If, like me, you have moved to a completely different country and culture, then you are likely to have the opportunity try cooking a number of dishes which won’t have tried before like Golabki or Mousse au Chocolate. Although this might seem like a slightly daunting prospect, it can actually be a great way to embrace the place where you are living, and really immerse yourself in the local way of life. If you fancy trying your hand at cooking foods with which you are unfamiliar, then here are just a few tips to help you get started.
The internet is a great place to find traditional recipes. Often, using programmes like Google translate can mean that you end up with more authentic recipes than if you were to by a cookbook in your native language. Plus, browsing the web means that you will be able to find recipes for free whilst playing games of foxy bingo or updating your blog! You may find that it is easier to order the ingredients online too. However, if you do decide to pick everything you need up at your local store, make sure you have an idea of what it is that you are looking for – especially if you don’t speak the language! If there are any ingredients of which you are unsure, then look up what they are before you go shopping – or it might take you a very long time to find what you are looking for.
As you might be looking to prepare dishes which not only have you never cooked before, but you may have never eaten before, it is also a good idea to choose a recipe which includes an image of the finished dish. This way, you will at least know what your finished meal should look like. Don’t simply stick to dishes which sound similar to those which you are used to eating at home – branch out! Whilst some combinations of meals might sound a little unusual at first, you might just be surprised at how much you enjoy them, like Lefsa!