COUNTRY Austria Dishes Kaiserschmarrn, Schnitzel, Apfelspalten Time  Apfelspalten (20 minutes), Kaiserschmarren (30 minutes), Schnitzel (1 hour) Effort  7/10 in total Rough cost  £12 in total COUNTRY  Austria Capital  Vienna Population  8,902,600 (96th biggest) Land mass  83,879 km2 Languages  German (official) Religions (majority) Catholic FOOD FOR THOUGHT We were really spoilt for choice this week, asContinue reading “AUSTRIA”


COUNTRY Australia Dishes Pavlova, Barbecue feast + Anzac biscuits Time  2 1/2 hours in total Effort  6/10 Rough cost  £12 COUNTRY  Australia Capital  Canberra Population  25, 639, 600 (51st largest) Land mass  7, 692, 024 km2 (6th largest) Languages  English Religions Various Food for thought Mwara: I was very lucky this week when researching Australia,Continue reading “AUSTRALIA”


COUNTRY Argentina Dishes Vegan Empanadas, Chimchurri Time  Empanadas = 1 hour, Effort  Empanadas = 5/10, Rough cost  Empanadas = £4, COUNTRY  Argentina Capital  Buenos Aries Population  44, 938, 712 (32nd largest) Land mass  2, 780, 400 km2 (8th largest) Languages  Spanish (national language) Religions Roman Catholic (62.9%) THOUGHTS Argentinian cuisine is a blend of MediterraneanContinue reading “ARGENTINA”


COUNTRY Antigua and Barbuda Dishes Antiguan raisin buns Time  2 hours Effort  6/10 Rough cost  £4 COUNTRY  Antigua and Barbuda Capital  St. John’s Population  96, 286 (199th largest) Land mass  440 km2 (182nd) Languages  English (official), Creole Religions Christian THOUGHTS The local cuisine of Antigua and Barbuda reflects the Caribbean, but also flavours from JamaicaContinue reading “ANTIGUA + BARBUDA”


COUNTRY Angola Dishes Kizaka, Funge, Chicken Muamba, Cornmeal mash Time  1.30 hours for everything Effort  5 Rough cost  £10 in total COUNTRY  Angola Capital  Luanda Population  25, 789, 024 Land mass  1, 246, 700 km2 (22nd largest) Languages  Portuguese (official) Religions Roman Catholic THOUGHTS There is still strong evidence of Angola’s Portuguese history in theContinue reading “ANGOLA”


COUNTRY Andorra Dishes Trinxat, Truites de Carreroles (Mushroom Omelette) Time  1 hour for each Effort  5/10 Rough cost  £5 COUNTRY  Principality of Andorra Capital  Andorra la Vella Population  76,177 (11th smallest) Land mass  467 km2 (16th smallest) Languages  Catalan (official) Religions Roman Catholicism Andorra is sovereign landlocked micro state on the Iberian Peninsula, in the easternContinue reading “ANDORRA”


COUNTRY Algeria Dishes Harira, Algerian Pizza, Traditional Couscous + Chtitha Batata (Potato Stew) Time  1 hour per dish Effort  6 Rough cost  £5 per dish COUNTRY  Algeria Capital  Algiers Population  42,200,000 Land mass  2,381,741 (10th largest) Languages  Arabic (official), French Religions Islam Introduction Algerian week was just delicious. Full of colour, root vegetables and spices.Continue reading “ALGERIA”


COUNTRY Albania Dishes Tave Kosi, Perime Zgare, Baklava, Sheqerpare Time  3 hours Effort  6/10 Rough cost  £18 COUNTRY  Albania Capital  Tirana Population  2, 876, 591 Land mass  28, 748 km2 (140th largest) Languages  Albanian (also greek, Aromanian, Macedonian) Religions most commonly practised is Islam, followed by christianity HISTORY Tave Kosi: apparently cooks were marinating lambContinue reading “ALBANIA”