26 Countries and 1 Kitchen + Giveaway

Food is very important to all of us. When we’re happy, we eat cake. When we’re sad, we eat…cake. It’s even one of the last requests of those on death row that we honor.

Food is even more of a source of comfort in this crappy economy. It won’t charge you interest. It won’t fire you. But it will make you feel happy. Calm. At rest. It’s one of those joys in life that, for the most part, can always be enjoyed.

Which is why, my husband and I have started our own blog: 26 Countries and 1 Kitchen

We’re an adventurous couple who’d love for nothing more than to throw caution to the wind and travel around the world…except you’d have to call us Ishmael because we can’t cover the ever increasing airfare and cost to bring our luggage with us over many trips. Not to mention the fact that we can’t quit our jobs…we need them.

So, we’re bringing the world to us instead. The tastes and smells of different countries, minus the jet lag, will be invited and experimented upon with the help of our tiny kitchen. We’ll try 2 new recipes per week and a new country every two weeks. In a year, we’ll have sampled the exotic cuisine of 26 different countries. Our journey will start off as if we’re backpacking through Canada. We’ll continue our journey through Russia, Europe, Africa, South America, Mexico, and end with us back home in the United States this time next year.

We might be in over our heads. Ok. We are in over our heads. But hopefully, we’ll learn to cook for starters or at least learn that being an adult comes with other benefits such as being able to laugh at the very lumpy bowl of eggnog or a pile of sticky dough. If we make it through with all five fingers and apartment intact, we might just find ourselves after all.

We’ll share you trials and tribulations with you. We’ll share what recipe’s work for the average dumbstruck American and which one’s turn out disastrous.

That’s not all. We want you to join us in this adventure. All the recipes will be accessible online and posted in advance so you try your hand at each dish as well. Come back if you haven’t burned your house down from cooking and tell us how the recipe went for you.

If we haven’t burned our kitchen down, we’ll celebrate together.

Come and cook your way around the world with us!

I’d love it if you went and check out our new blog:

26 Countries and 1 Kitchen

I’ll giveaway a $10 Starbucks Gift card free to anyone who goes over to this blog and comments on it!

Rules for this contest:

*You must comment on the 26 Countries and 1 Kitchen Blog Page. You can enter anytime from right now up to Sunday (Mar.13). Those who comment will be entered to win. Giveaways are U.S. only (sorry!) When you comment, you will be asked for your email address. This information will not be made public. It will only be used to contact the winner. You must provide your name.

For additional entries and chances to win:

*Subscribe to that blog!

*Become a member on Facebook: 26 Countries and 1 Kitchen

*Follow us on Twitter: Cook26Countries

*Tell someone and have them comment here! (Make sure you have them point out they referred you!)

*Twitter, Facebook, or Blog about the contest (you must provide a separate comment that you did this with a link).

Every name is assigned a random number. The more you enter, the more numbers are assigned to your name. The range of numbers is put into a Random Number Calculator and the winning number is chosen! I’ll announce the winners on Mar. 14! Once contacted, the winner will have three days to email me their mailing addresses. If I do not receive a reply within the allotted time, I will pick another winner. Good luck!

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19 thoughts on “26 Countries and 1 Kitchen + Giveaway

  1. Liz M. says:

    I tweeted:

  2. Liz M. says:

    I follow you on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

  3. Liz M. says:

    I like you on Facebook!

  4. Liz M. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I commented!

  5. Tiffany D. says:

    I Tweeted 🙂

  6. Tiffany D. says:

    I follow via Twitter (@enterthedrew) 🙂

  7. Tiffany D. says:

    I became a Facebook member (tiffany drew)

  8. Tiffany D. says:

    I subscribed via email 🙂

  9. Tiffany D. says:

    Love the new blog idea!

    I commented on the blog 🙂

  10. karenk says:

    i love your new blog…hope you don’t mind if i visit often 🙂

    i’m an email subscriber (and follower, too)

  11. Aubrey Fick says:

    I follow you on Twitter
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

  12. Aubrey Fick says:

    I like you on FB
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

  13. Aubrey Fick says:

    I commented on one of your blog posts! 🙂
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

  14. Genna Sarnak says:

    Oh, and I tweeted about this, not to enter the contest, but b/c I think the idea is great and I want to share it:

  15. Genna Sarnak says:

    What an adorable idea, Brittany! I subscribed to the new blog, “liked” on FB, and followed on Twitter! Good luck! 🙂

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