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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Pork With Camembert and the North Pole

French Entree PORK WITH CAMEMBERT INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds pork tenderloin ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine ½ cup heavy whipping cream or crême fraîche […]

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Garlic Butter Shrimp and Handling Nuclear Weapons.

Turkish Entree GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP (Tereyaǧli Karides) INGREDIENTS 3 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon Aleppo chili powder or chile pepper ½ teaspoon salt ¾ pound large peeled, deveined shrimp […]

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Yakity Yak Yakitori

Japanese Entree YAKITORI INGREDIENTS ½ cup mirin 1⅓ cups sake or dry white wine ½ cup soy sauce ¼ cup sugar 1 pound boneless chicken thighs 4 green onions SPECIAL UTENSILS grill 8 10″-bamboo skewers […]

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Sweet and Sour Shrimp, the Food of Revolutions

Thai Entree SWEET AND SOUR SHRIMP INGREDIENTS – SAUCE 3 garlic cloves 1 small onion 2 tomatoes 1 tablespoon corn starch 2½ tablespoons water 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (1 cup more later) 3 tablespoons sugar […]

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