Soup, Rock n Roll, and the Iranian Revolution

Iranian Soup BEEF, HERB, AND YOGURT SOUP (Aashe Mast) INGREDIENTS 2 garlic cloves 1 large onion ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon turmeric ½ pound ground beef ⅓ cup long grain rice 4½ […]

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Spaghetti Omelette and the Mongol Terror

Cameroonian Breakfast SPAGHETTI OMELETTE INGREDIENTS 2 eggs ½ cup cooked spaghetti 1 stalk green onion ¼ small onion 1 small tomato ⅛ teaspoon white pepper or black pepper ⅛ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vegetable oil […]

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Kosovan Dessert and Interstellar Space Travel

Kosovan Dessert LLOKUMA INGREDIENTS 1 large egg 1 cup plain yogurt ⅓ cup sparkling water. 1 tablespoon baking powder 3⅓ cups flour (2 more tablespoons later) 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon […]

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Qurotob (Bread Salad) and the Complete History of Life

Tajik Entree QUROTOB (Bread Salad) INGREDIENTS – SALAD 2 pita loaves 1½ tablespoons olive oil (1½ more tablespoons later) 1 onion 2 green onions 1½ tablespoons olive oil 2 cups Greek yogurt ½ cup hot […]

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Bulgarian Yogurt Drink and How to Become a God

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Bulgarian Dessert AYRAN (yogurt drink) INGREDIENTS 3½ cups Bulgarian or plain yogurt 2½ cups water ½ teaspoon salt PREPARATION Add yogurt to large bowl. Beat yogurt with whisk or electric blender set on medium until […]

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Bangladeshi Drink and the Seattle Yogurt Riots

Bangladeshi Appetizer BORHANI (spicy yogurt drink) INGREDIENTS ½ teaspoon coriander seeds ½ teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon brown mustard seeds or regular mustard seeds 2 green chiles. 4 tablespoons fresh mint leaves ½ teaspoon black […]

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Kazakhstani Dumplings and the Importance of Being Stan

Kazakhstani Entree MANTIS INGREDIENTS – FILLING 1 pound ground lamb, ground beef, or combination 1 onion ½ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt INGREDIENTS – DOUGH up to 4 cups flour (plus two more tablespoons later) […]

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Afghan Chicken Stew and A Maze to Solve

Afghan Entree QORMA LAWAND (chicken stew) INGREDIENTS 4 chicken breasts or 2 pounds chicken 3 garlic cloves 2 onions 2 teaspoons ginger 1 teaspoon lime juice 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons peanut […]

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Two out of three ain’t bad.

As parents of imaginary children, we dread the day that our son or daughter comes home and tells us that they believe in something. If we’re lucky, their new-found faith involves throwing stuff at circus […]

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