Honoring the food of my readers: French Crêpes

Vive la France. Growing up in England, we could go to France fairly easily just across the channel. My first trip abroad was to France when I was just a tiny baby. I even learnt French in school and could still probably pick it back up if necessary. Lark's middle name is a French one … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: French Crêpes

Honoring the food of my readers: Kazakh Shalgam

Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked nation, geographically split bridging continental Europe and Asia. This intercontinental trait has enhanced and enriched the culture of this Eurasian country. This duality along with the traditional nomadic lifestyle of historic Kazakhstan has influenced the cuisine. Lacking access to human food grade horse meat meant that I couldn't make … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Kazakh Shalgam

Honoring the food of my readers: Portuguese Francesinha

Portugal is the first country in this series so far that I have actually visited myself. This Mediterranean nation has a lot of beautiful coastline and other extraordinary geographic marvels. I could have picked any number of fish dishes, but I decided to go with a popular street food. Sandwiches are fantastic. I just rediscovered … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Portuguese Francesinha

Honoring the food of my readers: Mexican Chiles en Nogada

This was a fun and easy dinner for us to prepare and enjoy together. Hart really likes bell peppers so he thoroughly appreciated our variation on this nation's dish. Growing up in England, I was very much so not exposed to Mexican food. We would make chicken fajitas at home using a popular brand kit … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Mexican Chiles en Nogada

Honoring the food of my readers: Brazilian Feijoada

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, and the largest with Portuguese as its official language. The influences on Brazilian culture come predominantly from Europe (specifically Portugal) as well as Africa. It makes for a great variety of cuisines in different regions. My grandparents went to Brazil on a vacation. They went on … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Brazilian Feijoada