Saag Aloo and Me Versus Van Gogh

Indian Entree SAAG ALOO INGREDIENTS ½ tablespoon black or brown mustard seeds or combination 3 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil 2 green chiles 1 inch ginger root 1 medium onion 2 garlic cloves 1 tomato […]

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Teriyaki Salmon and Pythagoras

Japanese Entree TERIYAKI SALMON INGREDIENTS ½ cup mirin or (½ cup white wine and 3 tablespoons sugar) ¼ cup sake or dry white wine ⅔ cup soy sauce 2 teaspoons corn starch 2 teaspoons ginger […]

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Currywurst and the Dawn of Civilization

German Entree CURRYWURST INGREDIENTS 1 large onion 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil (1 more tablespoon later) 1½ tablespoons curry powder ½ teaspoon chili powder 2 teaspoons paprika ½ teaspoon salt 1 pound tomato sauce 1 tablespoon […]

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Carpaccio and Road Rollers

Italian Entree CARPACCIO INGREDIENTS ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice ¼ cup mayonnaise, homemade if possible* ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2½ teaspoons whole milk ½ pound beef sirloin or beef tenderloin, no fat** ⅛ teaspoon salt […]

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Pumpkin Seed Meatballs and the French Revolution

Central African Entree PUMPKIN SEED MEATBALLS (Kanda) INGREDIENTS 3½ cups shelled, lightly toasted pumpkins or squash seeds 6 garlic cloves 1 medium onion (1 more later) 1¼ pounds ground beef ½ cup water (if needed) […]

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Roast Beef Po’ Boys Solve Everything

Cajun Entree ROAST BEEF PO’ BOYS INGREDIENTS 8 garlic cloves 3½ pounds beef chuck ¼ cup flour ¾ teaspoon pepper ½ tablespoon salt ¼ cup vegetable oil 5 8″-po’ boy, French, or Italian loaves 1 […]

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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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