Honoring the food of my readers: Israeli falafel and ptitim salad

Falafel. Glorious falafel. Although Egypt can be credited as the origin of this dish, I believe falafel is a true Israeli national dish. I served this with a salad and you can have them in a pita if you are bread kings and queens like my kiddos. These particular falafel really celebrate sesame seeds and … Continue reading Honoring the food of my readers: Israeli falafel and ptitim salad

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