Zanzibar Pizza and Roman Wars

Tanzanian Appetizer ZANZIBAR PIZZA INGREDIENTS – DOUGH 3 cups flour (2 tablespoons more later) ½ teaspoon salt (¼ teaspoon more later) 1 cup water ⅔ cup vegetable oil (2½ tablespoons more later) INGREDIENTS – FILLING […]

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Betty Ponterio and the Nobel Prize

Antarctic Appetizer BETTY PONTERIO INGREDIENTS ice cubes beverage Serves 1. Takes 1 minute PREPARATION Add ice cubes to glass. Add beverage. TIDBITS 1) The Shirley Temple beverage is named after the famous child actress. The […]

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Yakity Yak Yakitori

Japanese Entree YAKITORI INGREDIENTS ½ cup mirin 1⅓ cups sake or dry white wine ½ cup soy sauce ¼ cup sugar 1 pound boneless chicken thighs 4 green onions SPECIAL UTENSILS grill 8 10″-bamboo skewers […]

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You Say Tofu, I Say Tofu

Vietnamese Appetizer LEMONGRASS AND FIVE SPICE TOFU INGREDIENTS 2 stalks lemongrass 3 garlic cloves 1¼ pounds firm tofu 1 cup vegetable oil (2 tablespoons more later) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ teaspoon red chile flakes […]

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Chicken Vindaloo and the Bungee Jumping RAF


Indian Entree CHICKEN VINDALOO INGREDIENTS – MARINADE 3 garlic cloves 1½” ginger root 3 medium tomatoes ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 4 teaspoons […]

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Egg Nog and How It Got Its Name


American Dessert EGG NOG INGREDIENTS 6 eggs ⅛ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sugar 4 cups full fat milk 1 cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract SPECIAL UTENSIL electric beater Makes 7 […]

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Codfish Cakes and Sex


British Entree CODFISH CAKES INGREDIENTS 1 pound cod fillets 2 large potatoes ½ teaspoon salt 1½ tablespoons butter 1 small egg 1½ tablespoons minced onion 1 teaspoon parsley ⅛ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon tarragon 1 […]

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Brownies and How They Shaped Aerial Combat


American Dessert BROWNIES INGREDIENTS 13 tablespoons butter 1 cup unsweetened cocoa ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup sugar 1¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 3 eggs ½ cup flour no-stick spray. Brownies assuming a defensive posture against lions. […]

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