Chicken Baquaise and the Birth of Basketball

French Entree CHICKEN BASQUAISE INGREDIENTS 1 green bell pepper1 red bell pepper1 large onion2 garlic cloves2 tablespoons fresh thyme3 tomatoes2 pounds chicken pieces, bone in or boneless1 teaspoon salt or fleur de sel*¼ cup olive […]

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French Omelette and DIY Pyramids

French Breakfast OMELETTE INGREDIENTS – OMELETTE 2 eggs⅛ teaspoon pepper⅛ teaspoon salt1 tablespoon butter (1 more teaspoon later)1 teaspoon butter INGREDIENTS – FILLING (OPTIONAL)* One or more of the following: 2 teaspoons diced herbs – […]

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Stewed Beef and Bunny Anagramists

Nigerien Entree TUKASU(Stewed Beef with Dates) INGREDIENTS ½ tablespoon yeast½ cup warm water1¾ cups flour¼ teaspoon salt (1 teaspoon more later)1 pound beef chuck, round roast, or rump roast2 garlic cloves2 medium onions9 dates. (If […]

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Pan Bagnat: The Hidden Meaning

French Entree PAN BAGNAT INGREDIENTS 1 garlic clove2 teaspoons Dijon mustard¼ cup olive oil1 tablespoon red wine vinegar⅛ teaspoon pepper¼ teaspoon salt1 16-inch baguette or 2 ciabatta rolls½ green bell pepper¼ cucumber¼ cup Nicoise or […]

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Fun Festivals – Poutine

Looking for something to do after your significant other combusted? Then make your way to the Poutine Festival in Drummondville, Quebec.* Poutine, perhaps Quebec’s most famous dish, consists of French fries, beef gravy, and cheese […]

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When Uranus Was Called George

Yes, from 1781 to 1851 the planet Uranus was really called George. It’s official title was Georgium Sidus, but no one said that. George was discovered by the amateur astronomer William Herschel. Way to go Herschel! […]

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Nidi di Rondini and Red-Head Fury

San Marinese NIDI DI RONDINI INGREDIENTS 1 12-ounce package lasagna noodles 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk ⅛ teaspoon salt ⅔ cup marinara sauce (⅓ cup more later) 1¼ cups grated mozzarella […]

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Great Arctic Eats – Archangelsk

Great Arctic Eats – Archangelsk Do you like to eat well, but you’re an introvert? Do you find social distancing difficult in your crowded, bustling metropolis? Well, I have the place for you. It’s Archangel […]

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Piri Piri Shrimp and Dueling

Mozambican Entree PIRI PIRI SHRIMP INGREDIENTS 5 garlic cloves 6 piri piri chiles of 6 Thai chiles or 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper) 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 bay leaf 10 tablespoons peanut […]

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