We have foodie friends and every few months we meet up for an impromptu pot-luck style dinner.
At our most recent get-together last October our guests bought food from their home countries of Lithuania, Armenia, Canada, Netherlands and New Zealand.
Unfortunately our Lithuanian friends arrived almost an hour late so my pastries were heading towards cremated status and were a generous dark brown colour instead of the soft golden brown they usually should be.
There was a beef stroganoff dish that came in two versions: the larger pot with mushrooms as the recipe was intended, and a small one for me to try sans mushrooms since I’m allergic to them.
Our Canadian friends opted for a salmon dish and Himself who also opted for fish.
It’s really interesting to try other cuisines and if you know anyone from a different country or culture it’s well worth organising this kind of dinner because it’s a fun eye opener and gives you an insight into food you might otherwise never be brave enough to try.
We added olives, cucumber and a baguette to the table to complete our menu and had a fabulous meal!