Wherever I've travelled, I've collected music and recipes, going where the locals eat, drinking the local brew, enjoying great food, songs and company. But these days you can cook your way round the world without even leaving your home, and with a brilliant playlist on the go you've got yourself a ticket to ride. Shall we go Spanish? Mexican? Japanese? Scottish? Jamaican? Shall I cook inside or go outside and light a fire? Bingo. With this approach, the world, as they say, is your oyster. I get to share my music collection every week on BBC Radio, and now I'm sharing my favourite recipes from my travels with you. I've included stories, playlists and a poem from each country here, to help with the vibes. So put some tunes on, grab a glass of wine, get the pans bubbling and cook the world from your kitchen: the heart of the house, the middle of the action.