Stuffing Onions, Shooting Tigers, Shooting People

Libyan Entree STUFFED ONIONS(Basal Mahshi) INGREDIENTS 5 large onions1 garlic clove2 Roma tomatoes1 pound ground lamb, beef, or combination3 tablespoons flour½ teaspoon mint¼ teaspoon oregano¼ teaspoon fenugreek powder½ teaspoon parsley (1 teaspoon more later)½ teaspoon […]

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Sugar Cane Shrimp and Falling Off the Earth

Vietnamese Appetizer   Vietnamese Sugar Cane Shrimp (Chao Tom) INGREDIENTS 1 pound medium shrimp, frozen, peeled and deveined (41-to-50 count)1 teaspoon fish sauce1 garlic clove¼ teaspoon salt2 teaspoons sugar½ teaspoon white pepper or pepper1 egg white2 […]

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Rice Omelettes and the Age of the Vikings

Japanese Entree JAPANESE RICE OMELETTE(Omurice) INGREDIENTS – FRIED RICE 3 ounces boneless chicken1 small onion1½ tablespoons butter (1½ tablespoons more later)1½ cups cooked rice (warm)¼ cup ketchup¼ teaspoon pepper½ teaspoon salt INGREDIENTS – OMELETTE 4 […]

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Rice Noodles and String Theory

Malaysian Entree CHAR KWAY TEOW(Rice Noodle Stir Fry) INGREDIENTS ¾ pound flat rice noodles2 Chinese sausages3 ounces fish cake (optional)3 garlic cloves1 cup garlic chives*2 tablespoons dark soy sauce or soy sauce2 tablespoons light soy […]

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Chicken Baquaise and the Birth of Basketball

French Entree CHICKEN BASQUAISE INGREDIENTS 1 green bell pepper1 red bell pepper1 large onion2 garlic cloves2 tablespoons fresh thyme3 tomatoes2 pounds chicken pieces, bone in or boneless1 teaspoon salt or fleur de sel*¼ cup olive […]

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Round Soup and Liquid Nitrogen

Turkish Soup EZOGELIN INGREDIENTS – SOUP ¼ cup bulgur wheat1⅓ cups red lentils2½ tablespoons rice2 garlic cloves1 large onion1 tomato2 tablespoons butter (2 more tablespoons later)2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil2½ teaspoons flour2 tablespoons tomato […]

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French Omelette and DIY Pyramids

French Breakfast OMELETTE INGREDIENTS – OMELETTE 2 eggs⅛ teaspoon pepper⅛ teaspoon salt1 tablespoon butter (1 more teaspoon later)1 teaspoon butter INGREDIENTS – FILLING (OPTIONAL)* One or more of the following: 2 teaspoons diced herbs – […]

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Fried Rice and Chinese Revolutions

Sri Lankan Entree FRIED RICE INGREDIENTS 1 cup rice1 medium carrot3 garlic cloves2 green chiles1 leek1 medium onion1½ tablespoons olive oil7 curry leaves or kaffir leaves or bay leaves½ teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon minced ginger¼ cup […]

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SPAM

Part of my kitchen Things you need to know: 1) The derivation of the term “spam” for torrents of unsolicited e-mail and posts comes from a Monty Python skit where a diner serves SPAM, SPAM, […]

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Japanese Omelettes and Other Great Uses for the Stupendous Egg

Japanese Appetizer TAMAGOYAKI(Rolled Omelette) INGREDIENTS 4 eggs2½ teaspoons dashi (Japanese soup stock. You might have to make it using dashi powder.)1¾ teaspoons mirin½ tablespoon soy sauce1 teaspoon sugar2 tablespoons vegetable oil (½ tablespoon at a […]

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