Omelette Curry and Forgotten Voyages of Discovery

Sri Lankan Breakfast OMELETTE CURRY INGREDIENTS – OMELETTE 3 green chiles 1 large onion (1 more later) 3 fresh curry leaves or 3 teaspoons dried leaf fragments or 3 teaspoons dried basil (10 leaves more […]

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Syrupy Egg Puffs, Bikinis, and Blockhead Llamas

Brazilian Dessert PAPO DE ANJO (syrupy egg puffs) INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 1 cinnamon stick 3 cloves 1¾ cups confectioner’s sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 9 egg yolks 1 egg white no-stick spray 1 tablespoon […]

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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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Peanut Soup and the flag of Antarctica

Cameroonian Soup PEANUT SOUP INGREDIENTS 1 red chile pepper 1 yellow onion 2 tomatoes 2 garlic cloves 1 green bell pepper ⅓ cup unsalted peanuts 2 tablespoons peanut oil 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth […]

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My Favorites for the next round in Soccer’s World Cup

France over Germany. I’m a direct descendant of the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. I’m ready if they ever come to their senses and restore me to my rightful throne. On the other hand, they did […]

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Portuguese Easter Bread and Epic Poetry

Portuguese Entree EASTER BREAD INGREDIENTS 3 eggs (11 more eggs later!) 1 1/4 cups milk ½ cup butter (1 teaspoon more later) 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 ½ tablespoons yeast ½ teaspoon aniseed 1/4 teaspoon […]

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