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.
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.
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
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.
Antarctica | Quick Ice Cream (Recipe Here)
Could it be anything else? And I kind of like that it is/isn’t strictly ice cream, just as Antarctica is uninhabitable.