Nam khao

Nam khao

Some advance work is required, here. You need to have cooked and cooled jasmine rice  and plain cooked ground pork before you start making this crispy rice salad. When you’re […]

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Salam de biscuiţi

Salam de biscuiţi

This biscuit salami is part of the family of chocolate salamis found in Europe and South America. It’s important to to keep some of the biscuits’ crunchy texture. There are […]

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Latkes

Latkes

According to some, latkes originated in Eastern Europe, while others claim they evolved from Italian ricotta pancakes. Regardless, these potato fritters are made by home cooks for Hanukah in Israel […]

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Banh Chung

Banh Chung

Banh chung, a sticky rice cake filled with creamy yellow split mung beans and pork, is a traditional dish served during Tet, the Vietnamese lunar new year. The result is […]

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Sakkarai Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal

During the four-day harvest festival of Pongal, celebrated by Tamil Hindu community of south India, Sakkarai pongal or sweet pongal is made. Flavoured with cardamom, this creamy pudding is made […]

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Risalamande

Risalamande

This rich, lightly sweet rice pudding is topped with a warmed tart cherry sauce and served on Christmas Eve in Danish homes. According to tradition, the pudding is made to […]

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Bigos

Bigos

Bigos, also known as Polish hunter’s stew, is a hearty autumn and winter dish made with various bits of chopped meats cooked with sauerkraut and fresh cabbage. The sauerkraut’s sharpness […]

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Shish taouk

Shish taouk

These are quick and easy Syrian chicken kebabs, but the meat needs time to absorb the marinade’s flavours. It’s the yoghurt that makes the meat its succulence, but don’t let […]

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Hummus

Hummus with pita chips

The trick to making hummus that’s as smooth as silk is removing the skins from the chickpeas. Admittedly, while I find it mindless, it can take a while to do. […]

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