Red Velvet Cookies and the Soviet Flag

American Dessert RED VELVET COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1¼ teaspoons baking soda¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder2⅔ cups flour½ teaspoon salt1 cup butter, softened1½ cups sugar2 eggs, room temperature¾ teaspoon lemon juice3½ teaspoons red food coloring1¾ teaspoons vanilla […]

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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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Bun Cha, Man Buns, and the Cuban Missile Crisis


Vietnamese Entree BUN CHA INGREDIENTS 2 shallots 5 tablespoons fish sauce or oyster sauce or soy sauce (3 more tablespoons later) ¾ teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons sugar (2 more tablespoons later) 1 pound thinly sliced […]

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