Brown Sugar Smoked Salmon and UFOs

American Entree BROWN SUGAR SMOKED SALMON INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon dill 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon salt 2 pounds salmon fillets vegetable oil SPECIAL UTENSILS smoker electric thermometer wood chips (apple, cherry, […]

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Lomo Saltado and Oceans of Magma

Peruvian Entree LOMO SALTADO INGREDIENTS ½ pound French fries 1 aji amarillo chile or jalapeno ½ red onion 1 large tomato ¼ cup fresh cilantro 1 pound sirloin or ribeye ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon […]

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Afghan Burgers, Humanity’s First Food

Afghan Entree AFGHAN BURGERS INGREDIENTS 1 cup fresh cilantro 3 garlic cloves 1 red onion 4 eggs 3 cups crinkle-cut fries or enough to cover cookie sheet 3 sausages, beef or chicken 3 tablespoons vegetable […]

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Ginger Millet Porridge and Weightlessness

Equatorial Guinean Breakfast GINGER MILLET PORRIDGE INGREDIENTS 1 cup millet flour 1 tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon grated ginger (or ¼ teaspoon ginger powder) 1⅓ cups water 1⅓ cups milk ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Makes 3 bowls. […]

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Soup, Rock n Roll, and the Iranian Revolution

Iranian Soup BEEF, HERB, AND YOGURT SOUP (Aashe Mast) INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 1 large onion ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon turmeric ½ pound ground beef ⅓ cup long grain rice 4½ […]

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Shrimp Creole and Space Travel

Cajun Entree SHRIMP CREOLE INGREDIENTS ⅔ cup rice 1½ pounds shrimp will shells on 1⅓ cups water 1 stalk celery 2 garlic cloves 1 green bell pepper 1 large onion 3 tablespoons butter ½ teaspoon […]

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Tacos and How They Shaped Our World


TACOS DE RAJAS CON CREMA INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (2 tablespoons more later) 4 poblano or Anaheim chiles 1 garlic clove 1 medium onion ½ pound Oaxacan cheese or queso fresco 1½ cups crema […]

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Beef Noodle Soup and Susan’s Ladder to Mars


Taiwanese Soup BEEF NOODLE SOUP INGREDIENTS 5 garlic cloves 1 inch ginger root 6 scallions (white part of green onions) 1 Roma tomato 2 Thai chiles or red chiles 8 cups water (or enough to […]

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Shrimp in Garlic Butter


Mexican Entree SHRIMP IN GARLIC BUTTER INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 6 tablespoons butter ¼ cup lime juice 1½ pounds jumbo shrimp peeled, deveined 4 small flour tortillas 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (optional) Serves 4. Takes […]

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