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Showing posts with label world cuisine. Show all posts
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Friday, November 30, 2018

Foodie Friday : World Cuisine : Japan’s 10 weirdest ice cream flavors (Reblog)

ATTN Foodies and  food lovers. Check out this Top Ten List. Do you have a taste for something sweet, cold and delicious, yet strange and exotic or ... maybe just a little salty? Then you should probably be visiting an ice cream parlor in Japan. Have heard of sweet potato ice cream, which I personally thought was weird; however, it's not on this list! Squid ink?? It's Number 8. Eh! It's soft serve! Worth a try! :)







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Monday, November 26, 2018

Honey Chai Cake Recipe | Arabic Food (Reblog)

Are you curious about global flavors?  You have wanderlust but can't wander too far because your travel budget is extremely limited?  Describing myself, of course.  My travel adventures are accomplished mainly through the Internet and television.  Was watching a TV cooking show and the host asked one of his guests who was a world traveler, which part of the world had the "best food" (in his opinion).  He said he enjoyed food prepared in the Middle East.  

Image credit:  Arabic Food I, photo by Victor Maia, found at Flickr.com
Arabic Food I

Connecting the dots.  

Several months back, began using the Google+ collections feature to maintain a collection of posts and links related to World Cuisine.  In the process, stumbled across the Arabic Food Recipes blog.  My husband and kids are turned on to chai tea. Even though I am a coffee fiend, having been encouraged by them to try a cup, it's very easy to understand why they are chai tea lovers.  At the aforementioned food blog found a cake recipe and thought to myself:

  • 'Chai tea is delicious. Why not chai cake?'  
(See link shared below.)

Here is another thing to note about this blog.  When many of us are enjoying the holiday season, we say "Happy Holidays" to others.  Why?  It's not to be anti-Christmas.  America is a diverse nation.  Some folks do not celebrate Christmas.  But they do celebrate a holiday!  This blog has holiday recipes for Christmas, EID, and Ramadan.  Cool huh?



Honey Chai Cake Recipe

Honey Chai Cake Recipe

A delicious honey cake with tea, covered with vanilla and white chocolate icing, no one can resist it! Shaikha - founder of "When Shaikha Cooks" blog - prepared for you this unique recipe, to prepare it easily, especially for when you're expecting friends.




Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with flavours of shawarma recipe


“There’s nothing worse than being stuck in the kitchen on Christmas day while all your guests are enjoying themselves outside, so this DIY lamb shawarma recipe is the perfect solution. ...”

Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with flavours of shawarma recipe

The Arabic Food Recipes Kitchen (The home of Delicious Arabic Food) invites you to try Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with flavours of shawarma recipe. Enjoy the Arabic cuisine and learn how to make Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with flavours of shawarma.




Eid Kaak with Dates Recipe


Eid Kaak with Dates Recipe

Cooking time: 20 minutes servings: 100 Ingredients Dough: 2 cups very hot margarine7 cups flour2 tsp smell of kaak (special kaak spices)2 tbsp toasted sesame1/2 cup warm water1 tbsp yeast 1 tsp sugar1/2 cup milk Stuffing: 500 grams Ajwa (dates)1 tsp cinnamon For garnish: Fine powder sugar Directions 1.




Eggplant With Lamb, Tomato and Pine Nuts Recipe


“ … this traditional Lebanese dish is made for celebratory meals and gatherings.

Eggplant With Lamb, Tomato and Pine Nuts Recipe

With its layers of golden eggplant, cinnamon-scented lamb, and sweet tomato sauce topped with melted cheese, this traditional Lebanese dish is made for celebratory meals and gatherings. Even better, it's just as good served warm or room temperature as it is hot from the oven.




Thursday, October 4, 2018

A Fall Neapolitan Style Dinner | jovinacooksitalian (Reblog)

Have you ever found a food blogger or food blog that is undeniably magnificent? Several years back I came across this woman's blog and am so happy to find that it is still being published. Her posts not only have great recipes but great food history too!


This one that is being shared as a reblog is perfect because it's for the fall season and it's about Italy, one of those places on my bucket list of "Places to Visit".  Will likely never realize that dream but dreaming about it is a wonderful thing.

Dream Italian?  Think Italian.  Be Italian!


The post begins by giving the reader a quick history of Neopolitan cuisine.  Neopolitan is a cuisine?  Only ever knew it to be a flavor for ice-cream!  In 3 short paragraphs, she took me from ancient Greece and Rome to modern-day Italy and the United States.  Then she set forth an entire Neopolitan dinner, recipes and all, from the first course to the dessert.  Of course, I skipped the courses and went straight to the dessert.  But that's just me!  :)


This blog post is dated 2013.  Liked it then.  Like it now!  The image from her post is an Italian Apple cake.  Isn't it gorgeous?!!

