Great Arctic Eats – Utsjoki, Finland

Great Arctic Eats – Utsjoki, Finland ° Are you a diner who shuns crowds, but loves saunas* and watching reindeer ? Do you love words with “aa” in them, such as “kalastaa,” the Finnish word […]

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Oman Chips Sandwich and Did You Find Everything?

Emirati Entree OMAN CHIPS SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 4 teaspoons cream cheese 1 sub roll, hot dog bun, or flat bread* 1 tablespoon chili sauce. 1 package Oman potato chips** 1 scrambled egg (optional) 1 cooked hot […]

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Pastrami Sandwiches and Impressionism

American Entree MATTHEW’S PASTRAMI SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 8 slices rye, crusty deli bread, or French rolls* ⅓ cup Russian dressing 1½ pounds sliced pastrami** 4 slice Swiss cheese 2 cups coleslaw SPECIAL UTENSIL*** aluminum foil * […]

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Brown Sugar Smoked Salmon and UFOs

American Entree BROWN SUGAR SMOKED SALMON INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon dill 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 pounds salmon fillets vegetable oil SPECIAL UTENSILS smoker electric thermometer wood chips (apple, cherry, […]

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and He-Man Sophocles

American Appetizer BUTTERMILK RANCH DRESSING INGREDIENTS – MIX 1 cup buttermilk powder 2½ teaspoons dill weed 4 teaspoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion flakes 4 teaspoons onion powder 6 tablespoons parsley 2 teaspoon salt INGREDIENTS […]

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Biryani and Fun Things About Pakistan

Pakistani Entree BIRYANI INGREDIENTS 2 medium onions 1 pound lamb or chicken 2 green chiles 1 garlic clove ¾” ginger root 1 large tomato 3 cardamom seeds 3 cloves 1½” cinnamon stick ¾ teaspoon garam masala […]

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Koftay (Meatballs) and the Genesis of Health Care

Pakistani Entree KOFTAY (Meatballs) INGREDIENTS – MEATBALLS ½ inch ginger root (½ inch more later) 1 onion (1 onion more later) 1 egg 1¼ pounds ground beef (80% is best) ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom ½ […]

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Would You Like Some Philosophy With Your Order?

How many times has this happened to you? You’re in your Geo Metro with your beloved family hoping to find a fast-food chicken restaurant. Easy, of course. But what if you crave philosophy, psychology, and […]

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Posole Rojo and O Sole Mio

Mexican Soup POSOLE ROJO INGREDIENTS – PORK 3 pounds pork shoulder or leg 60 ounces canned-garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) 2 bay leaves 7 garlic cloves (4 more later) 3 quarts water INGREDIENTS – RED SAUCE […]

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Chicharrones and Ron’s Chic Hare

Mexican Appetizer CHICHARRONES INGREDIENTS 2 pounds pork skin* 1 cup lard ½ teaspoon salt * = The best source is a Mexican supermarket. It can be quite difficult to find online. SPECIAL UTENSIL electric skillet […]

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