August Goulash

In another week, my journey into Italian cuisine will be over (at least this time around). Some of you have been asking what country I’ve chosen as my theme for August. The answer – all around the world in 30 days!

I know that’s breaking from my original theme, but desperate times call for desperate measures. I am part of a 4 person team putting together a cookbook for Raleigh’s International Festival. We are working on updating a cookbook that is almost 20 years old now, and we’re adding a bunch of new recipes as well. The new cookbook format is going to include a lot more food photos than originally planned, and we’d like to test some of the recipes to be sure they can be replicated and taste good. It’s a hard job, but somebody’s got to do it ;)

So I’ll spend the month of August trying out some of these recipes that have been submitted, taking photos and editing the recipes for inclusion in the cookbook. In the meantime, if you or your friends in the Triangle area of North Carolina would like to submit recipes from around the world, please send them to  Every recipe contributor will be entered to win a free cookbook!

Throughout the three-day festival (Sept.30-Oct.2), we’re also scheduling local chefs to demonstrate their favorite dishes and provide samples and recipes for the audience. There will be dancing, music, tons of good food, and cultural booths centered around this year’s theme of “Myths and Legends”. Please join us this fall for the 26th annual International Festival, to celebrate our wonderful cultural diversity here in the Triangle!


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