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Are you addicted to home 'world cuisine' changes?


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Are you addicted to home 'world cuisine' changes?

Puffin3 | Dec 23, 2012 06:38 AM

Are you the kind of home cook who has sudden urges to change to different cuisines totally? I am and it doesn't seem to ever work out. Example: I have lots of cookbooks devoted to Japanese food, Malaysian food, French food, Chinese food and on and on. The other day I was looking at my cook books and I had a sudden impulse to cook only Japanese food, maybe forever. 'Forever' for me always seems to last a few days fortunately for my wife. So I dig my Japanese cook books out and make a list of all the ingredients I 'must have' in the pantry. These bottles of mirin/dashi etc are then set out ready to use. This time it's going to be different from all the other times. Trouble is inevitably after screwing up a couple of dinners I sort of loose interest in Japanese food. I never really liked miso anyway. This happens about four times a year. I must have bought then given to the thrift store a dozen bamboo steamer sets. And wok sets? There's a container of miso in the back of the fridge I must have bought a year ago. I opened it and it had one spoonful used. After my last episode of 'Maylasian Madness' I asked my wife what she wanted for dinner the next night. "How about some braised short ribs and roasted garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli?". The next day the 'kitchen elves' had removed all those strange bottles and bags from the counter. Does this sort of sickness have you in it's grips? If so what are your experiences with say 'going Thai'?

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