Korean Steak, British Poets, and American Cattle Drives

Korean Entree GRILLED STEAK INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds sirloin2 teaspoons sesame oil (2 tablespoons more later)3 garlic cloves1½” ginger root3 stalks green onions1 tablespoon brown sugar2 tablespoons rice vinegar2 tablespoons sesame oil (1 tablespoon per batch)2 […]

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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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Keats’ Chicken Fried Steak

American Entree CHICKEN FRIED STEAK INGREDIENTS 2¼ cups flour ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 8 4-ounce cube steaks 1¾ cups buttermilk 1 egg 1 cup vegetable oil 4 cups whole […]

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Brazilian Stew and the Spanish Inquisition


Brazilian Entree XIN XIM (chicken and shrimp stew) INGREDIENTS 3 garlic cloves ⅓ cup lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil (2 more tablespoons later) ½ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 1½ […]

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Crispy Fish Taco and the Ruthless Louisiana Crawfish


Mexican Entree CRISPY FISH TACO INGREDIENTS ⅓ cup mayonnaise 1½ cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage 2 tablespoons oil (2 additional tablespoons later) 8 corn tortillas 2 tablespoons butter 2 garlic cloves 1 pound cod, […]

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Indonesian Chicken and Why the Government Works So Slowly


Indonesian Entree AJAM ROEDJAK (Sweet and Spicy Chicken) INGREDIENTS* 2 pounds chicken breasts 2 garlic cloves 7 kemirie or macadamian nuts 3½ tablespoons peanut oil ½ tablespoon grated ginger 2 teaspoons grated galangal or grated […]

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South Sudanese Stew, Earthquakes, and Peanuts


South Sudanese Entree BEEF, SPINACH, AND PEANUT STEW INGREDIENTS 1¼ pounds chuck steak or round steak 3 garlic cloves 2 medium onions 2½ tomatoes 2 bunches spinach (1 pound) ½ sweet potato 4 tablespoons unsalted, […]

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Chicken Piccata and the Escargot Express


Italian Entree CHICKEN PICCATA INGREDIENTS 4 (6 ounce) chicken breasts 3 tablespoons flour ⅛ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 table spoons chicken broth ¼ cup white wine […]

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Chocolate Sticky Cake and the Garden of Eden

Swedish Dessert CHOCOLATE STICKY CAKE (kladdkaka) INGREDIENTS ½ cup butter 2 eggs 1¼ cups sugar ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ½ cup flour ½ tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon confectionery sugar no-stick spray SPECIAL UTENSIL […]

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