 




  • Italian Treasures - Moon Valley Sardinia (jovinacooksitalian.com)

  • Mediterranean Recipes for Lunchtime (jovinacooksitalian.com)

  • Deliciously Easy Upside Down Apple Cake (yumgoggle.com)

  • Top 10 Most Delicious Foods in the World 2016(themeshnews.com)



  • imagens_frutas_decoupage3   * Image of apples found here.

    Celebrate National Apple Month in October  (or any month! 🍏)




    Friday, September 28, 2018

    Which Countries or Cultures Make the Best Cakes? Let's Discuss!

    Which Countries or Cultures Make the Best Cakes? Would love to hear your thoughts on this foodie topic.  My husband says when it comes to baking, nobody beats out the Greeks and the Jews. Not that I'm a cake connoisseur, but I am tempted to agree with him; especially about the Greeks.  Did you know the Greeks invented cheesecake and that we have them to thank for the tradition of the birthday cake?  

    Sorry to say cake baking is not my forte. But I do love a great cake. It would be right to say that cake loving IS my forte.  💗

    Honestly! If Queen Marie Antoinette had really said “Let them eat cake!” and I had been in earshot distance, I would have been “Where?!! Where??!! Where's the cake??!!”



    Recently, I've been coming across recipes shared by my online friends from different countries and also from food newsletters that I subscribe to and it's got me dreaming and wishing I could enjoy all of these wonderful baked delights without having to concern myself with the possible ill effects of consuming too much sugar. Alas! There is diabetes in my family line and I just don't want to take any chances.

    Most of the time, I enjoy cakes by just looking at them or maybe taste a teeny weeny sample. ☺

    But some cakes are far too pretty and unusual to eat. Don't you think?  Like these incredible jelly cakes.




    Stunning Edible Flower Jelly Cakes Blooming in Your Plate

    These gorgeous jelly cakes came from 'La Floraison' in Sydney Australia. Like a Japanese rainbow cake these confections are almost too pretty to eat.



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    Some cakes are not even cakes. They're masterpieces. Works of art!



    And then some cakes are dummy cakes. Dummy cakes? Yeah. New term I learned when I found a wedding cake by LeNovelle Cake that somebody shared via the Google Plus social network. Below is a photo of the most extraordinary dummy wedding cake I've ever seen.



    But we all have our preferences and there is not one person in the world who can say that their specific food taste is “the right food taste”.

    What about you? Do you 💗 cake?
    If you were going to sing praises about a country or a culture that makes the best cakes what would your choice be?

    I'd love to hear your picks. 
    Do you agree or disagree with my husband? 




    Custom Cakes by Rainbow Nourishments (Raw Vegan Cake Maker)

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    Foodie Friday : French Cuisine - Appetizers : Eat Like Zee French!

    Eat like zee French!! Better yet. Just eat the appetizers.

    Have you been tasked with meal planning and preparation for the holidays?


    My advice to you? Eat like they do in France.


    A typical meal in France has 5 components or courses. The first course consists of appetizers (or aperitifs). For me, it's perfectly alright to make them my entire meal!! Examples of French cuisine appetizers include herbed cheese spread; Amiens pates (duck pate); fish soup; and a dish called pissaladiere. There are plenty more. The first two on the list are the most satisfying to my taste buds. But more than happy to taste and sample all the other entrées too! Learn more about this wonderful food that you would probably enjoy so much you would be perfectly fine with skipping the rest of the meal. :)

    Michey LM, is a fellow freelance writer and information contained in an article she published inspired this “two cents”. She has chosen to however, to unpublish her content, but learning about delicious cuisine has me yearning (or craving) for everything French!!  

    French Cuisine Appetizers

     

    The Everything Easy French Cookbook: Includes Boeuf Bourguignon, Crepes Suzette, Croque-Monsieur Maison, Quiche Lorraine, Mousse au Chocolat...and Hundreds More! (Everything Series)

    everything french 


    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Foodie Friday : Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel (Reblog)

    ** Food trivia:  "Falafel was originally made with fava beans and continues to be made that way in Egypt and other Arab countries, but Israeli falafel is made from chickpeas."  


    Personally, I am sort of glad the recipe was modified.  Ever since the character Hannibal Lecter - played by Sir Anthony Hopkins - made that comment about fava beans in the movie "Silence of The Lambs", the beans just don't look the same on my plate.

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    Falafel restaurant in Nazareth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


    "A falafel sandwich is truly an exceptional taste experience!”


    Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel | toriavey.com


    Falafel - Traditional Recipe for Chickpea Falafel


    Falafel is a traditionally Arab food. The word falafel may descend from the Arabic word falāfil, a plural of the word filfil, meaning "pepper." These fried vegetarian fritters are often served along with hummus, and tahini sauce (known as a "falafel plate.") They're also great served with toum, a Middle Eastern garlic sauce.

    "Why is it we never focus on the things that unite us, like falafel?" - New Yorker Cartoon
    "Why is it we... David Sipress Allposters.com







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    Friday, August 31, 2018

    Foodie Friday : Food Blog Spotlight : Cook, Mix, Mingle

    Cook, Mix, Mingle is a blog that explores the cultural diversity of South Florida. But since many posts are about Florida cuisine it could also be sub-categorized under food blogs.

    Been actively blogging as one of my primary home business projects for years. Publishing my various blogs is rewarding and enjoyable work, but reading blogs by others is eye-opening and a lot of fun!  Every publisher is so unique in their style and method of presentation.
    • Cook, Mix, Mingle would likely be viewed as a cultural diversity blog.  But I like all the food finds. ☺
    The former publisher, Lawrence Jean-Louis, (she sold the blog) is a young lady who currently hails from South #Florida and has Haitian roots. She shares all sorts of information about the area but my favorite posts are the ones about food. For example: In a blog entry dated February 10, 2014, readers were directed to five #YouTube channels on #howto cook #Africanfood. If you ever visited or lived in South Florida (or Haiti), then you know many of the #recipes for the dishes served in restaurants or private homes, for that matter, incorporate the flavors of the African continent. What a fabulous find for #foodies!  Five food channels right at your fingertips!  This post should be featured in a Food Lovers Guide. 



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    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Beyond Turmeric: 5 Indian Spices You Need in Your Pantry Now | One Green Planet (Reblog)

    So happy to be learning more and more about world cuisine; especially India food and the spices used in various dishes. Found this blog post and have to reblog. Wouldn't be right to keep this cooking wisdom to myself.  😊

    The best thing is that I love all of these spices and they can be easily be purchased via my online spice shop or probably at your local grocery store, depending on where you live.


    Beyond Turmeric: 5 Indian Spices You Need in Your Pantry Now | One Green Planet


    OGP specializes in vegan recipes.
     More from One Green Planet.


    Tips and Tricks to Use Turmeric in the Kitchen

    Turmeric is potent stuff, and it has made a recent bang on the "Let food by thy medicine" scene. It's no wonder really, as the bright orange spice has serious anti-inflammatory properties that have garnered it attention as a natural preventative and/or treatment for things like arthritis, assorted cancers and Alzheimer's, to name but a few.

    Peach Jalebi: Indian Funnel Cake [Vegan] - Made with Saffron and Cardamon

    1 cups sugar; 1/2 cup water; 1/2 cup peach juice; 4-5 saffron strands; 1 teaspoon ground cardamom; A pinch of orange food coloring (optional) ...


    Spicing It Up with Cumin: Health Benefits, Tips, and Recipes

    Cumin, an oblong seed with ridges and a yellow-brown color, has been used since ancient times in Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. It originated in Egypt and belongs to the same family as caraway, parsley, and dill.


    Why Ginger-fication of our Food Is a Good Thing

    Ginger is a wonderful thing. It's highly medicinal, known to combat stomach ailments of all kinds and has anti-inflammatory properties said to rival any non-steroidal drug in its treatment of muscle and joint pain.
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    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Can You Guess the Healthiest Cuisines in the World?

    Dear Blog Readers and Subscribers:

    Missed me?  LOL. ☺❤  
    I chilled out a bit for the 4th of July holiday but I have been (and still am) kind of busy with my various home biz projects.  Publishing this short post so that my readers know this is blog is still being maintained.




    Found an interesting article today at Spices, Inc. that lists the 8 Healthiest Cuisines in the World.

    It was no surprise to me that California Cuisine was on the list. I am a little upset that Caribbean cuisine did not make the list. But I understand. ☺ As to why kosher Jewish food isn't Number 1 on the list?  Your guess is as good as mine. 

    JUST FOR FUN!

    Before you check the official list at Spices, Inc., write down YOUR LIST of world cuisines that you think should be on this list and then compare to see if you guessed right!




    8 Healthiest Cuisines in the World


    Learn all about the 8 healthiest cuisines in the world ...


    California Cuisine - History, Features and Fun Facts


    Each bullet point presented below has been explored in much further detail by fellow freelance writer Om Paramapoonya and presented in an article titled: The term "California cuisine" was first used by food critics and magazine editors. California has diverse agriculture and people.


