Quote: Originally Posted by countryboy
I haven't been everywhere but have been around a bit. I was lucky - worked for a company that did business in 27 countries and I was in the International Operations Division for a number of years. They used to call a meeting at the drop of a hat, and it could be anywhere. One time, I was in Singapore and a big problem came up in Minneapols (headquarters). I had to fly back up to Tokyo and catch a flight to the States in a hurry. 4 days later, I was in Seoul for a planned meeting, and then on to Bangkok, Thailand for a couple of days before going home to Tokyo.
And that's probably why I have an appreciation for food. It was the only way I could cope with jet lag...as soon as I arrived somewhere, I would switch the body clock to local time. If I arrived in Seoul at (their) dinner time, my body might be on breakfast time, but I would go out and have a big dinner anyway. And always local stuff. Eating beef simmered with chilies and garlic (Bulgogi) at breakfast time shocks your system into thinking it's on local time. Sort of.
I haven't lived anywhere, but on the west coast, so my
eating habits are very limited to 'our' sort of food.
I have learned italian cooking, but that is very limited
too, although I make the best spaghetti sauce, originated
in Rome, from my mother in law, when she was a little girl.
You would be bored with my cooking very quickly I'm afraid.
I'm a good cook, but our menu is small.
But, it seems you are the cook, that would be very different
in this house, my husband calls everything in the kitchen, mine.
"your pots", "your stove", etc., tells you what he knows about
cooking anything. He had 2 brothers, the three little italian boys,
who's mother did everything for them, waited on them hand and foot,
and she insisted on doing it, doesn't really prepare them for todays