This all started because I enjoy cooking and love food even more. I had a repertoire of about 5 meals, one of those I was never allowed to cook because my wife Sar, and my housemate Luke complained I used too much chorizo. What they didn't realise was the well known fact that too much chorizo is never enough! So I wanted to expand my cooking skills and also try some interesting and new dishes along the way.
Another factor that has allowed this adventure to begin is that Sar works later than I do, and I consistently have at least an hour in the afternoons before she arrives home (case in point - right now). So instead of turning on the telly and wasting that hour, I have been googling recipe ideas and then cooking something I have never tried before with the obligatory glass of wine or a cold beer.
The problem, as Sar can attest to, is that sometimes I can be a little bit indecisive. So to give me some guidance as to which recipe to choose each night I figured I would do it the easy way - alphabetically. That is to say I will choose a meal from every country in the world: Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. And that is essentially what this blog will be about - my Food Odyssey (Foodyssey).
The obvious benefits of this plan are that I get to experience culinary combinations and techniques that I have never heard of or tried before (like bacon and banana - awesome!) I inadvertently learn a bit about each country as I go, and of course I get kudos for having a meal either prepared or cooking when Sar gets home.
Bon Voyage Appetit!