Friday, September 2, 2011

International Inspiration

I have an obsession with learning about other cultures. Which is a good thing, because I'm majoring in international studies and anthropology. I love to learn about people who live in different places- what they wear, how they speak, what they do for fun, and WHAT THEY EAT!!! :)

I like to experiment with food by looking into other cultures' recipes. Unfortunately, I can't really cook. But I can bake!!!

Last Easter, for instance, I made a Greek Easter bread! It was so fun to make, and I thought it looked great. I had no idea that I could make a braid-style bread.

Then, a few months back, I posted a Hawaii-inspired recipe called "LOLO ONO". It wasn't a specific Hawaiian dessert, but I used some of the foods they're most famous for to make it (coconut, macadamia nuts, bananas...). It was SO TASTY, and didn't actually involve any baking!


I just started my first of my four required Spanish classes (for what I'm majoring in), so I guess Spanish-speaking countries have been on my mind lately!

So tonight, I made a Mexican pastry known as "Conchas" (shells). It's called that because they look like shells on the beach! I think these little treats are so pretty! They're basically like a roll or bun with a sweet, crunchy topping (mine was a cinnamon & sugar mixture). Here they are!!!


I think it would be SO COOL to go to a place with a completely different culture than mine and watch someone bake...is that a weird thing to say???




Thanks for reading! :)

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