A couple of years ago, I was in the third year of my PhD, newly married and I had just moved to Canada. Life seemed so promising at the time, the future filled with opportunities and possibilities. Then, in October 2017, I was crossing the road when a driver in a car came speeding around the corner and hit me.
I won’t go into the details of all the agony I went through in the aftermath, or how life seemed to suddenly spiral out of control; that’s a story for another day or blog. However, the experience did prompt me to reassess my career goals, relationships and everything in life in general. I discovered new passions and lost old ones, and I had to reinvent my identity.
One of the new passions I discovered was cooking interesting, unusual food. I’ve lived in several countries on four different continents and I have travelled quite a bit. On my travels, I would always find the most interesting, unusual or even weird foods to try. I ate where the locals ate, went to the grubbiest spots in back alleys and street stands. I also grew up partly in Egypt where organ meats, offal, and a larger variety of meats vegetables are consumed regularly; something I discovered was unusual in many of the countries I’ve lived in.
And a New Blog is Born
When I started cooking again after my accident, I wanted to integrate some of the culinary adventures I’ve had on my travels into my cooking. Yet, whenever I searched online for interesting recipes for things like organ meats, game birds, tripe, and so on, I was often met with a lack of variety in this department. There are thousands of chicken recipes out there, but very few good tripe recipes! So I decided to create my own blog dedicated entirely to cooking these foods. And so this blog was born!
I’m not a chef…nor do I pretend to be. I’m also not a doctor, nutritionist, or dietician; most of the information here is for educational purposes only. I’m just very passionate about cooking and food. There’s an infinite variety of meats, animals, fruit and vegetables as well as interesting combinations of some of the more traditional foods, that food should never be boring, uninspired or unvaried. That’s the purpose of this blog: food is an adventure and experiment. Some experiments aren’t that great, but some are true revelations. Sometimes the results are successful; sometimes not so much. In any case, this is a fun journey I’m on to discover food, and to widen my horizons regarding what is and isn’t edible.
I’m happy to share my adventures and experiments with you here on this blog. Any constructive feedback or comments are welcome. Any suggestions on how to improve this site are welcome too. I hope you enjoy these recipes and give them a try sometime!
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