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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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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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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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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Bunny Chow, Bunny Beserkers


South African Entree BUNNY CHOW INGREDIENTS 1 medium onion 3 medium potatoes 4 cardamom pods 1 cinnamon stick ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tomatoes 2 pounds chicken breasts or lamb 3 […]

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Tucuman Empanadas and Why We Conquer


Argentinian Entree TUCUMAN EMPANADAS INGREDIENTS – DOUGH ¾ cup lard or shortening (⅓ cup more later) 5 cups flour 3 teaspoons salt ⅔ cup water INGREDIENTS – FILLING ¾ pound rump or tenderloin steak ⅔ […]

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Pardon My French – 25 Inventions You Didn’t Know Were French

The French are a very talented folk. We owe it to them for coming up with some of the most brilliant ideas and genius innovations, like: photography, antibiotics, Braille, the discovery of Radium and Polonium, […]

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