Plokkfiskur (Icelandic Fish Stew/Hash) – Iceland

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Plokkfiskur, also known as Icelandic Fish Hash or Fish Stew, is the quintissential Icelandic comfort food and was the absolute perfect meal to fill the belly and warm the soul on this fridged winter’s eve. Plokkfiskur, considred by some to be a stew and others to be a hash, is simple and familiar. It basically […]

Kartoffelsalat (German Potato Salad) – Germany

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Generally, my husband is not big on starches (potatoes, rice, pasta) other than whole grains. BUT when I mentioned a tangy german potato salad with no mayo, his eyes lit up and he asked if we could have it that evening. I let him know we could, but it would be best for it to […]

Rosolje (Estonian Potato and Beet Salad) – Estonia

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Estonia is nestled between Latvia and the Soviet Union and sits on the Baltic Sea, directly across from Finland. Estonian food seems like your basic hearty Jewish food – probably because so many American jews immigrated from Russia and Eastern Europe at the turn of the century. I can even imagine my ancestors in the […]

Pistou – French vegetable stew

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I have been debating what dish or dishes to feature for France for quite some time as I am a big fan of French food. After a bit of a break from the blog, some reflection and savoring the fresh flavors of summer, I decided to go with Pistou (pronounced Pea-stew – but which is […]

Iraqi Assyrian Chicken – Iraq

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LOVED this Iraqi Assyrian chicken dish! The chicken was juicy and flavorful, super healthy as well. You can also prepare it ahead of time and it tastes great for even a few days after. Equal parts of cumin, tumeric, paprika and cinnamon along with cardamon pods give it its signature flavor. The recipe also had […]

Mulgi Puder (Estonian Potatoes & Barley) – Estonia

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Estonia is located in Northern Europe just across from Finland. I mention this because their foods are both quite hearty and similar. This is also fairly reminiscent Kasha Varnishka, a classic Jewish dish of kasha and bow tie noodles, but moister. As usual, I searched YouTube for authentic videos. Interestingly, this was only the second […]

Calabacitas

Calabacitas, Filetes de Pescado & Rajas con Papas – Mexico

Posted Leave a commentPosted in By Country, Fish, Latin food, Main dishes, Mexico, Potatoes, Recipes, Side dishes, Starch, Top 10, Vegetarian

Mexico! Some not so typical Mexican dishes (at least on the East Coast). Calabacitas is a mix of zucchini, corn, tomatoes onion and garlic…and hot pepper…it was delicious. In fact this meal made our top 10. According to cousins who live on the West Coast and New Mexico, this is super popular there and found […]

Bhutan

Kewa datshi – Bhutan

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Tonight, our more or less alphabetical culinary Tour du Monde has brought us to Bhutan. Kewa Datshi is a mix of potatoes, farmer cheese and hot chili peppers in a thick gravy. Actually pretty good. We finished off the entire pot. Looked at a few recipes. Recommend using 1 1/2 cups rather than 3 cups […]

Belgian Endive Salad with Apples and Walnuts

Escalope de dinde, Stoemp aux legumes, brussel sprouts & a Dame Blanche, Gaufres de Liege (Turkey cutlet, Mashed potatoes with vegetables, Ice cream sundae, carmelized Belgian waffles) – Belgium

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Belgium was a total winner on our culinary world tour. We started with an endive, apple and walnut salad with a mustard shallot vinaigrette. Eva’s thoughts…AMAZING! Main course was supposed to be a veal cutlet in a beer and carmelized mushroom sauce but we used turkey instead. The greatest discovery though was Stoemp which looks […]

Belarus - draniki

Draniki (Potato Pancakes) – Belarus

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Also made potato pancakes from Belarus known as draniki. There were a bunch of differences between these and the traditional Jewish latke I normally make. 1. they grate the potato super fine. 2. They do not squeeze the juice out of the potatoes so you have a mixture that is the consistency of apple sauce. […]