I miss cooking. I mean, I cook regularly, but not from cookbooks. I guess I miss making other people's recipes. So that's what this project is about.
I want to go through an entire cookbook. At least get through as much of it as possible. When going through my books, The Asian Vegan Kitchen popped out at me almost immediately. Hema Parekh takes you anywhere you'd want to go in Asia with her authentic recipes. Her book includes recipes from India, Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia and Korea. Where to start?
Japan, thats where! I came up with 14 menus and my plan so far is to make three - four a week until I get through the country. Then I'm off to Thailand! Or China. or Malaysia.
I made my first menu last night, but being hungry and new to photographing food, I didn't take a picture. I won't do that again because it was beautiful and delicious and I can't believe I have no documentation. In case you were wondering, I made: Miso Shiru (miso soup with tofu and wakame), Goma-ae (Spinach with Sesame Dressing) and Teriyakidofu (Tofu Teriyaki Steak with Sauteed Asparagus and Mushrooms.) Yum. Yum. Yum.