The world cuisine country chosen for September's My Kitchen, My World was Great Britain. I haven't participated at MKMW for quite awhile but my friend Margaret is always encouraging us all to explore food in different cultures. Somehow I always have good intentions, but then life gets busy and I find that at the end of the month I have forgotten all about My Kitchen My World once again. This past month I had even made a dish and photographed it and still the posting did not make it to the blog. I'm a bit late, but I figured you all might not mind, so I'm posting it anyway.
The recipe I chose was Bangers and Mash with Beer and Onion Gravy because it seemed quintessentially British. Whenever I think of British food, I think of bangers and mash for some reason. I had never eaten it, and I barely knew what it was...loosely, I figured, something to do with sausages and mashed potatoes. I figured anything to do with sausages and mashed potatoes would be a hit with Mark and I would have at least one enthusiastic eater when all was said and done. I was not wrong, this was a really good (and easy) recipe. Although not exactly high in the "healthy eats" and definitely a little high on the calorie count, I think it can make an appearance every now and again.
There are so many different recipes for bangers and mash, but the one I chose to make came from the blog Simple Provisions at this link here (I won't post the recipe as it is not mine to take credit for, so please follow the link, and you will be rewarded with wonderful photos as well a terrific recipe). I made the recipe as stated with no variations and it was delicious (and I am not a big fan of sausages by a long shot). When I make it again, I will follow the same recipe.
It's always fun to explore a country's cuisine, choose a recipe, and participate with the others also exploring and cooking in the group that month, I really need to make more of an effort to remember to factor that it more often. Margaret will have a round-up of all the recipes made for MKMW this month at the MKMW site.
destination is Tonga (and yes, first I need to figure out just where that is exactly and a whole lot about its cuisine). Anyone can participate any time with no
advance or further commitment, so if you have something you would like
to explore and make from Tonga, join in and leave your link! You seriously want to know where Tonga is, don't you? And you also seriously want to know what they eat there, right? I thought so...what will we all make for October?