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Mexican Tacos Gobernador Recipe

Tacos Gobernador is a Mexican dish consisting of tacos filled with shrimps, chillies, some cheese and a tomato sauce wrapped in a corn tortilla. The dish is a fairly new tradition, named after a governor who particularly enjoyed the flavor of shrimp with cheese. There are many variations on the recipe, including the level of …

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Mongolian Airag (Kumis) Recipe: Fermented Mare’s Milk

Also known as kumis, Airag, also known as Kumis, is essentially fermented mare’s milk and is the national beverage of Mongolia. A combination of lactic acid bacteria and yeast leads to the process of fermentation of the milk. Airag is useful in treating severe illnesses related to the heart, lungs, and stomach. It is rich …

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Argentinian Medialunas Recipe

Medialunas is the Argentinian take on the traditional French croissant. The word literally translates to half a moon (explaining the crescent shape). The yeast infused dough is intricately layered with butter with a technique called laminating and glazed with sugar. Unlike a regular croissant, Medialunas are smaller and sweeter. It is a staple pastry dish …

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Italian Bombardino Cocktail Recipe

Bombardino is an Italian alcoholic cocktail which is typically prepared with egg liqueur, cream and whiskey (or rum or brandy). It is among the most popular winter cocktails in the world.  Thanks to the warm temperature at which it is served and the alcohol content, the bombardino is a great relief on cold winter days. …

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Egyptian Feteer Meshaltet Recipe

Feteer Meshaltet is a flaky Egyptian layered pastry with butter in between the layers. It is popularly known as “Egyptian layered pastry”. Feteer Meshaltet can be enjoyed with both sweet and savory fillings such as cheese, coconut, chocolate, sausages, ground beef and many more. Feteer Meshaltet is traditionally given as a gift to visitors and …

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German Presskopf Recipe: Bavarian “Head Meat” Sausage

Presskopf is a German sausage that is cooked in a broth containing various animal parts and internal organs. Pork meat, heart, blood, muscle meat, rinds and calf or pork head meat are common ingredients. This sets up into gelatin and is often called aspic (jelly like consistency) or terrine. It is usually flavored with onion, …

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Hungarian Rigó Jancsi Recipe

Rigo Jancsi, also known as the Hungarian Chocolate Mousse Cake, is a cube-shaped, two-layered chocolate pastry named after late gypsy violinist Rigo Jancsi.  As with all the other pastries, it requires skills along with various ingredients for its preparation. However, the savory scrumptious taste serves as the most perfect outcome one could ask for. History …

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Spanish Pisto Manchego Recipe

Pisto Manchego is a classic Spanish dish prepared from garden vegetables with tomato and pepper as its base. Owing to its similarity with its French counterpart, the dish is also famously known as the Manchego ratatouille. The Pisto does not require a lot of oil in its preparation, making it a very healthy and low-calorie …

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Swedish Hallongrotta (Raspberry Jam Cookies) Recipe

Hallongrotta is a traditional Swedish butter cookie with a hole on top filled with raspberry jam. These sweet pastries are a popular holiday treat throughout Sweden, best paired with coffee, tea or simply eaten on their own. Origin & Cultural Significance The Swedish term Hallongrotta, hallongrottor in its plural form, means raspberry cave. It was …

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Polish Makowiec (Poppy Seed Roll) Recipe

Makowiec (or poppy seed roll) is a Polish dessert made of a yeast dough that is rolled over with a poppy seed filling containing ground poppy seed, butter, sugar, honey, raisins and walnuts. Makowiec is traditionally served during the Christmas season but is also enjoyed by many all year round. Origin & Cultural Significance Makowiec …

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French Chateaubriand Recipe

Chateaubriand is of the finest classic French dishes consisting of a large steak fillet cut from the centre of beef tenderloin, served with a sauce and/or mushrooms. Origin & Cultural Significance The word chateaubriand can mean two things, a dish made of a large fillet cut from the centre of beef tenderloin served with sauce, …

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Japanese Hanami Dango Recipe

Hanami Dango (or Sanshoku Dango) is a traditional Japanese rice flour dessert which is particularly enjoyed during the custom tradition of flower viewing (Hanami) each year. This sweet rice dumpling delicacy is formed into three small balls in different colors, skewered together in the centre with a bamboo stick. Origin & Cultural Significance Hanami Dango, sometimes …

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Peruvian Salchipapas Recipe

Salchipapas is a Peruvian street food dish made of deep-fried potatoes (papas) and stir-fried beef sausages (salchichas). It has become one of Peru’s most popular street foods and a real staple quick dinner for the locals. This dish is simple to make with just deep-fried potatoes mixed with stir-fried beef sausages, cut into small pieces …

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Brazilian Carne-De-Sol Recipe

Carne-De-Sol can be literally translated as ‘Sun-dried Meat’ in Portuguese. In northeastern Brazil, preserving meat by salting and drying it in the sun is a common practice, and that’s where the dish comes from. However, despite the name, most modern-day carne-de-sol recipes don’t require the sun to dry the meat. It needs salt, brown sugar …

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