Cheese Pie and Freedom

Bulgarian Entree BANITSA (Cheese Pie) INGREDIENTS ¼ teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs ¼ cup vegetable oil ½ cup whole milk yogurt ½ pound Bulgarian white cheese, sirene, or feta no-stick spray ½ pound phyllo sheets […]

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Koftay (Meatballs) and the Genesis of Health Care

Pakistani Entree KOFTAY (Meatballs) INGREDIENTS – MEATBALLS ½ inch ginger root (½ inch more later) 1 onion (1 onion more later) 1 egg 1¼ pounds ground beef (80% is best) ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom ½ […]

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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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