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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Bad Advice Friday, 3-24-17

Today is once more Bad-Advice Friday. I shall be dispensing bad advice to all comers. The advice will stupendously bad. GC asks: Is there a reason for putting a banana in meat loaf? Dear GC: […]

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Hibiscus Tea and Switzerland’s Rescue Camels

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Malian Appetizer HIBISCUS TEA (Jus de Bissap) INGREDIENTS 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers 6 cups water 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves SPECIAL UTENSIL colander Makes 4½ cups. Takes […]

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls and the Demise of the Neanderthals

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Polish Entree STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS (Golumkies) INGREDIENTS 1 medium cabbage head ½ cup rice 3 garlic cloves 1 small onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 egg 1 pound ground beef ½ pound ground pork ¼ […]

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Egg Nog and How It Got Its Name

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American Dessert EGG NOG INGREDIENTS 6 eggs ⅛ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sugar 4 cups full fat milk 1 cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract SPECIAL UTENSIL electric beater Makes 7 […]

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Crispy Fish Scallopini, Mastodon Steaks, and Mount Vesuvious

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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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Texas Corny Dogs and the Civil War

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American Entree TEXAS CORNY DOGS INGREDIENTS Enough vegetable oil to cover hot dogs in deep fryer, maybe 4 cups (¼ cup more later) ½ cup flour 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 tablespoon baking powder 2½ […]

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