196 flavors is a unique culinary blog created and designed by Vera and Mike. It is the only bilingual (French and English) world cuisine food blog, which allows a greater number of foodies as curious as the duo to discover unique, unusual and above all authentic recipes.
Epicurious. The term was already coined by a very well known website but it sums up what united us (in addition to a certain fanaticism for spelling and grammar). Epicureans and cooking enthusiasts, the two of us are above all curious and take pleasure in discovering and sharing our culinary findings.
Although united by the same passion, each of us brings a personal touch to 196 flavors.
Vera is the “expert”. With over 30 years of experience in the kitchen (yes, she started very young), she has mastered the basics of cooking and often offers advice on various groups and culinary sites.
Mike is “the daredevil”. Nicknamed as such by his friends, he is constantly in search of unusual recipes and techniques with impossible to find ingredients. Some would say he lost his hair finding so many recipes with unpronounceable names, but he’s been bald for a while already. The devil is always pushing the envelope, whether it is with humor or culinary surprises.
Each month, we feature recipes based on a country, region or theme. For our first world tour which began in October 2012, we visited one continent per week: Europe, Asia, Africa, Americas, or Oceania.
Our articles do not only include the authentic and traditional recipe but also the stories about its origins, and the details about often unique and local ingredients. We completed our World Culinary Tour in May 2014, and have therefore virtually traveled the 196 countries that cover our planet, with 196 recipes available in English and French. Yes, that is 392 publications for the mathematicians among us!
But this is only the beginning of the adventure. Since then, we have been pursuing our virtual journey to share more international, ethnic, authentic and traditional recipes.
All our recipes are categorized by type, i.e. appetizer, main course, dessert, vegetarian, gluten-free, by continent or by author. Even if we do extensive research before publishing our recipes and articles, we also rely on our culinary experts to validate this research and bring the credibility, authenticity and quality that make 196 flavors a different kind of blog.
Our recipes are also accessible via our interactive and visual flavors map.
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