As we all know, the second letter of the alphabet is B. With seventeen options, I was rooting for Brazil. More accurately, I was rooting for an excuse to make those delicious little cheesey tapioca rolls they give you at Fogo de Chao. Yes, this may be against the spirit of this little experiment (I’ve made them before, and God knows I’ll make them again), but c’mon, those little suckers are addictive. But no. Upon getting the number thirteen I flipped back to Excel and saw the sad truth: Bahrain.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Bahrain. But in all honesty, I didn’t know much about it. I figured it was somewhere in southwest Asia (turns out I was right!), but that was about it. Technically named the Kingdom of Bahrain, it is a small island nation located in the Persian Gulf. Also, it’s capital is Manama; I had that Muppet song going through my head the entire time I was cooking. Anyway, onto the food!