GLOBAL CUISINE NEWS
What a popular dinner ! Well our Mexican Cuisine Potluck last Saturday brought out a crowd – thirty-nine diners including lots of guests. A great time and a great variety of food. Let’s do it again!
The next potluck – on Saturday, June 13 – will be a cuisine we haven’t tried before – Laotian. Chris and Dennis Urick will be telling us about their recent trip to Laos and showing slides of their visit.
Laotian cooking sounds delicious. Just the names of the dishes conjure exotic images. Some might be more fun to read about than actually eat, though, for instance: Barbequed Ox Tongue, Red Ant Salad, Duck’s Blood Salad. Many others sound wonderful and simple to prepare. Recipes will appear soon on the time and Talent Table.
According to “the Roo sisters” writing on an Australian website, http://www.sbs.com.au/food/cuisine/lao, the most important Laotian foods are “sticky rice, fresh vegetables, mountains of fresh herbs, fish and meat, fish sauce, chili, spices, fruit and more sticky rice”
They praise the Lao diet for being almost completely free of processed foods. “Ironically, it’s the poor economic status of this small, landlocked South-East Asian country that has kept its cuisine fresh, vibrant and healthy for hundreds of years,” they say.
You might want to read the Roo sisters’ report. They include 26 recipes with pictures. check out the website listed above. And don’t forget to put the June 13th supper on your calend