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Around the world in 194 meals
December 16, 2012 3:44 PM   Subscribe

Jesse and Laura are cooking and eating their way through the United Nations, and raising money for World Food Program USA as they do.
posted by booksherpa (14 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hungary?
posted by hal9k at 5:27 PM on December 16, 2012


Turkey.
posted by not_on_display at 5:31 PM on December 16, 2012


Try the Djibouti!
posted by Nomyte at 5:35 PM on December 16, 2012


See also The Confined Nomad, previously on MeFi, which unfortunately only got as far as Comoros before going on indefinite hiatus in mid-2011.
posted by jedicus at 5:36 PM on December 16, 2012


Democratic People's Republic of DELICIOUS.
posted by mdonley at 5:36 PM on December 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


In before anyone makes the Sheik Djibouti joke? Good.
I love this idea, and I hope it's more than a pitch for a book and does raise a decent amount of cash. I wonder how far they'll get. Even at one meal per week they'll still be looking at another three years.

Ful medames is already on my list of things to try.
Bookmarked as NOM.


I wonder if they'll make chilled monkey brains when they get to India?
posted by Mezentian at 5:43 PM on December 16, 2012


I know Jesse, and I can affirm that this is a project with good smart people with no ulterior motive. As of this month they've raised over $12,000 for the World Food Program(me). It's clear they don't hold any illusions about how long this will take, but really, for two young marrieds in NYC, it's a pretty fantastic hobby/project.
posted by juniperesque at 5:53 PM on December 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I know Jesse, and I can affirm that this is a project with good smart people with no ulterior motive.

Metafilter, is there anything it can't do?

Thanks juniperesque. That's good to know. The internet has made me cynical.
posted by Mezentian at 5:57 PM on December 16, 2012


I hope, when they get to the United States, they go call out and consult Flavortown.
posted by Mezentian at 6:01 PM on December 16, 2012


Ful medames is already on my list of things to try.
I only tried this at the local Yemeni place because the menu said "Foul Madames".
Extremely disappointed! Those madames were fragrant and delicious!
posted by pantsrobot at 6:15 PM on December 16, 2012


I've been fortunate enough to go to a number of the countries they visited (and an adventurous eater to boot), and every place I checked, they did a really good job, I think, of bringing out the spirit of the place. They clearly do their homework and give it full effort. A great job, although the navigate-by-country thingy isn't working well on my computer.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 6:36 PM on December 16, 2012


Really enjoying reading this!
posted by threeants at 8:00 PM on December 16, 2012


I also know Jesse and Laura, and can confirm that they're awesome people. My understanding is that since Jesse works for a corporation that matches charitable giving, the funds raised through United Noshes are doubly efficient.

New York metafiltrarians should consider a meetup. I've eaten Jesse's cooking and I doubt you'll be disappointed.
posted by Richard Daly at 9:05 PM on December 16, 2012


Holy shit, this seems amazing. I like to cook, and you can tell just from the way they talk about stuff that they really know what they're doing. I feel like playing six degrees of Kevin Bacon on real life to see if I could wrangle an invitation.
posted by Diablevert at 5:29 AM on December 17, 2012


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