Bad Advice Friday, 3-31-17

Today is once more Bad-Advice Friday. I shall be dispensing bad advice to all comers. The advice will stupendously bad. RO asks: Why do I need a trip to Hawaii? Dear RO: Your life is […]

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Brazilian Stew and the Spanish Inquisition


Brazilian Entree XIN XIM (chicken and shrimp stew) INGREDIENTS 3 garlic cloves ⅓ cup lime juice 2 tablespoons olive oil (2 more tablespoons later) ½ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil 1½ […]

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Indonesian Chicken and Why the Government Works So Slowly


Indonesian Entree AJAM ROEDJAK (Sweet and Spicy Chicken) INGREDIENTS* 2 pounds chicken breasts 2 garlic cloves 7 kemirie or macadamian nuts 3½ tablespoons peanut oil ½ tablespoon grated ginger 2 teaspoons grated galangal or grated […]

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Chicken Piccata and the Escargot Express


Italian Entree CHICKEN PICCATA INGREDIENTS 4 (6 ounce) chicken breasts 3 tablespoons flour ⅛ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ cup butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 table spoons chicken broth ¼ cup white wine […]

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Chicken Casserole and How Syria Got Its Name, the Reason Might Shock You


Syrian Entree FATTI DEJAJ (chicken casserole) INGREDIENTS – MAIN 1 cup rice 2 cups chicken stock (additional ⅔ cup later) 3 chicken breasts 2 garlic cloves 1 bay leaf ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt […]

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Indonesian Rice, Penises, and the Great Shrimp Riot


Indonesian Entree NASI GORENG INGREDIENTS 1½ cups rice 1 pound chicken breasts 2 garlic cloves 2 green onions 1 shallot 1 inch gingerroot 1 large carrot 1 chile pepper, red or green ½ small cucumber […]

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Shawarma and Life’s Eternal Question


Emirati Entree SHAWARMA INGREDIENTS – CHICKEN AND MARINADE 2 pounds chicken breasts  ½ teaspoon ginger 3 garlic cloves ¼ teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cardamom 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon garam masala 1 teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon […]

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Friday Humor Devotional

Dear Lord, help me make sense of this situation. I don’t know whether Grandmaw is losing her hearing or her mind. When she asked me what I wanted for dinner I suggested smoked fish or […]

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Chicken Stew and Kentucky’s Wild Chicken Herds

Guinean Entree POULET YASSA (chicken stew) INGREDIENTS 3 pounds boneless chicken 3 garlic cloves 6 medium onions ⅔ cup lemon juice ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ cup vegetable oil ½ cup chicken stock 1 bay leaf […]

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Chicken-rice casserole and why ancient Egypt fell.

Egyptian Entree BIRAM RUZZ INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons butter 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice (1 more cup later) 2 pounds boneless chicken thighs or breasts 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice ½ teaspoon cardamom ½ teaspoon nutmeg […]

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