Flags of the World – Red and White

How many times has this happened to you? You’ve been scrupulously observing quarantine regulations. But you’re finding abiding them harder and harder to take. You find yourself developing a serious case of cabin fever. Finally, […]

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Gibanica and Settling the Old West

Serbian Dessert GIBANICA (Cheese Pie) INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 2 cups cottage cheese 1 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 cup sour cream ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter 1 pound filo (phyllo) dough SPECIAL UTENSILS 9″-x-13″ baking […]

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Beef Smore and Dining Out Safely

Sri Lankan Entree BEEF SMORE INGREDIENTS 2 pound piece of sirloin or beef chuck 2 tablespoons vinegar ½ teaspoon pepper 3 garlic cloves 1″ ginger root 1 large onion 1 small green chile 1 stalk […]

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Coconut Shrimp Curry and Shrimp in Trees

Sri Lankan Entree COCONUT SHRIMP CURRY INGREDIENTS 3 garlic cloves 1½” ginger root 2 small green chiles 1 medium onion 1 small tomato 12 fresh curry leaves 1 teaspoon dry curry leaves, or curry powder […]

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Griots and Family-Safe Riots

Haitian Entree GRIOTS INGREDIENTS 3 pounds pork shoulder 1 green bell pepper 1 medium onion 1 shallot 1 Scotch bonnet or habanero pepper ½ tablespoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon thyme 3 tablespoons lime […]

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Khoresh Ghormeh Sabzi and Culinary Intelligence

Iranian Entree KHORESH GHORMEH SABZI (Herb Meat Stew) INGREDIENTS 1 cup basmati rice or rice 1½ pounds stewing beef or lamb 1 large onion 2 tablespoons olive oil (2 more tablespoons later) ¼ cup fresh […]

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Teriyaki Salmon and Pythagoras

Japanese Entree TERIYAKI SALMON INGREDIENTS ½ cup mirin or (½ cup white wine and 3 tablespoons sugar) ¼ cup sake or dry white wine ⅔ cup soy sauce 2 teaspoons corn starch 2 teaspoons ginger […]

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Currywurst and the Dawn of Civilization

German Entree CURRYWURST INGREDIENTS 1 large onion 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil (1 more tablespoon later) 1½ tablespoons curry powder ½ teaspoon chili powder 2 teaspoons paprika ½ teaspoon salt 1 pound tomato sauce 1 tablespoon […]

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LLapingachos and Alga Phonics

Ecuadorian Entree LLAPINGACHOS (Potato Cheese Patties) INGREDIENTS – POTATOES ½ small white onion (½ small onion more later) 2½ pounds russet or brown potatoes 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (additional ¼ cup vegetable oil later) ½ […]

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