One of the things I absolutely love about blogging is all the remarkable people that I have met. Mostly virtually but some in person and they have been amazing. Of course, it makes perfect sense that you would connect so well with fellow bloggers, since our shared passion for food is what got us together in the first place.
This is especially true with Laura at Silk Road Gourmet who I got to know last year when I was doing research. Since then, we have struck up many email conversations and become virtual pals. Her blog is brilliant. She is a world-traveller, cookbook author and real scholar of the exotic cuisines of the Silk Road. All the dishes I have tried from the blog have been superb and the writing is so fine and fascinating. She eats with the people she visits (that takes a lot of courage... yak butter tea????) in their homes and in really authentic eateries.
Last year, she graciously did a guest blog for me HERE, with a great story and a delicious lamb dish with barley and mint from the oldest recipes in the world (on clay tablets!). She invited me to make another dish from the tablets for her really fun Mesopotamian Cook-off last summer that I did HERE.
Needless to say, guest-blogging with her is an enormous pleasure. Please go visit her blog and read my guest post for these terribly delicious meatballs from the golden era of Baghdad. They are delicately sweet and sour and very good. They ate pretty well in old Baghdad!
Visit Silk Road Gourmet HERE to read the rest and then enjoy scrolling back over her amazing posts!