Drunken Cheeseburgers and Marie Antoinette

American Entree DRUNKEN CHEESEBURGERS INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 1 pound ground beef (80%) or ground chuck 2 cups Cabernet Sauvignon, Marsala, or red wine 1 red onion or sweet onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 […]

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Crispy Fish Scallopini, Mastodon Steaks, and Mount Vesuvious


American Entree CRISPY FISH SCALLOPINI INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 1 pound cod fillets or other white fish ¼ cup flour (1 more tablespoon later) ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon sage ¼ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons […]

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South African Bobotie and The Outer Space Restaurant


South African Entree BOBOTIE INGREDIENTS 2 slices bread ⅔ cup milk (½ cup more later) 1 Granny Smith or other sour apple 1 large onion 3 tablespoons butter 2 pounds ground beef 2¼ tablespoons lemon […]

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Mozzarella En Carrozza and Greek Independence


Italian Appetizer MOZZARELLA EN CARROZZA INGREDIENTS – SAUCE* ½ cup butter 3 anchovy fillets or ½ tablespoon anchovy paste or .3 ounces nori (seaweed) 2 tablespoons drained capers 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons parsley […]

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My Not to Do List – 5


I’m continuing with my virtuous inertia. Here are things I won’t be doing or eating today. 1) I will not cook or eat lutefisk. Cooking lutefisk in banned by the Geneva Convention. It looks like […]

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Mumu Stew and the Threat to You

Papua New Guinean Entree MUMU INGREDIENTS 8 ounces carrots or 2 medium 8 ounces sweet potatoes or 1 large 8 ounces banana or 1½ medium 8 ounces papaya or ½ medium 12 ounces pork 6 […]

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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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