Do you 'invent' when you cook?
I have a big pot of beef Bolognese simmering while I write a chapter with an Italian migrant family in it. Can you smell the onions, garlic and red wine ?
I was thirteen years old in 1959 when I tasted my first 'Spag Bol.' Italian food was relatively unknown in Australia before post WWII migration from southern Europe. Now I only use the wholemeal variety of spaghetti and I love to cook a variety of dishes. I've recently been preparing more Middle Eastern food.
Tonight's meal is an Asian Italian mix because I'm using bean sprouts instead of spaghetti. I find it fun to invent recipes.
This week I've had fun painting, sketching, blogging, and I'm heading too bed early for a change, tired out ofter a big week. I've been getting my art images into an online store that distributes world wide.
Feel welcome to share what International cuisine influences your cooking in the comments.
Yes, this really is the same art image you can see me painting in the first photos.
Even I'm thrilled with how well This rose painting converted into designer decor.