Tuna Stuffed Eggs Started the Renaissance

Italian Appetizer TUNA STUFFED EGGS (Uova Ripiene di Tonno) INGREDIENTS 4 eggs 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 4-ounce can tuna, drained 1 teaspoon capers, drained ⅛ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 4 […]

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Yak Butter Tea and How to Get It

Tibetan Appetizer YAK BUTTER TEA INGREDIENTS 3½ cups water 2 tablespoons loose-leaf black tea or 6 black-tea bags 2 tablespoons yak ghee, yak butter*, or cow butter ½ cup whole milk ¼ teaspoon salt * […]

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The Soup That Got the French Kings Laid

Chinese Soup WONTON SOUP INGREDIENTS 2 green onions (1 more later) 1″ ginger root ½ teaspoon brown sugar ½ pound ground pork 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or sherry 1 tablespoon soy sauce (2 teaspoons […]

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Carpaccio and Road Rollers

Italian Entree CARPACCIO INGREDIENTS ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice ¼ cup mayonnaise, homemade if possible* ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2½ teaspoons whole milk ½ pound beef sirloin or beef tenderloin, no fat** ⅛ teaspoon salt […]

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Shrimp Bisque and Giraffes at Ballgames

French Soup SHRIMP BISQUE INGREDIENTS 1 pound medium shrimp, shells on* 1 medium carrot 1 stick celery 1 garlic clove 1 small onion 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ tablespoon tomato paste 6 cups water 1 […]

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Pumpkin Seed Meatballs and the French Revolution

Central African Entree PUMPKIN SEED MEATBALLS (Kanda) INGREDIENTS 3½ cups shelled, lightly toasted pumpkins or squash seeds 6 garlic cloves 1 medium onion (1 more later) 1¼ pounds ground beef ½ cup water (if needed) […]

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Greenlandic Cake and the Fury of the Norsemen

Greenlandic Appetizer GREENLANDIC CAKE INGREDIENTS – CAKE 7 tablespoons butter 1 cup lukewarm milk 2¼ teaspoons (1 packet) yeast ⅔ cup raisins ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar 4 cups flour no-stick spray 2 tablespoons […]

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Chicken Angolana and the SS

Angolan Entree CHICKEN ANGOLANA INGREDIENTS 2 boneless chicken breasts 2 boneless chicken thighs 1 garlic clove 1 medium onion 1 bay leaf 1½ tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon salt 1 12-ounce can beer […]

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Pot Roasts and Zoroaster

American Entree POT ROAST INGREDIENTS 1 pound carrots 2 celery stalks 1 medium onion 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 pounds trimmed boneless beef chuck roast 1⅓ cups beef broth 2 […]

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