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Grilled Mezze Platter. This mezze platter has all the flavor profiles I love: bright, sour, herby and savory.

Grilled Mezze Platter

This one features two of my favorite dips: muhammara, a Syrian red pepper and walnut dip and baba ganoush, a roasted smoky eggplant and tahini dip. Both are full of intense but balanced flavors and summer is a great season to make these since prepping these dips involves charing and roasting the bell peppers and eggplants. Using an outdoor grill makes things a lot easier. Hummus and baba ganoush are pretty typical in mezze spreads but you’ve probably never heard of muhammara. Pork Chops in Pipian Recipe. 13 Offbeat Ancient Recipes from Around the World. Die-hard foodies, rejoice!

13 Offbeat Ancient Recipes from Around the World

Thanks to the fact that humans have loved to write about food since, well, we invented writing, there are collections around the world of ancient recipes. Long before all the 21st-century trends in gastronomy, pretty much all food was farm to table. But in the undemocratic ways of old societies, the most elaborate dishes were usually those prepared for rulers and warlords. Although archaeologists and linguistic experts have found evidence of recipes—or at least methods to prepare food—dating back thousands of years, most cookbooks are more recent (but still centuries-old) inventions, particularly in areas of the world without a long written history.

Combined with ideas of globalization in food production and consumption, these modern cookbooks, according to anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, “belong to the humble literature of complex civilizations. Sure, the Aztecs are best known for their xocoatl recipe—a chocolate drink that impressed European explorers. 2.

10 Best Japanese Snacks (and 1 We Couldn’t Eat): Noshing Our Way Through Japan. Travel - Indonesia's best – and goriest – cuisine. The dog's singed carcass lay rigid – jaws locked open, muzzle high, all four legs protruding skywards.

Travel - Indonesia's best – and goriest – cuisine

Across the market, a butcher bisected another canine corpse, beheaded it and jointed it for sale. Below the table holding the dead body, live cats slunk and mewled, while dogs so scrawny as to be bereft of nutritional value lay curled in a hopeless doze. It was a typically Saturday morning in the Minahasa meat section of Indonesia’s busy Tomohon Market, located in the volcanic highlands of North Sulawesi. Bats, neatly separated from their wings, gaped in a silent, toothy scream; a python spilled its strangely pallid guts; bush rats impaled on sticks lay piled up like kebabs.

An iron-heavy, slightly faecal smell filled the air. Kenyan Food Primer: 10 Essential Dishes And Drinks – Food Republic. “What are they feeding them?”

Kenyan Food Primer: 10 Essential Dishes And Drinks – Food Republic

That’s a question you might ask yourself as you watch a Kenyan cross a marathon finish line, followed by a second, a third chasing them, and you guessed it — a fourth Kenyan might just be on the way. It’s a tough question, though, when you realize that most of the Kenyan runners we know well mostly come from one tribe — Kalenjin, of the high-altitude Western Rift Valley, where they’re raised on a high-starch diet. But the number of communities in Kenya? Approximately 50.

Which is to say, it’s a tough cuisine to track. To get an understanding of true Kenyan dishes, we asked the students at Karen Blixen Hospitality School — a cooking school at Karen Blixen Camp, a safari property in the Mara North Conservancy aimed at training locals in the culinary arts (guests are treated to their finished products, too) — to call out a few known staples, aided by their teacher, chef Rune Eriksen.

Ugali (white maize meal) Indian Fish and Potato Croquettes Recipe. <img src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD2126" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD2127">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD2129">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD2131">pixel</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD2133">.

Indian Fish and Potato Croquettes Recipe

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. So there is salad… and then there is THIS salad.

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

This is more of a salad/flatbread/naan situation topped with EPIC ingredients. It’s really not even a salad, and I deliberated and deliberated for probably close to an hour on just what to call this. Chicken Mafe Recipe. Tandoori Chicken. Ingredients For the Chicken:¼ cup (6 to 8 cloves) roughly chopped garlic ¼ cup (one 3-inch piece) roughly chopped ginger 2 teaspoons canola oil ½ cup whole-fat Greek yogurt ¼ cup lemon juice 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon garam masala 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin.

Tandoori Chicken

How Intermarriage Created One of the World's Most Delicious Foods. Laksa is said to get its name from the Sanskrit word "lakh," which means 100,000.

How Intermarriage Created One of the World's Most Delicious Foods

(Photo: InterContinental Hong Kong/Flickr) A few things are definitive of an afternoon on the coasts of Southeast Asia: inescapable heat, the smell of the sea, and a steaming bowl of laksa. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to sample laksa before, picture an addictively spicy noodle soup brimming with chillies, coconut milk, tamarind and fresh seafood. If you need additional convincing, laksa was ranked seventh on CNN’s list of the World’s 50 best foods in 2011. Sichuan Spicy Wontons. Sweet, savory, garlicky, and not as spicy as they look, Sichuan spicy wontons (aka Hong You Chao Shou, 紅油抄手, in Mandarin) are a delicious combination of sweet soy sauce, raw garlic, roasted red chili, and a touch of vinegar to balance things out.

Sichuan Spicy Wontons

In the U.S., we’re in the midst of a huge explosion in the popularity of Sichuan food. Sichuan and Hunan-style restaurants are appearing in all of the major cities, and we like it! No matter where we travel in the U.S. Quick Mexican. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. With a BIG side of fresh naan.

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

Cause really, naan makes every meal just THAT much better. Especially homemade naan, which I have deemed one of my best recipes ever. It’s also one of the blog’s most popular recipes ever, even though I posted it almost two years ago! Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Here is what every Monday needs. Especially the Monday after a holiday weekend when NO ONE wants it to actually be Monday. These are the cure. Ok well, these and maybe a nice nap too. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Happy Monday! The sun is shining, it has not snowed for like a whole three days, it’s even been warm, and I just could not be happier about it! I am beyond excited to tell you guys about these fritters, because these fritters you are looking at here?? Well, they are one of the easiest things you can make, plus I think they are my new favorite food. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. 70 Best Mexican Recipes for CInco de Mayo.

Arrrriiiibbaa! And welcome to this 70 recipe Cinco de Mayo round-up. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. Let’s talk about tropical food today. I know it is nothing new around here, but I can’t help it, tropical foods are simply the best! Ok, and I guess I am especially excited about them today since I am on my way to Florida for a week of warmth and sun (hoping for some awesome hot and sunny weather!). This means that I will be taking my tropical food craze to addiction level.

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. I feel like Monday needs a good sandwich. And I am going to be honest, I still have not a clue how to say Bahh Mi. The way I pronounce it would make you laugh and possibly make you look at me like I am crazy, my mom totally did. But it’s a darn good sandwich and since it’s now officially spring and all, I thought I would switch up the traditional pork with some fish.

It just sounded kind of good and I had some frozen mahi mahi fillets in the freezer that have been begging me to do something with them for too long. Oh, and you know how yesterday I showed you guys all the photos of the barn? Speaking of Sunday and my Barn post, I cannot believe the amazing comments you guys left. Anyway, you guys have me so excited to share the process with you. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. 2014 In Review: Korean Food Had A Ridiculously Big Year In America.

Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both. Panamanian tamales stuffed with chicken and wrapped in bijao leaves — one of hundreds of interpretations of the dish found throughout Latin America. A History Lesson On The Philippines, Stuffed In A Christmas Chicken. The rellenong manok at La Cocina de Tita Moning, a restaurant in Manila. Chef Suzette Montinola uses a traditional recipe from the 1930s that belonged to her grandmother. Tourtiere: A French-Canadian Twist On Christmas Pie.

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