Dish by dish, one family is exploring the world without leaving their home. Brianna Deveraux-Allen has been cooking up connections, using her kitchen to transport her loved ones to countries and cultures around the globe. Her mission: create a well-researched meal from a new country every week. Then serve it with facts, fun, and finish it off with an artsy sketchbook entry. And keep doing it, 204 times.
What possesses someone to make an authentic meal from every country, in alphabetical order? Deveraux-Allen laughingly admits the project started with fanciful visions of time spent with her young son, and a blindness to the energy it would require. What has kept her going has a more complicated answer. The simple ideas that originally inspired her have transformed into a deeper drive of togetherness. First, her family bonded, then the world responded. Now, with thousands of ideas for dishes from friends and strangers, she presses on, halfway through the five-year adventure.