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 […]

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 […]