Marshmallow Fluff and the Birth of Impressionsim

American Dessert MARSHMALLOW FLUFF INGREDIENTS 3 egg whites ½ teaspoon cream of tartar ⅔ cup light corn syrup ¾ cup sugar ⅓ cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract SPECIAL UTENSILS electric beater (with whisk attachment […]

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Montenegrin Burger and Pac-Man, Which Came First?

Montenegrin Entree MONTENEGRIN BURGER (Pljeskavica) INGREDIENTS 4 garlic cloves 1 small onion (1 more small onion later) 1 pound ground beef 1 pound ground lamb 2 teaspoons paprika ¾ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt ⅓ […]

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Tuna Stuffed Eggs Started the Renaissance

Italian Appetizer TUNA STUFFED EGGS (Uova Ripiene di Tonno) INGREDIENTS 4 eggs 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 4-ounce can tuna, drained 1 teaspoon capers, drained ⅛ teaspoon pepper ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 4 […]

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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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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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Greenlandic Cake and the Fury of the Norsemen

Greenlandic Appetizer GREENLANDIC CAKE INGREDIENTS – CAKE 7 tablespoons butter 1 cup lukewarm milk 2¼ teaspoons (1 packet) yeast ⅔ cup raisins ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar 4 cups flour no-stick spray 2 tablespoons […]

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