration of the 5-year anniversary of when we went to Oktoberfest! We had Brian, Lisa & Oli out in the backyard to celebrate and also enjoy the start of the NFL season.
HOW? https://www.oliviascuisine.com/german-soft-pretzels-laugenbrezel/ (pretzels)
https://cookingfrog.com/how-to-cook-bratwurst-german-recipe/ (sausages)
https://cookingfrog.com/how-to-cook-bratwurst-german-recipe/ (sauerbraten)
https://www.daringgourmet.com/homemade-german-spaetzle/ (spaetzle)

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? This was a lot of good food. But I have to pick the pretzels!
COOKING NOTES? 1. Sauerbraten. Kristin made a rump roast marinated for several days and this was a solid dish. The gravy was delish and we ate it with…
2. Spatzle. Homemade by Kris with whole-wheat dough, this was a nice side to have with the roast.
3. German Sausage. We had so much sausage here. Knackwurst, Bratwurst, Weisswurst, and at least two other wursts. Cooked half of them in a beer/caraway/onions mixture and grilled all from there. Served with sauerkraut and Curry-ketchup specifically for these types of sausage, this was a yummy appetizer.
4. German Pretzels. I’ve never tried making pretzels before and am happy with how these came out! The color and shape actually was spot-on and the taste solid too…and with Lisa’s homemade beer cheeses (two of em), plus a spicy mustard, these disappeared quick.
5. German crumb cake. Oli picked this up from a German bakery and this was a fine dessert.
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 41 of 130.

129/200 – Jordan

WHERE? Jordan
WHEN? 9/6/20
WHO? Dave
WHAT? Za’atar Manakish, Jordanian Hummus
WHY? We once had the Za’atar Manakish – flatbread pizzas – at a family party a while back, and have wanted to give them a try, so…
HOW? http://www.thespiceathome.com/2017/05/29/manakish-middle-eastern-pizzas/ (manakish)

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes.
FAVORITE ASPECT? The hummus was delicious and was great to have for the next couple of weeks with a variety of foods.
COOKING NOTES? For the manakish, we made five of em…some with a Jordanian beef mixture made with several spices and veggies, as well as halloumi cheese and za’atar seasoning. The recipe I used overcooked the meat a bit, but we still liked the flavor for sure. As for the hummus, it was made fully from scratch, with dried chickpeas, and served with some veggies. So much better than store-bought!
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 90 of 129.

128/200 – Brazil

WHERE? Brazil
WHEN? 8/29/20
WHO? Dave & Kristin (and Carly)
WHAT? Feijoada, Farofa, Pao de Queijo, Brazilian Rice, Hearts of Palm Salad, Sauteed Chourico – and a host of great stuff made by Carly
WHY? Birthday meal! It was also our friend’s Carly’s birthday and she introduced us to this cooking quest. So we decided to have a joint birthday celebration in PA!
HOW? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Celebrate-Brazil-with-Emerils-Feijoada-180951699/ (feijoada)
https://braziliankitchenabroad.com/farofa/ (farofa)

WOULD WE MAKE THIS AGAIN? Yes!
FAVORITE ASPECT? Getting to eat this feast for my birthday with my wife and friends!
COOKING NOTES? I don’t even know where to start. Just trust me that this meal was the bomb. I have to say that Carly and Zack did an awesome job of hosting! She made shrimp in coconut sauce,  Brazilian-spiced olives, no-knead bread, Requeijao, there was Brazilian cheese that we both brought. What else? Oh yeah, she made/got Brigadeiro, Brazilian Dutch Pie, Caipirinha, Passion Fruit Batista, Brazilian Beer, Brazilian Wine…what a meal!
RANK AMONGST ALL MEALS? 3 of 128. So delish!