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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Mocequa

Mocequa

Moqueca is a Brazilian fish stew, developed by enslaved peoples and named for the earthenware pot used to prepare it. As azeite de dendê (red palm oil) can be difficult […]

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Tohogoshi Narin

Tohogoshi Narin

Tohogoshi Narin is a popular, easy-to-make dish also known as “Big Plate Chicken.” You can make it with boneless chicken but definitely try it with bone-in chicken. As the dish […]

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Northeast Pumpkin Soup

Northeast Pumpkin Soup

Not all fresh pumpkins (gourds or squashes) are best for soup. Use a sugar pumpkin (also known as a pie pumpkin), otherwise you can try one of the following squashes: […]

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Soo Jae Bi

Soo Jae Bi

Soo jae bi (or sujebi) is a popular, and simple and economical Korean noodle soup, which is also called “hand torn noodle soup.” It is flavourful with a light-coloured (almost […]

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Beef Suqaar

Beef Suqaar with side salad

Beef suqaar is a quick and versatile beef and vegetable dish that’s a cross between a stew and a stir-fry. “Suqaar” comes from an Arabic word, meaning “small ones.” Here, […]

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Onion Bhajis

Onion Bhajis

At their best, onion bhajis (or pakoras or vadai) are crispy and light; at their worst, they are stodgy and greasy. The trick lies in the batter. Too thick, the […]

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Toshikoshi-Soba

Toshikoshi-Soba

Eating toshikosh-soba, or year-end noodles,  on the last night of the year is an 800-year-old tradition in Japan, which sees out the old year (an specifically any misfortunes that came […]

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