What’s on your plate?

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What’s on your plate?
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Sat, 05-23-2009 - 5:43am

Do you mainly cook food from your nationality or do you prepare food from your SO’s nationality too?

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Sun, 05-24-2009 - 6:30am

I cook all kinds of food, and did so even before meeting dh. Growing up both my mother and grandmother cooked many kinds of food in addition to the classic Danish dishes in their repetoires.

Now that we live in Greece, I do tend to cook more Greek-style food. It fits the climate and the available produce (not surprisingly). I don't have any funny stories, but in the beginning I did have many dishes fail, because I just could not bring myself to use as much olive oil as the Greeks do. It took me a while to figure out that many of the dishes do not work well unless they are virtually drowned in olive oil. So, I am all proud that I have learned to do this, and yet dh's relatives always compliment me on how light my food is, lol.

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Sun, 05-24-2009 - 8:47pm
we're a mixed bag... I use "Saving Dinner" by Leanne Ely for our menu plans and she doesn't choose just from one ethnic group. I do occasionally do vegan-ized versions of German dishes though, especially spätzle. My partner was adopted as a baby and is unsure of his biological ancestry, but his adopted parents came from the southern US states; he doesn't particularly like anything of that food though.

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Mon, 05-25-2009 - 10:03am

I hear ya about the tons of olive oil required to make stuff.

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Mon, 05-25-2009 - 10:11am

I tend to make mostly local foods.

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Mon, 05-25-2009 - 11:56am
Yes, I do make those with no meat, but lots of mint and other herbs as well as pine nuts in the rice. There is also a classic aubergine dish that is only good if cooked with vats of oil.
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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 9:15am

I learned to make them too.

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Tue, 05-26-2009 - 11:53pm

I mostly cook food that isn't Mexican but I do know how to make quite a few Mexican dishes also.

Sarah...mommy to Janessa and Julian


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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 5:38am

No gadget, I haven't even seen such a gadget. It sounds nifty though. They are normally made without meat, but there is also a version where ground meat is mixed in with the rice etc and those are served hot with avgolemeno sauce.

BTW, where do you live, if I may ask?

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 9:26am

A cactus dish, really?

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Wed, 05-27-2009 - 9:34am

Yes, there is a gadget that helps you roll up the leaf with the filling inside.

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