The idea was born over a slice at our local pizza parlour, Winnie Bagoes, when we were discussing the fact that
After talking excitedly about the many possibilities that this journey could offer, we decided it was an adventure worth doing – something that we would remember for the rest of our lives.
The first rule of any epic mission is to give it a cool name. For lack of anything better (and largely due to
Secondly, to undertake an adventure of this nature, you can't do it alone. "Luckily for me" says Brence, "...
The rules were laid down, and somewhat expanded from the initial concept. The ‘journey’ is to focus on sampling food from as many different nations as possible, that can either be eaten at a restaurant or cooked at home (there aren’t any Guatemalan restaurants in Christchurch that we know of, so googling for specific recipes to concoct will become a necessary part of the mission).
But we aren’t stopping there – drinks were added as a category (mainly to pander to
Proper preparations are an integral part of any journey. A map of the world was duly purchased, along with a myriad of coloured map pins to help track our progress. Blue for cooking at home, black for eating at restaurants, green for drinks and red for movies.
In this blog we will share the highs and lows, the spicy and outright flavourless, the cooking masterpieces and the disasters.
Come along with us and enjoy the journey that is Operation Dumpling.