GASTRONOMIC TRAVELOGUE OF PETER DZINGEL
Whenever I’m on my travels in East and Southeast Asia, I seek out local restaurants, markets, and street stalls. When I taste new dishes and they amaze me I first try to imagine how I can recreate this recipe at home in my kitchen with the necessary ingredients available to me in Czechia. After spending several minutes in my own thoughts, I go into the restaurant kitchen and cajole them into telling me the actual recipe, which I then cook with them – sometimes we cook the dish several times. Thanks to this process, I completely understand the food and I am able to recreate the original taste exactly as it should be.
99% of all the recipes I share with you have been cooked with local grandmothers and mothers, who have spent their lives cooking and taking care of their families. Their life stories are therefore, reflected in the given dish – and that is street food for me.