Tuna Stuffed Eggs Started the Renaissance

Italian Appetizer TUNA STUFFED EGGS (Uova Ripiene di Tonno) INGREDIENTS 4 eggs 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 4-ounce can tuna, drained 1 teaspoon capers, drained ⅛ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 4 […]

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Yak Butter Tea and How to Get It

Tibetan Appetizer YAK BUTTER TEA INGREDIENTS 3½ cups water 2 tablespoons loose-leaf black tea or 6 black-tea bags 2 tablespoons yak ghee, yak butter*, or cow butter ½ cup whole milk ¼ teaspoon salt * […]

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Carpaccio and Road Rollers

Italian Entree CARPACCIO INGREDIENTS ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice ¼ cup mayonnaise, homemade if possible* ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2½ teaspoons whole milk ½ pound beef sirloin or beef tenderloin, no fat** ⅛ teaspoon salt […]

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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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Choripan and Chopin

Argentinian Entree CHORIPÁN (Sausage Sandwich) INGREDIENTS 1 small red or green chile 4 garlic cloves 1 bay leaf ½ tablespoon oregano ½ teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon minced red onion ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes ⅓ […]

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper and the Civil War

American Entree BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO CHICKEN POPPER INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ teaspoon pepper ¾ teaspoon salt 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 ounces diced, roasted jalapenos ½ cup grated cheddar cheese (2 […]

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Betty Ponterio and the Nobel Prize

Antarctic Appetizer BETTY PONTERIO INGREDIENTS ice cubes beverage Serves 1. Takes 1 minute PREPARATION Add ice cubes to glass. Add beverage. TIDBITS 1) The Shirley Temple beverage is named after the famous child actress. The […]

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