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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Winning the Battle of Britain With Cinnamon Rolls

Swedish Dessert CINNAMON ROLLS (Kanelbullar) INGREDIENTS – DOUGH ⅔ cup butter (⅓ cup more later) 1½ cups milk 1 egg (1 egg more later) 2 teaspoons cardamom ¾ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar (⅓ cup […]

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Rice Pudding, Space Travel, and Economic Collapse

Greek Dessert RIZOGALO (Rice Pudding) INGREDIENTS ¼ cup butter 4½ cups whole milk ½ short-grain white rice ½ cup sugar 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon corn flour ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Makes […]

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Saffransbröd and When Sweden Rocked the Surfing World

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Swedish Dessert SAFFRANSBRÖD INGREDIENTS 2¼ teaspoons yeast ⅓ cup warm water 1 cup milk ½ cup butter ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar (½ cup more later) ½ teaspoon (1 gram) saffron threads ⅓ cup […]

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Yellow Pea Soup and Why Sweden Never Gets Invaded

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Swedish Soup YELLOW PEA SOUP WITH PORK (Ärter med fläsk) INGREDIENTS 1¼ pounds yellow split peas 6½ cups water 8 ounces salt pork 1 carrot 1 large yellow onion ¾ teaspoon fresh ginger (about ⅔”) […]

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Hasselback Potatoes and the Secret to Peace

Swedish Entree HASSELBACK POTATOES INGREDIENTS 10 tablespoons butter (5 tablespoons for casserole dish. 5 tablespoons to spoon over potatoes.) 10 small potatoes 1 teaspoon dill 1 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons grated Våsterbotten or Parmesan cheese […]

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Carrot Cake, Burritos, and the Russian Revolution

American Dessert CARROT CAKE INGREDIENTS – MAIN 4 eggs 1⅓ cups sugar ⅔ cup light brown sugar 3 cups shredded carrots 1 cup vegetable oil ¼ teaspoon allspice 2 teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ginger ¼ […]

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