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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The Soup That Got the French Kings Laid

Chinese Soup WONTON SOUP INGREDIENTS 2 green onions (1 more later) 1″ ginger root ½ teaspoon brown sugar ½ pound ground pork 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or sherry 1 tablespoon soy sauce (2 teaspoons […]

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The French Plan For World Domination

Gentle Readers, France, having failed to take over world under Louis XIV and Napoleon I, is on the march again. Oh no, this time it’s quest for world domination will not occur by force of […]

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Shrimp Bisque and Giraffes at Ballgames

French Soup SHRIMP BISQUE INGREDIENTS 1 pound medium shrimp, shells on* 1 medium carrot 1 stick celery 1 garlic clove 1 small onion 2 tablespoons vegetable oil ½ tablespoon tomato paste 6 cups water 1 […]

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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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