Hibiscus Tea and Switzerland’s Rescue Camels


Malian Appetizer HIBISCUS TEA (Jus de Bissap) INGREDIENTS 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers 6 cups water 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves SPECIAL UTENSIL colander Makes 4½ cups. Takes […]

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Shrimp and Grits and Portraits

American Entree SHRIMP AND GRITS INGREDIENTS 1 cup chicken broth ¾ cup milk 2½ cups water 1 cup grits ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons butter 1¾ cups grated Cheddar cheese 1 garlic […]

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Peanut Sauce and Ape Actors

Beninese Appetizer PEANUT SAUCE INGREDIENTS 1 small tomato 1 small onion 2 tablespoons peanut oil 1½ tablespoons chili powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cube MaggiTM beef bouillon* 1 cup water 10 tablespoons smooth peanut butter […]

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Stuffed Cabbage Rolls and the Demise of the Neanderthals


Polish Entree STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS (Golumkies) INGREDIENTS 1 medium cabbage head ½ cup rice 3 garlic cloves 1 small onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 egg 1 pound ground beef ½ pound ground pork ¼ […]

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Crispy Fish Scallopini, Mastodon Steaks, and Mount Vesuvious


American Entree CRISPY FISH SCALLOPINI INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 1 pound cod fillets or other white fish ¼ cup flour (1 more tablespoon later) ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon sage ¼ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons […]

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Flatbread and Why Our Leaders Don’t Mime


Tajikistani Appetizer NON (Flat Bread) INGREDIENTS 2¼ cups flour (2 more tablespoons later) ¾ teaspoon salt ¾ teaspoon sugar 2¼ teaspoons yeast ½ cup water ½ cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (1⅔ tablespoons […]

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