Black Bean Chicken and Revolution

Chinese Entree BLACK BEAN CHICKEN INGREDIENTS 1 pound chicken breasts ½ tablespoon corn starch 1 teaspoon grated ginger 4 teaspoons rice wine or sake 2 garlic cloves 2 shallots 2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies and World Peace

American Dessert CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS ¾ teaspoon baking soda 2¼ cups flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened ¾ cup brown sugar ¾ cup sugar 2 eggs 1¼ teaspoons vanilla 12 ounces semisweet […]

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Marshmallow Fluff and the Birth of Impressionsim

American Dessert MARSHMALLOW FLUFF INGREDIENTS 3 egg whites ½ teaspoon cream of tartar ⅔ cup light corn syrup ¾ cup sugar ⅓ cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract SPECIAL UTENSILS electric beater (with whisk attachment […]

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Montenegrin Burger and Pac-Man, Which Came First?

Montenegrin Entree MONTENEGRIN BURGER (Pljeskavica) INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 1 small onion (1 more small onion later) 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground lamb 2 teaspoons paprika ¾ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt ⅓ […]

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Carpaccio and Road Rollers

Italian Entree CARPACCIO INGREDIENTS ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice ¼ cup mayonnaise, homemade if possible* ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2½ teaspoons whole milk ½ pound beef sirloin or beef tenderloin, no fat** ⅛ teaspoon salt […]

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The French Plan For World Domination

Gentle Readers, France, having failed to take over world under Louis XIV and Napoleon I, is on the march again. Oh no, this time it’s quest for world domination will not occur by force of […]

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Shrimp Bisque and Giraffes at Ballgames

French Soup SHRIMP BISQUE INGREDIENTS 1 pound medium shrimp, shells on* 1 medium carrot 1 stick celery 1 garlic clove 1 small onion 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ tablespoon tomato paste 6 cups water 1 […]

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Pumpkin Seed Meatballs and the French Revolution

Central African Entree PUMPKIN SEED MEATBALLS (Kanda) INGREDIENTS 3½ cups shelled, lightly toasted pumpkins or squash seeds 6 garlic cloves 1 medium onion (1 more later) 1¼ pounds ground beef ½ cup water (if needed) […]

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Roast Beef Po’ Boys Solve Everything

Cajun Entree ROAST BEEF PO’ BOYS INGREDIENTS 8 garlic cloves 3½ pounds beef chuck ¼ cup flour ¾ teaspoon pepper ½ tablespoon salt ¼ cup vegetable oil 5 8″-po’ boy, French, or Italian loaves 1 […]

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