Happy July 2nd, America!

John Adams, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Second U.S. President, and all around unpleasant guy, had this to say about America’s Independence Day: “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shows, […]

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Gibanica and Settling the Old West

Serbian Dessert GIBANICA (Cheese Pie) INGREDIENTS 6 eggs 2 cups cottage cheese 1 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 cup sour cream ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter 1 pound filo (phyllo) dough SPECIAL UTENSILS 9″-x-13″ baking […]

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Chilli Taiyo and the Importance of Shapes

Solomon Islander Entree CHILLI TAIYO (Spicy Tuna Casserole) INGREDIENTS ½ pound thin noodles (Chinese or Italian) 2 garlic cloves 1 onion 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 12-ounce can tuna* 4 ounces chili paste* 2 tablespoons […]

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Beef Smore and Dining Out Safely

Sri Lankan Entree BEEF SMORE INGREDIENTS 2 pound piece of sirloin or beef chuck 2 tablespoons vinegar ½ teaspoon pepper 3 garlic cloves 1″ ginger root 1 large onion 1 small green chile 1 stalk […]

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Mocha Coffee Creamer and Why Can’t Find It At Your Store

American Appetizer MOCHA COFFEE CREAMER INGREDIENTS 4 cups half and half 6 tablespoons sugar 6 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 teaspoons vanilla extract SPECIAL UTENSILS 2-to-3 screw-top bottles or jars. Makes 4 cups. Takes 15 minutes […]

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Beef Rendang and Frisbees

Indonesian Entree BEEF RENDANG INGREDIENTS 4 red chiles 1 inch galangal or ginger root 5 garlic cloves ¾ teaspoon peppercorns 6 shallots 1 inch turmeric root 1 stalk lemongrass 2 pounds beef tenderloin or top […]

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