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Cook food from a country you've never heard of

Sasha Martin

October 12, 2013at 11:59 pm

I believe in spreading peace and understanding through food. For the last four years, I've been on a mission to cook food from every country in the world. Why? Because I believe EVERY country is worth celebrating, somehow. No matter what the political situations, I've tasted the simple truth: people everywhere want to feel safe to nurture & nourish their families...

NOW, I'd like to spread this good energy... If you can help by celebrating one country - cooking one country - maybe *together* we can celebrate ALL countries.

No matter what the news or political situation... let's love our world!

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  • thrivinglee

    I new way of peacemaking!

  • srzucker

    I love this idea! Food is a common bond that has a way of bringing people together. Anyone in the Pittsburgh area should go visit Conflict Kitchen. They're using food as a way to educate Americans about countries we have conflicts with. It's educational and delicious.

    • Sasha Martin

      I've heard of them - and wish I lived closer to check it out. My niece is in the area, maybe I can live vicariously through her :)

  • Nada Seet

    I feel food is the secret way to a person's mind! trying different food from around the world makes a person appreciate that small thing about that country or place.
    I just graduated from Art school and my thesis was about introducing Saudi Arabian food to America and mostly NYC; for it is so diverse, through making a Saudi cookbook.. (There are currently no Suadi Cookbooks except in Saudi Arabia) Just want people to know that there is more about a country that is so misrepresented through media and just appreciate and celebrate the saudi culture through it's amazing dishes.
    So thank you so much for posting this amazing idea! :)

  • Hillary Newman

    What a cool idea! I just got back from traveling in Tel Aviv and Greece, and I can't stop talking about how great the food was. Not only did it taste great, but our meals offered insights into culture, traditions, and relationships between people.

    This is a great idea! Are you planning to post pictures on your site or via social media?

    • Sasha Martin

      Yes, I have instructions there for tagging your photos with #GlobalTableExperience, so I can share them with readers. Excited to see what people come up with :)

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    It's interesting to see how many countries share similar food. Rice and plantains are staples in Ghana, just as they are in Mexico- it's just the way it's cooked that's different. I've made my own pasta and sushi before, but I'd like to try making something like bulgogi or kimchi. What would you make?