When I travel, I'm always on the lookout for new flavors, cooking techniques and most importantly, the stories behind regional recipes. It's inspiring! And when I return home, I love to recreate, and often put my own spin, on the dishes.
After teaching my courses in Spain, I came home and immediately bought a paella pan and quite often I'm stirring a big pan of chicken, prawn, and sausage paella out on my back deck for a large dinner party. Paella can really be made with any combination of proteins you like. And it's an instant party when you serve it! And after my last trip to Marrakech, Morocco, I realized that tagines might just be my favorite dinner to "throw together" any day of the week. Really-- tagines are so easy to make!
I hope that you enjoy this collection of recipes. Let me know how they turn out for you!