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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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper and the Civil War

American Entree BACON WRAPPED JALAPENO CHICKEN POPPER INGREDIENTS 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ½ teaspoon pepper ¾ teaspoon salt 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 4 ounces diced, roasted jalapenos ½ cup grated cheddar cheese (2 […]

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Betty Ponterio and the Nobel Prize

Antarctic Appetizer BETTY PONTERIO INGREDIENTS ice cubes beverage Serves 1. Takes 1 minute PREPARATION Add ice cubes to glass. Add beverage. TIDBITS 1) The Shirley Temple beverage is named after the famous child actress. The […]

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Pork With Camembert and the North Pole

French Entree PORK WITH CAMEMBERT INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds pork tenderloin ¼ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine ½ cup heavy whipping cream or crême fraîche […]

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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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Winning the Battle of Britain With Cinnamon Rolls

Swedish Dessert CINNAMON ROLLS (Kanelbullar) INGREDIENTS – DOUGH ⅔ cup butter (⅓ cup more later) 1½ cups milk 1 egg (1 egg more later) 2 teaspoons cardamom ¾ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar (⅓ cup […]

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Drunken Cheeseburgers and Marie Antoinette

American Entree DRUNKEN CHEESEBURGERS INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 1 pound ground beef (80%) or ground chuck 2 cups Cabernet Sauvignon, Marsala, or red wine 1 red onion or sweet onion 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 […]

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Follow the Peanut Butter French Toast Road

Hong Kong Breakfast PEANUT BUTTER FRENCH TOAST INGREDIENTS 4 slices thick white bread* 6 tablespoons condensed milk ¼ cup smooth peanut butter 3 eggs ½ cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter ½ cup golden syrup […]

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