    What Jew Wanna Eat - This Ain't Yo Bubbe's Blog


    These Kofta Stuffed Dates from Millennial Kosher are a little sweet, a little salty, and make the perfect appetizer! If you like meat wrapped in more meat, then do I have a treat for you! Boy ...


    World Cuisine: Great Recipes from Around the World (and Texas)


    A handy reference list. Descriptive list of the different and popular dishes from the Philippines that every Filipino family have enjoyed cooking and serving on their dinner table. A Taste of the Caribbean: Make Jamaican Patties for Supper! This is a great recipe for authentic tasting Jamaican Patties; delicious golden pastry filled with curried beef and spices.


    Indian Food - Myth or Fact


    Do you like Indian food? I do! Although must admit, had to acquire a taste for it. My first time trying a so-called authentic Indian dish was at one of those American mall-type food courts, where there are all kinds of restaurants for you to choose from.


    Food Blog Spotlight: Tofu is the New Black on Tumblr


    So glad such a thing as a spotlight was invented. The concept or idea of shining a light on something or someone worthy of being noticed comes in handy when you find a like " fantabulous food blog Tofu is the New Black ".


    Vegan and Vegetarian Blogs: The Flaming Vegan


    Many celebrities have gone the way of the vegan. to name just two (see "Links of Interest" below). Taking the leap and plunging myself into a vegan diet would be unrealistic. Taking baby steps toward modifying my diet to incorporate vegan food into my meals is a much more reasonable and sensible approach.

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Edible Art Of Kawaii Cooking

    It’s really no big surprise that people like kawaii.
     It’s loaded with cuteness!  😊





    When my high schooler was a middle schooler, she enjoyed this cartoon program called Phineas and Ferb about two young boys who are geniuses and always cook up some unbelievable event for each episode.  The favorite line in the show is when someone usually asks them: “Aren’t you are little young to be doing this?” (“This” whatever the this is that they’re doing that kids should not be able to do.); and they always respond:  “Yes.  Yes we are!”   :)






    Well there was one episode where they were trying to overcome an “alien monster” and just didn’t know what “weapon” they could use.  Finally Phineas figured it out and it wasn’t anything he and his friend could build themselves.  However one of their friends did possess it.  Their friend’s weapon was “cuteness”.





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    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    Sri Lanka Ethnic Cuisine by Melisa Marzett (Guest Post)

    Sri Lanka national cuisine is based on plant products:  rice, corn, peas, lentils and other beans.  Also, all sorts of flour made out of pulse crops and vegetables are an integral part of the local cuisine.

    Spice shop in Kandy Market, Sri Lanka By McKay Savage [CC BY 2.0],

    Rice is the basis of many of the national dishes in Sri Lanka. It is spiced with curry, seasoning and other local ingredients here, with seafood and fruits, coconut flakes and vegetables.  The combinations, at first sight, are unbelievable!


    Traditionally, the food is prepared in either handmade crockery-ware or metallic crockery over an open fire. There are a lot of seasoning and sauces in traditional Sri Lankan cuisine, which is why it is practically impossible to define its unique taste. Curry is the most popular seasoning. But there is also, a hot sauce antiaris made of fruits with seasonings, red hot sauce masala, miti kiri dry coconut milk, cut thin mix of onion and salt, dry fish, red pepper and lemon lunumiris, a ginger hand in syrup and other exotic seasonings are common.


    The Ceylonese (Sri Lankans in Singapore) consume a huge number of fruits and greens. They make salads out of different fresh vegetables and fruits or just some greens using traditional tomatoes, pepper, onion, bamboo runoffs and a various exotic assortment, including some special tree leaves, banana palm flower, and algae. Meat is not consumed much due to the cows to being considered holy animals. Instead, they eat a lot of and a variety of seafood.


    Sri Lanka courses:

    • Roti, which is a rice cake, a daily course in Sri Lanka
    • Appa, which is rice-flour and coconut milk pancakes. They look like typical pancakes but whiter and more transparent.
    • Indi appa, which is rice pasta made of rice flour of course.
    • Pitta, which is boiled steamed rice-coconut mix in bamboo handle.
    • Kiribath, which is pink rice, boiled in coconut milk.


    Tea is the main drink in Sri Lanka. But fruit juice and coconut milk are preferred drinks as well. As for the local alcohol, it is better for a traveler not to become familiar with it. Alcoholic beverages are available but there is basically no purification procedure for making the local alcohol so most Europeans or westerners may not appreciate the taste. As for the local Lion beer, it is brewed in accordance with classic recipes. It is not expensive and some who drink it say it's very delicious.


    About the author: Melisa Marzett whose current activity is writing for Pure writing company always welcome a new writing challenge. She is passionate about writing, which is why what comes out is interesting to read.









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