It’s finally here…Euro 2012 kicks off later today with Poland Vs Greece and with it comes my very own Euro 2012 Cooking Challenge.
Having read ‘Julie and Julia’ and other blogs where the writer sets themselves some sort of culinary challenge, I wanted to get involved and thought this one would be perfect. I will definitely be trying new dishes and may even find a new favourite cuisine.
So, here are the rules:
- 16 countries are competing so I must make 16 dishes, one from each country.
- The dish can be sweet, savoury or a drink
- I must blog about each dish, whether it turns out to be a success or a failure!
Now I worked out that I have 24 days until the final on July 1st which makes it sound quite achievable but I am also away every weekend between now and then doing various things so I can foresee a bit of panic cooking as we get nearer to the end but we’ll see!
Now, just in case you didn’t know, here are the 16 countries:
2) Republic of Ireland
9) Czech Republic
15) Denmark (who I have drawn in the sweepstake with my class!)
I did a bit of Google research last night on the national dish of each country and I have to admit that I am already struggling! I’m fine with the Mediterranean countries and ones that I have visited but I am finding it tricky to find tasty Scandinavian recipes (lots of herring!) and some good ones for the Eastern European countries (lots of cabbage!) so any pieces of advice (or even recipes!) would be gratefully received!
I am off on a hen weekend later today so I will be back early next week tackling the first of my new recipes!
Oh, one more thing…COME ON ENGLAND!