Zanzibar Pizza and Roman Wars

Tanzanian Appetizer ZANZIBAR PIZZA INGREDIENTS – DOUGH 3 cups flour (2 tablespoons more later) ½ teaspoon salt (¼ teaspoon more later) 1 cup water ⅔ cup vegetable oil (2½ tablespoons more later) INGREDIENTS – FILLING […]

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Choripan and Chopin

Argentinian Entree CHORIPÁN (Sausage Sandwich) INGREDIENTS 1 small red or green chile 4 garlic cloves 1 bay leaf ½ tablespoon oregano ½ teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon minced red onion ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes ⅓ […]

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Chicken Angolana and the SS

Angolan Entree CHICKEN ANGOLANA INGREDIENTS 2 boneless chicken breasts 2 boneless chicken thighs 1 garlic clove 1 medium onion 1 bay leaf 1½ tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon salt 1 12-ounce can beer […]

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper and the Civil War

American Entree BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO CHICKEN POPPER INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ teaspoon pepper ¾ teaspoon salt 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 ounces diced, roasted jalapenos ½ cup grated cheddar cheese (2 […]

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Pork With Camembert and the North Pole

French Entree PORK WITH CAMEMBERT INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds pork tenderloin ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine ½ cup heavy whipping cream or crême fraîche […]

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Garlic Butter Shrimp and Handling Nuclear Weapons.

Turkish Entree GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP (Tereyaǧli Karides) INGREDIENTS 3 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon Aleppo chili powder or chile pepper ½ teaspoon salt ¾ pound large peeled, deveined shrimp […]

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Sweet and Sour Shrimp, the Food of Revolutions

Thai Entree SWEET AND SOUR SHRIMP INGREDIENTS – SAUCE 3 garlic cloves 1 small onion 2 tomatoes 1 tablespoon corn starch 2½ tablespoons water 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (1 cup more later) 3 tablespoons sugar […]

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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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Shrimp Po’ Boys and Poor Poe

Cajun Entree SHRIMP PO’ BOYS INGREDIENTS – REMOULADE 1 tablespoon capers 1½ tablespoons flat-leaf parsley or parsley 1 garlic clove 2 tablespoons Creole mustard or French coarse-grained mustard. 2 tablespoons lemon juice ¾ cup mayonnaise […]

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Cartwheeling Sandwiches

Puerto Rican Entree TRIPLETA INGREDIENTS   1 garlic clove 1 medium onion ¼ cup ketchup 3 tablespoons lemon juice ¼ cup mayonnaise 2 teaspoons adobo seasoning ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt 1¼ pounds sirloin […]

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