Am I alone in this case?
Well, there are definitely a few people whose inspiration is not dampened by the heat:
CoOLiNarY SpoT blogger and passionate cook, JSN combines Panamanian enthusiasm to Italian taste, when sharing her best recipes as well as her views on Homemade baby food, bugs and wine.
If you're interested in trying out some local dishes - it's definitely easier to find the ingredients - then check out Binnur's Turkish Cookbook for some delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes!
Bon appétit & Enjoy!
N.B. Both of these links can be found by clicking on "Cooking" in the sidebar, under Del.icio.us tags, on the right.