three complete meals
Create three complete meals (protein, starch, vegetable) that are traditional to distinct regions or countries, using three different proteins, three different starches, and three different vegetables, that are unique to three different countries or regions within countries, using different cooking techniques and methods. You will use nine different feature ingredients and nine different cooking techniques/methods in total. You may choose any country or region within a country (more than one region within the same country is acceptable). The ingredients may be combined with other ingredients to create each meal category (protein, starch, vegetable), however the cooking methods among the three complete meals may not be repeated.
For example: Southern United States-Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Boiled Okra; Yucatan, Mexico-Pit roasted pork shoulder (Cochinita Pibil), stewed pinto beans (frijoles borrachos), and pickled onions (cebollas Curtidas); Toscana, Italy-Grilled beefsteak alla Fiorentina, oven-baked potato casserole (Patate al forno), and broiled eggplant with Parmeggiano-Reggiano.
In your supporting memo, describe each meal by giving background on where each meal traditionally comes from and why, plus whatever additional supporting information you can provide to give richness and context to the regional origins of the combination of items in the meal. Use your creative writing skills to paint a picture with your memo that whisks the reader away to the land and circumstances from which each meal came.
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