Chifrijo, Costa Rica, and the Fall of Rome

Costa Rican Entree CHIFRIJO INGREDIENTS – PICO DE GALLO 4 Roma tomatoes1 medium white onion1 tablespoon fresh cilantro1 jalapeno pepper (or ½ if you like it milder)4 teaspoons lime juice½ teaspoon salt (½ teaspoon more […]

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Fragrant Beef Stew and Chicken Ranching

Vietnamese Entree FRAGRANT BEEF STEW INGREDIENTS – MARINADE 2¼ pounds beef, chuck, top round3 garlic cloves3 lemongrass stalks or 1 tablespoon lemongrass paste¼ teaspoon annatto powder2 teaspoons Chinese five spice½ tablespoon minced ginger½ teaspoon pepper1 […]

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Mason Jar Strawberry Ice Cream and Discovery Voyages

American Dessert MASON JAR STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM INGREDIENTS 2 cups heavy whipping cream5½ tablespoons sugar2¼ teaspoons vanilla extract⅛ teaspoon salt2 cups whole strawberries, fresh or frozen Makes 3 cups. Takes 15 minutes to make and […]

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Nidi di Rondini and Red-Head Fury

San Marinese NIDI DI RONDINI INGREDIENTS 1 12-ounce package lasagna noodles 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk ⅛ teaspoon salt ⅔ cup marinara sauce (⅓ cup more later) 1¼ cups grated mozzarella […]

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Zanzibar Pizza and Roman Wars

Tanzanian Appetizer ZANZIBAR PIZZA INGREDIENTS – DOUGH 3 cups flour (2 tablespoons more later) ½ teaspoon salt (¼ teaspoon more later) 1 cup water ⅔ cup vegetable oil (2½ tablespoons more later) INGREDIENTS – FILLING […]

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Natilla And Atilla

Colombian Dessert NATILLA INGREDIENTS 1 cup whole milk* (4 more cups later) 1¼ cups cornstarch 4 cups whole milk 2 cinnamon sticks ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves 1 panella (Mexican brown sugar) or 2 cups brown […]

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Powegian Breakfast Burrito, Religion, and War

Fusion Entree POWEGIAN BREAKFAST BURRITO INGREDIENTS ½ white onion 1 tomato 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 4 ounce can diced green chiles 6 eggs (1 more egg later) 18 8″ flour tortillas 1 pound Italian […]

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