The first time I heard of Bhutan was ten years ago. I was watching a Taiwanese drama called Meteor Garden with a predictable set of characters. A rich, evil mother tried to separate her headstrong son from a poor, but worthy girl. The implacable mother did everything in her power to set her son up with “appropriate” girls, and failed every time. The poor girl didn’t even like the rich guy, but of course he won her over. After the hero and heroine finally got together, the hero lost his memory in a car crash in Spain. His mother saw this as the perfect opportunity to set her son up with a princess from Bhutan.

Whenever I think of Thai food I think of green curry. So I was somewhat surprised when I asked my Thai classmate what dishes were common in Thailand, and she said Tom Yum soup and Green Papaya Salad.

Even though posting came to halt, cooking for my world food challenge continued. None of the three countries’ cuisines have stellar reputations, although English food is probably famous for being the worst. Cuban and Honduran food were more closely related both geographically and culinarily, and both contain rice and beans as staples. Although Cuban sandwiches at least have the Earl of Sandwich to thank for their name, other than their reputations, neither Honduran nor Cuban cuisine had much in common with English food.

Before starting this challenge I had never heard of Montenegro. It turns out I am not alone, when searching for a map of Montenegro I found one from the perspective of Norwegians, and there is not even a stereotype for Montenegro. As a country, it has only been around in its current form since 2006, it is smaller than wales, and it has ten times fewer people than Tennessee. Its most famous foods are Njeguški cheese and Njeguški prosciutto, and it also produces wine, although none of these are available in Korea.

Coffee makes Monday mornings bearable and lazy Sundays more pleasurable. Coffee was so important in Turkey, a woman could divorce her husband if he did not provide her with coffee each day.yemen.map02 Coffee was brought to Europe via Turkey from Yemen. The origin of the word coffee is the poetic name for wine in Yemeni, Qahwah, and coffee was first consumed by Sufi monks in Yemen to help them pray longer.