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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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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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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The Right Turkish Bath for You and Your Turkish Salad

Turkish Appetizer TURKISH SALAD INGREDIENTS 1 cucumber 1 green bell pepper 1 red onion 3 tomatoes 1 garlic clove 6 ounces feta cheese 2 tablespoons fresh mint ⅔ cup fresh parsley 3 tablespoons lemon juice […]

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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Sir Francis Bacon

American Appetizer BACON WRAPPED SHRIMP INGREDIENTS 24 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined 12 slices bacon ¼ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce no-stick spray SPECIAL UTENSILS 24 toothpicks baking rack cookie sheet. Serves 6. […]

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