Meatball Soup and Missing Planets

Colombian Soup MEATBALL SOUP(Sopa de Albóndigas) INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves1 green onion¼ cup minced yellow onion2 tablespoons vegetable oil¾ pound ground beef⅓ pound ground pork½ cup bread crumbs2 eggs½ teaspoon cumin2 tablespoons vegetable oil¼ teaspoon […]

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Herding Chestnut Trees and Eating Them with Beef

Croatian Entree BEEF WITH CHESTNUTS INGREDIENTS 1 pound chestnuts6 cups water1 large onion1½ pounds sirloin, tenderloin, or rump2 tablespoons vegetable oil½ tablespoon paprika½ teaspoon pepper½ teaspoon salt1 cup water Serves 4. Takes 1 hour 20 […]

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Roast Chestnuts and the Birth of Languages and Boxes

American Dessert ROASTED CHESTNUTS INGREDIENTS 1 pound chestnuts (most of the fresh ones are available in Autumn) SPECIAL UTENSIL baking pan Serves 6. Takes 45 minutes. PREPARATION Preheat oven to 400 degrees. While oven preheats, […]

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Cranberry Sauce and the Colosseum

Bosnian Appetizer CRANBERRY SAUCE INGREDIENTS 1⅓ cups sugar¾ cup water½ cup orange juice1 pound cranberries Makes 3¼ cups. Takes 1 hour 30 minutes. PREPARATION Add sugar, orange juice, and water to pot. Simmer at low-medium […]

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Hot Pickled Carrots, Hot “Pickled” Carrots

Mexican Appetizer HOT PICKLED CARROTS INGREDIENTS 1 pound carrots 1 small onion 2 jalapeno peppers or 6 ounces sliced 3 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano or oregano 1 cup white vinegar or cider vinegar […]

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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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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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Hummus and the Great Michael Jordan

Jordanian Appetizer HUMMUS INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds canned chickpeas ½ cup tahini 3 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt SPECIAL UTENSIL food processor Makes 3 […]

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Falafel and Zap Peter I

Egyptian Appetizer FALAFEL (Tamiya) INGREDIENTS 2 cups dried fava beans* (aka broad beans) 1 small onion 8 green onions 2 garlic cloves 1¼ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon salt […]

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