A couple of years ago my parents moved in with us to help take care of our daughters as my husband and I juggled two stressful careers. My dad likes simple food and struggles with some of my more adventurous meals. This year, at Father’s day I made him his favorite dinner of hamburgers and pork and beans. That’s when inspiration hit – could I take the beloved burger and make it the vehicle for introducing my dad to new flavors? Indeed, looks like I can!
So, here’s the goal…create one burger recipe for every country in the world.
Here’s the recipe for success on this adventure:
- countries are defined by member states of the UN, that’s 192 countries as of today (yes, if any new countries are recognized by the UN before we get to Zimbabwe, they too will get burgers)
- recipes are inspired by the popular foods of each country, I’m not claiming authenticity, just hoping to bring the flavors of the country to life in delicious burgers
- I get all ingredients at my local grocery stores (no shopping in ethnic markets or gourmet stores)
- burger = starchy base with ground or shredded meat patty on top (top “bun” is optional)
So that’s it, simple and (hopefully) yummy. As we go along this journey, I’ll also share with you any cultural and/or historical tidbits that I come across, but mainly we’ll talk about food. Please chime in if I get something wrong, if you have ideas for improvements to the recipes or the site, or stories to share about your own food experiences.
Let the games begin…