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Hello Foodies!

Grab your maps and sextants!  Welcome to our voyage around the globe.  Although this journey is make believe, the dishes and countries we are about to taste and visit are very real and a culinary adventure at that.  In this blog we are cooking our way around the globe with the “Universal Language Series”.  Every Country, Every National Dish, One Blog!

The mission of MyHungryTum is to enable home cooks and foodies to try new recipes, compare notes, learn techniques, swap trivia and generally revel in food and the many wonderful culinary creations of each culture around the planet.  

I look forward to your comments and questions and hope you enjoy the food and the adventures!

Bon Voyage and Bon Appetite…Eric

34 Comments leave one →
  1. ilana dee permalink
    January 30, 2010 12:41 pm

    This is the coolest idea. Thanks! Do you think on the countries and dishes page you could link the completed dishes to the recipe? That way, it’s easy for us latecomers to find them.

    • January 30, 2010 1:21 pm

      Will do! Thanks for the comment! I have been debating that very same thing.

    • January 30, 2010 1:29 pm

      Thanks Ilana for the idea! It is done.

      • ilana dee permalink
        January 30, 2010 9:51 pm

        THANK YOU!!!! This really is so great. I can’t wait to try some of them.

  2. February 9, 2010 9:07 pm

    Love the site and the idea behind it! Nicely done!

    • February 9, 2010 11:15 pm

      Hi Tara,

      Thank you so much for the luv and the follow! Your blog is amazing!

      I will tweet it out tomorrow….


  3. March 17, 2010 4:25 pm

    Hi Eric!

    I came here because we are both recipients of Liren’s Sunshine award (which I was so honored to receive) I love your blog’s food adventures around the globe idea. I would love to join you in your journeys!

  4. April 17, 2010 5:36 pm

    Very interesting blog! You’ve ate the whole world!

    • April 17, 2010 9:42 pm

      LOL Not yet but I am working on it! Thank you for leaving a nice comment on my blog. Cheers….

  5. June 30, 2010 1:54 pm

    Hey Eric! I stumbled on your AWESOME website while searching for Bulgarian dishes….I think you and I are kindred foodie souls, although your website is WAY more professional than my little blog!

    Keep cooking!!!


    • July 12, 2010 11:13 am

      Sarah, Thanks for stopping in and the kind comments. I will be checking out your blog now! Looking forward to it. I am sorry it took so long to reply. I have not been blogging recently but aim to start again really soon. Cheers!

  6. July 9, 2010 2:15 pm

    I came here because we are both recipients of Liren’s Sunshine award (which I was so honored to receive) I love your blog’s food adventures around the globe idea. I would love to join you in your journeys!

    • July 13, 2010 11:09 am

      Thanks for stopping by and I am sorry it took so long to reply. Liren is great and I am happy to have join the adventures! Cheers..Eric

  7. July 27, 2010 10:06 pm

    Hey Eric, so nice to see you blogging again! Here’s the link to mine so you can check in from time to time.

    I’ll be posting the sorbet experience soon, win or lose.

    • August 3, 2010 7:51 pm

      Hi Jet, cool to hear from you. Definitely keep me posted on the Sorbet experience. Your orange chai sorbet was fabulous!

  8. September 13, 2010 2:10 am

    Thank you so much for posting about “Riz gras”, a friend of mine sponsors a child through Compassion, and her child is in Burkina Faso, listing “Riz Gras” as her favorite food. It was great for me to be able to find and share the recipe with her so that she could feel more connected to her child. May God richly Bless you,

    • September 17, 2010 6:43 pm

      Dear Anna,

      That has to be the most touching comment to date! I am occasionally reminded that this is a very worthwhile project by comments such as yours. It is truly warming to think that the Riz Gras article was that relevant to someone. Yet I am reminded that these dishes became “national dishes” because they were beloved.

      Thank you for leaving a comment. Sorry it took me awhile to respond.


      • September 18, 2010 1:16 am

        Eric, thank you for your response, I don’t think it took that long…now, 2-3 years later might have been another story. LOL I don’t suppose you’d want to feature my Sponsor daughter in Peru’s favorite dish, roasted Guinea pig? I admit to curiousity about it, but am not brave enough to attempt making it myself…guinea pigs are too cute for me to butcher! LOL

  9. October 26, 2010 3:59 pm

    I agree with you totally, and i dnt know who thinks oposite.

