Rajas con Papas – Potatoes & Poblano Peppers in Cream (Mexico)

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If you are looking for a potato dish that is a bit different, try this authentic Mexican dish, Rajas con Papas – Potatoes & Poblanos in Cream! It is both GF and vegetarian. Yum. I had this dish years ago when I was studying abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico. I lived with a Mexican family and […]

Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce (Poires en Cagoule de Perpignan) – France

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French Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce (Poires en Cagoule de Perpignan) is that absolute perfect dessert for any meal. Because it is fruit, it feels light and refreshing. Visually it is appealing and flavor-wise it packs a punch. The way the pear juices subtly infuse the wine reduction makes is the secret to the chocolate […]

Salade de Carottes à la Marocaine (Moroccan Carrot Salad) – Morocco / Israel

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In the US, when we think of salad, we think of something like a green salad, a cob salad or a Caesar among others. But in Israel, their interpretation of salad is totally different – think salad meets tapas – small portions of a large variety of dishes that together can be a meal in […]

Banana Bread (North America / USA)

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If you like banana bread than do I have a recipe for you! This banana bread is absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! It is flavorful, moist and actually a bit healthier than most recipes. My neighbor at the beach has become addicted to it (I bake it for him) and every time I see him asks me if […]

Israeli Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate – Israel

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While many people in America like breakfast for dinner, I happen to like dinner for breakfast. So when I got to Israel and saw that they had a number of dinner items for breakfast, I was beyond thrilled. In particular, one thing that they do there is to serve a variety of salads in tiny […]

Clafoutis aux Cerises (Cherry Clafoutis) – France

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Summertime means fresh fruit and where there is fresh fruit there are fresh fruit desserts! You may be familiar with cobbler and pies, but are you familiar with Cherry Clafoutis? Clafoutis is a traditional French dish dating back at least 2000 years to medieval times! Basically it is a cross between a flan and a […]

Chakshuka (Eggs simmered in peppers & tomatoes) – Israel

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I first had Chakshuka (also spelled Shakshucka) in an cafe in the heart of the Jewish quarter in Paris years ago for lunch. The line was out the door, the place was packed and despite the extensive menu, the majority of the people were eating some type of eggs that looked like they were poached […]

Payesh (Bangladeshi Rice Pudding) – Bangladesh

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B is for BANGLADESH. You may be wondering why I am making Payesh – Bangladeshi Rice Pudding when I am already somewhere in the I’s on my more or less alphabetical culinary journey around the world. Simple, Eva requested this recipe the other day before heading back to school and when I went to make […]

Ash Reshteh – Persian Herb, Bean & Noodle Soup (Iran)

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I happen to be in the middle of the I’s and coincidentally while searching for foods to make in honor of the winter solstice, discovered that in Iran, there is a special holiday, Shab-e-Yaldā, which takes place on the winter solstice which is the darkest night of the year. Yalda is an ancient tradition which […]

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 […]