One of our new year's tasks this year is to choose one country each week to cook a meal from while we're home and if we have access to a kitchen when we're away. I've printed out a blank map of the world and each week the girls pick a country and then we find a recipe online. No repeats allowed for this whole year. This is new for us this year as we've done different versions of this before- but they have clear favorites like Indian and Chinese that show up all the time. So this year we've got to try out 52 new recipes from 52 different countries.
So last night we tried Tyler Florence's Morrocan stew. We watch very little TV around here but when we do it's usually the food network or the travel channel. My girls know the food network chefs like other kids their age know Hannah Montana or the High School musical kids, whom they do not know. They often pretend to be Giada when cooking or tell me, "That's not how Paula would do it."