Wow these crazy times we live in at the moment have seen some terrible things happen but also some inventive and amazing things too. So I love this idea that Chef Charlie Carrington and his team came up with to have Masterclasses with 3 recipes a week and each week will be a different country’s cuisine. If you are lucky enough to live in Melbourne you can order the box of ingredients for the week and then cook along at home while you watch the youtube masterclass or each of the nights Charlie does a live video on instagram where he cooks the recipe and answers any questions. If we can’t travel the world right now we may as well taste it in our own kitchens. I have been doing the DIY version and having to make up parts of the recipes myself as some of the ingredients boxes includes parts of the recipes already completed like the spice mixes, pickles or sauces. This really has been a delicious journey so far and I am definitely along for the culinary trip around the world with Charlie & his team. I’m so grateful to be able to join in and already have been introduced to some new recipes, ingredients and spices to make & taste.

Week 1 Vietnam

Fish Cake, Cucumber Salad with Bean Sprouts (I was missing bean sprouts) YUM!!
Chicken, Rice, Egg and Peanut Crumble – So Delicious!!
Mushroom Pho – so nourishing!

Week 2 Israel

Shawarma Lamb Pitta with Hummus Israeli salad & pickles
Chicken Schnitzel Spiced Butter and Pumpkin Salad
Eggplant Matbucha chickpeas goats cheese & olives – AMAZING!!

Week 3 Korea

Buckwheat Noodles, Chicken Mince & Red Kimchi – So good, I used my homemade kimchi & smoked tofu YUM!!
Beef Bulgogi
Mushroom Bibimbap Egg & Seaweed

Week 4 Mexico

Chicken Tamales
Pulled Pork Tacos
Pumpkin and Black Bean Enchiladas

Week 5 Peru

Papas a la Huacaina
Lomo Saltado
Smoked Cauliflower, Quinoa Salad and Ocopa Sauce

Week 6 France

Chicken Cassoulet
Beef Bourguignon
Classic French Onion Soup

Week 7 Brazil

Sausage Feijoada
Carne Churrasco
Vatapa Pumpkin

Week 8 Thailand

Satay Chicken
Pad Kra Pao Moo – Pork Loin Stir Fry with Green Beans
Pad See Ew -Mushroom, Noodles & Chinese Broccoli