Slow Cooker Tacos Barbacoa and the Entire Universe Explained

Mexican Entree SLOW COOKER TACOS BARBACOA INGREDIENTS – MARINADE 2 ancho chiles, dried or fresh 1 chipotle chile from can. (Keep 2 tablespoons of the can’s liquid) ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon coriander 2 teaspoons […]

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Eggs Padang, Elephants, and Bowling

Indonesian Entree EGGS PADANG IN SPICY COCONUT MILK   INGREDIENTS – GARNISH 6 shallots (6 more later) ½ cup – vegetable oil (2 more tablespoons later) INGREDIENTS – SPICE PASTE 1″ galangal root* or ginger […]

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Cheese Pie and Freedom

Bulgarian Entree BANITSA (Cheese Pie) INGREDIENTS ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs ¼ cup vegetable oil ½ cup whole milk yogurt ½ pound Bulgarian white cheese, sirene, or feta no-stick spray ½ pound phyllo sheets […]

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Frito Pie In a Bag and the Dawn of Humanity

American Entree FRITO PIE IN A BAG INGREDIENTS 2 green onions 1 pound ground beef 1 30-ounce can chili beans (no meat) 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles 6 1-ounce bags Fritos(tm) 6 […]

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Syrian Meatloaf and the Timeline of Everything

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Syrian Entree SYRIAN MEATLOAF(lahme bil sanieh) INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter, softened1 large onion2 pounds ground beef1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or black pepper2½ teaspoons pomegranate syrup*1 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons vegetable oil3 Roma tomatoes * = Found […]

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Oman Chips Sandwich and Did You Find Everything?

Emirati Entree OMAN CHIPS SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 4 teaspoons cream cheese 1 sub roll, hot dog bun, or flat bread* 1 tablespoon chili sauce. 1 package Oman potato chips** 1 scrambled egg (optional) 1 cooked hot […]

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Pastrami Sandwiches and Impressionism

American Entree MATTHEW’S PASTRAMI SANDWICH INGREDIENTS 8 slices rye, crusty deli bread, or French rolls* ⅓ cup Russian dressing 1½ pounds sliced pastrami** 4 slice Swiss cheese 2 cups coleslaw SPECIAL UTENSIL*** aluminum foil * […]

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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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Biryani and Fun Things About Pakistan

Pakistani Entree BIRYANI INGREDIENTS 2 medium onions 1 pound lamb or chicken 2 green chiles 1 garlic clove ¾” ginger root 1 large tomato 3 cardamom seeds 3 cloves 1½” cinnamon stick ¾ teaspoon garam masala […]

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Koftay (Meatballs) and the Genesis of Health Care

Pakistani Entree KOFTAY (Meatballs) INGREDIENTS – MEATBALLS ½ inch ginger root (½ inch more later) 1 onion (1 onion more later) 1 egg 1¼ pounds ground beef (80% is best) ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom ½ […]

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