Prawn Barbecue and Alexander the Great

Australian Entree PRAWN BARBECUE INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons fresh parsley 6 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons white wine ¾ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon sea salt or salt 2 tablespoons lemon […]

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Soup, Rock n Roll, and the Iranian Revolution

Iranian Soup BEEF, HERB, AND YOGURT SOUP (Aashe Mast) INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 1 large onion ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon turmeric ½ pound ground beef ⅓ cup long grain rice 4½ […]

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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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How to Say All Over the World, “No lutefisk, please, it makes me ill. Where is the nearest taco truck?”

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  “No lutefisk, please, it makes me ill. Where is the nearest taco truck?” I used GoogleTM Translate to translate the above phrases into the following languages. You might never need to use these words […]

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Qurotob (Bread Salad) and the Complete History of Life

Tajik Entree QUROTOB (Bread Salad) INGREDIENTS – SALAD 2 pita loaves 1½ tablespoons olive oil (1½ more tablespoons later) 1 onion 2 green onions 1½ tablespoons olive oil 2 cups Greek yogurt ½ cup hot […]

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Read This Recipe! It Will Save Your Life

Greek Appetizer SPANAKOPITA INGREDIENTS 8 green onions 2 medium brown onions 2 pounds fresh spinach ½ cup butter (½ cup more later) ½ cup olive oil 3 eggs 1 pound feta cheese 2½ tablespoons dill […]

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Movie Commentary: The Ancient Greeks Did Not Fight in Speedos

300 makes my all-time fetid-movie list. While it is true that the Spartans heroically delayed the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, it is not true that: 1) All Persians were hideous, hairless, trolls. Most Persians probably […]

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Portuguese Fish Sauce and the Funnest Festivals in Europe

Portuguese Appetizer FISH SAUCE (molho cru) INGREDIENTS 3 garlic cloves 6 tablespoons fresh parsley 1 onion 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers ½ teaspoon pepper 1 package saffron ⅓ cup cold water […]

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I Invite Syria’s Assad Over For Dinner and Root Beers

Bashar al-Assad, president and dictator of Syria is getting way too cranky and needs to step down. And if the only thing that’s making him cling so tenaciously to power is the lack of a […]

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Greek Lemon Chicken and Santa’s Beach Babes

Greek Entree LEMON CHICKEN INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon oregano 1 teaspoon rosemary ½ teaspoon thyme 1½ pounds boneless chicken SPECIAL UTENSIL 9″ casserole dish PREPARATION […]

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