Karkanji (Hibiscus infusion) – Chad

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Karkanji is a refreshing ginger and hibiscus based beverage with cinnamon and a hint of clove. The proportions listed make for a strong infusion BUT, you can always dilute it with water. We liked it both ways. Eva liked it how it was initially made, using just 1 liter of water. I liked it better […]

Galette whole plated

Galette des Rois (3 Kings Cake) – France

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In honor of 3 Kings Day, I made a Galette des Rois, also known as a Pithivier. It has been bucket list to make since I was 20 when I first tried it at least 10 times in one week during my junior year abroad in Rouen, France. It is not an understatement to say […]

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

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B is for Bangladesh and the best meal we have had yet on our alphabetic gastronomical world tour. Everyone absolutely loved it. We are big cardamon fans…especially Eva. Love how they season oil or ghee with cardamon pods, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, peppercorns and cloves. Always wondered what made rice so tasty…now I know. Watched […]

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 […]

France Vol au vent

Vol au vent (Chicken and mushrooms in puff pastry), Succès praliné (Praline Dacquois) – France

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My friend, James, had asked me what I was planning to make for France on our cullinary tour du monde. Actually, I had planned to skip France as I cook French food all the time. But his question got me thinking…hmmmm, what would I like to make, that I have never made before? The answer…vol […]

Bosnia chicken and peppers

Chicken Bosnian Style, Kljukusa (Potato kuggle), Tufahije (Poached apples stuffed with a ground walnut mixture) – Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Working our way through the B’s. Today was Bosnia and Herzegovina on the Balken Peninsula. Much of the food was heavy and in phylo or with red meat (which my husband does not eat – so it makes it more challenging to find recipes sometimes…like in this case). I settled on a Kljukusa, which is […]

Brazil - Moqueca Bajana (fish stew)

Moqueca Bajana (Fish stew) Brigadeiro (Brazilian fudge balls) Brazil

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So tonight was Brazil!!!! Shout out to my dear friend Luiza Kosminsky Scourred a bunch of Brazillian sites trying to figure out what sumptuous brazillian dish I could make that my non-red meat eating husband would eat and stumbled upon Moqueca Bajana, a fish stew. We all LOVED it. In fact, Scott, who is not […]

Canada - Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars – Canada

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For Canada, my Canadian friend Elaine suggested I make Nanaimo bars which are 100% Canadian and named after the city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. Learned something new – which I always love. Seems like Nanaimo bars are to Canada as chocolate chip cookies are to the US. I had never heard of them before as […]