I was thinking about a conversation I had with a newcomer who told me about her first trip grocery shopping and how she was shocked to find the expiration date on the butter only two weeks from the day she bought it. She explained that in the States they'd go through four sticks of butter in maybe 6 months. Sometimes it took them a year to use it! I chuckled a little bit because as I expected, she came back to me a month later enlightened to the ways of cooking in the third world. Now with a new appreciation for butter!
Cooking in the third world requires all the basics; butter, cream, flour and lots and lots of eggs. There is zero prepackaged food here. Anything (of quality) you want to eat, has to be made by you! Needless to say, we go through a ton of these kitchen staples. Especially eggs!
|All eggs have to be bleached and floated to make sure they are clean and fresh|
|mini egg and cheese souffles for breakfast. It is HARD to make a souffle at this altitude. They were collapsing as I took that photo.|
|I swear I didn't adjust the color on this photo. The eggs are bright yellow!|