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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The Soup That Got the French Kings Laid

Chinese Soup WONTON SOUP INGREDIENTS 2 green onions (1 more later) 1″ ginger root ½ teaspoon brown sugar ½ pound ground pork 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or sherry 1 tablespoon soy sauce (2 teaspoons […]

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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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Chicken Angolana and the SS

Angolan Entree CHICKEN ANGOLANA INGREDIENTS 2 boneless chicken breasts 2 boneless chicken thighs 1 garlic clove 1 medium onion 1 bay leaf 1½ tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon salt 1 12-ounce can beer […]

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Pot Roasts and Zoroaster

American Entree POT ROAST INGREDIENTS 1 pound carrots 2 celery stalks 1 medium onion 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 pounds trimmed boneless beef chuck roast 1⅓ cups beef broth 2 […]

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