  10. Joe Jones permalink
    November 8, 2010 4:00 am

    Hello. It seems we are doing a similar adventure – albeit you are considerably further through the task than I am!. Our blogs are very different, but I like what I see of yours. Interestingly we both cooked Finland last week. Your blog is great, keep up the good work.

    • November 8, 2010 10:16 am

      Thanks Joe! There is a group of us doing this type of thing, in other words, a support group. 🙂

      Global Table Adventure and “Whats Cooking in Your World” are two of my favorites. Check them out. There are links on my blogroll. I will post yours up there as well. If you ever need anything let me know….

      Welcome to the global adventure!

      • Joe Jones permalink
        November 9, 2010 3:37 am

        Fantastic. I hadn’t seen the others but I like your thinking in that it could be a support group. I will add you as a link right now. Just seen you put mine up which is awesome, but it was spelt as riverbanks not riverbank so I think the link is corrupt.
        Lets keep in touch – especially when we hit middle Africa where Riz au Gras seems to be the top dish in every country!

  11. December 24, 2010 6:45 pm

    This one very well made post i must say.

  12. young cookie permalink
    December 28, 2010 7:19 pm

    hi, im kind of young but i like ur blog its really nice! i read the thing about roasted guinie pig and that is like totaly discusting. 😦 who ever eats that i dont like them (even if i dont no them) well nice talking please replay i will be very honerd (did i spell that right?) any ways thanx for every thing only this interesting page and thanx for your time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • December 28, 2010 7:34 pm

      Hello Adrianna,

      Guinea pigs are cute, I had several as a kid. However, rumor has it that they are tasty if prepared properly. I haven’t had an opportunity to test that theory. Folks in the Andes Mountains particularly in Peru in South America eat them as a part of their regular diet, since they are plentiful and provide good nourishment for rural villagers. After examining what goes into chicken mcnuggets, I think guinea pigs might be preferable.

      Glad you enjoy the rest of the blog. Stop back often.
      Eric – Myhungrytum

  13. February 2, 2011 8:37 am

    So many people doing such similar things! Yet I guess we all have a slight different flavor, eh? Keep up the cooking.

  14. February 18, 2011 1:03 pm

    Hi there!

    Thank you so much for that comment! I am trying to learn as much as possible, but yes I think I am going to be attending JWU in Denver after graduating from CU this fall! I am so excited, I have only heard great things about JWU and the programs they offer. Finally, my dream is coming true! =) I am excited to see the recipes you post, I am always trying to experiment with different culture’s cuisines. Great to “meet” you!


    • February 18, 2011 1:08 pm

      If I can help in any way, let me know….Congrats on pursuing your dream. Now prepare for the hard work of Mise En Place and “Standing the Heat!”…

  15. March 15, 2011 1:46 am

    Hi, so they say great minds think alike. Well I too decided I would cook my way around the world and blog the results. While you have been cooking the national dish of each nation, I am merely trying to find simple recipes inspired by each nation. I stumbled across your blog and thought I would share mine with you. Would appreciate any tips as:

    a) I am a hopeless cook (this is all about learning and improving);
    b) I have never blogged before.

    Happy for you to share my blog if you like it (

  16. May 4, 2011 8:50 pm

    Hey i just visited your site for the first time and i really liked it, i bookmarked it and will be back 😀

  17. May 8, 2011 8:35 pm

    You have some nice articles. It’s hard to find quality articles anymore with so many people posting PLR and nonsense articles. Keep up the good work.

  18. July 19, 2011 7:12 pm

    Hi Eric,
    What a wonderful site you have here. Your articles are very informative and articulate.
    I too have been attempting to cook the national dishes of the world (, and your blog serves as something of an inspiration.
    I noticed that many people are cooking cuisines of the world, so to set myself apart, I film my “attempts” and then upload the results. Have a look if you can, any tips would be most appreciated.
    Being an amateur cook (but massive foodie) I started cooking to increase my cooking skill but also for adventure.
    Unfortunately, I don’t have your flair or expertise, but am thoroughly enjoying the ride. Keep up the excellent work, I’ll be reading!

  19. September 12, 2011 5:25 am

    It is actually a nice and useful piece of information. I am happy that you just shared this useful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  20. October 29, 2011 8:54 am

    Hi Eric, I had a great idea for a blog a few months ago, but now I see my idea wasn’t so original after all! I’ve been undertaking more or less the same culinary adventure as you, and also been having a lot of fun doing it. Just wanted to give a fellow world food blogger a shout-out. We might overlap now and then, but hopefully our different styles and tastes makes it a case of “the more, the merrier!”

    – Elle

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