Syrian Meatloaf and the Timeline of Everything

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Syrian Entree SYRIAN MEATLOAF(lahme bil sanieh) INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon butter, softened1 large onion2 pounds ground beef1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or black pepper2½ teaspoons pomegranate syrup*1 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons vegetable oil3 Roma tomatoes * = Found […]

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Posole Rojo and O Sole Mio

Mexican Soup POSOLE ROJO INGREDIENTS – PORK 3 pounds pork shoulder or leg 60 ounces canned-garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas) 2 bay leaves 7 garlic cloves (4 more later) 3 quarts water INGREDIENTS – RED SAUCE […]

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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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Banana Fritters and the Golden Age of Musicals

Djiboutian Breakfast BANANA FRITTERS INGREDIENTS 3 ripe bananas ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup flour ¼ cup butter 2½ teaspoons honey (½ teaspoon per fritter) Makes 5 fritters. Takes […]

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Mozzarella En Carrozza and Greek Independence

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Italian Appetizer MOZZARELLA EN CARROZZA INGREDIENTS – SAUCE* ½ cup butter 3 anchovy fillets or ½ tablespoon anchovy paste or .3 ounces nori (seaweed) 2 tablespoons drained capers 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons parsley […]

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Chicken Casserole and How Syria Got Its Name, the Reason Might Shock You

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Syrian Entree FATTI DEJAJ (chicken casserole) INGREDIENTS – MAIN 1 cup rice 2 cups chicken stock (additional ⅔ cup later) 3 chicken breasts 2 garlic cloves 1 bay leaf ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt […]

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Peanut Butter and the Declaration of Independence

American Appetizer PEANUT BUTTER INGREDIENTS 4 cups roasted peanuts (1 cup then 3 cups)* 2 tablespoons peanut oil (½ tablespoon at a time) ½ tablespoon honey ¾ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon sugar * = 4 […]

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Egg Coffee and How Goats Almost Ruled the Earth

Norwegian Appetizer EGG COFFEE INGREDIENTS 9 cups water (1⅓ cups more later) ½ cup freshly ground coffee ⅓ cup water (1 cup more later) egg 1 cup water. PREPARATION Add 9 cups water to large […]

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