Travelling By Plate – 7 Continents, 7 Dishes | Travel Linkup

During these unusual times that we’re in, taking inspiration from the world around us and from past adventures is a great way to spice up meal times – both figuratively and literally. Because of this, we decided on ‘travelling by plate’ as this month’s travel linkup purely because it was a delicious walk down memory lane.

Pulled-Chicken-Tacos-and-Guacamole
So I’ve decided to travel via my own kitchen. In this hop of 7 continents I fancied sharing some tried and true recipes that I’ve not brushed off in an age, and also been inspired by to try some new dishes whilst we’ve got more time to spend cooking. It’s conjured memories and helped to slake my wanderlust.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been using my slowcooker on almost a daily basis – from pulled chicken to daal makhani, from frangrant rice pudding to fruit compotes – it’s been so lovely to pop on a meal at lunchtime and roll up at dinner time that day or the next day, and have a flavourful dish ready!
 
Travelling the World by Plate

Europe | Beef Wellington (Recipe Here)

With such a diverse collection of incredible cuisines, I had to start closer to home with a dish that I’d dreamed about making for years, invited family over, collected the ingredients and spent a leisurely afternoon making all the delicious components of a Beef Wellington. I need to make it again one day very soon! The tender beef on a bed of mushroom pate, and wrapped in a layer of savoy cabbage and pastry was delectable if I do say so myself.

Beef Wellington Recipe

Africa | Bunny Chow

Bunny chow, often referred to simply as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed-out loaf of white bread filled with curry. Did you know it ultimately originated among Indian South Africans of Durban? It’s delectable.

Asia | Daal Makhani

With so many flavourful dishes on the asian continent, I decided to go for for a delicious staple – daal. The simplicity and the complexity of flavour – lentils and kidney beans spiced with garam masala, ginger and garlic, then the creamy understones – not to mention the soothing, quite meditative act of washing the lentils is ASMR heaven.

Ways to travel at home

Australia | Bacon & Egg Pie (Recipe Here)

(Some places called this continent Zealandia which I’m going to start campaigning for… we’ve given them the boasting rights to Lamingtons, so we want the continental name back, ok?) Bacon and egg pie is a very Kiwi dish – invented as a calorie & protein filled dish that farmers could eat cold for lunch. That history neglects to mention how delicious this treat is.

Recipes for brunch at home

Could it be anything else? And I kind of like that it is/isn’t strictly ice cream, just as Antarctica is uninhabitable.

Quick Ice Cream Recipe

North America | Pulled Chicken Tacos & Homemade Guacamole

For this journey travelling by plate, I couldn’t resist the joyful flavours of Mexico – bringing sunshine and zest to the gloomiest of kitchens. (These are soft taco boats, stuffed with pulled chicken, guacamole laced with lime and the bite of red onion and a generous dash of coriander.
 
Tacos-and-Guacamole

South America | Ceviche

This is less a recipe, and more a recommendation from Peru. The zip of the lime against the soft tangy flesh of the fish. Delicious. (I should have done marmalade sandwiches!)
 
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