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Scottish Haggis Balls with Whiskey and Mustard Sauce

British haggis balls.

Haggis is a British and Scottish pudding made from sheep’s heart or liver and various spices. Traditionally served with turnips and potatoes, as well as Scotch whiskey, haggis is the national dish of Scotland and is often eaten on January 25, the birthday of Robert Burns, who addressed a poem to the dish in 1787. more »

Palestinian Kenafeh (Cheese Pastry)

Pistachio-topped kenafeh.

Kenafeh is a Palestinian cheese pastry dipped in a sweet syrup. Variants include fillings of chopped nuts, sesame seeds, or mozzarella. The city of Nablus in the West Bank is especially famous for its kenafeh.  Palestinian Kenafeh INGREDIENTS 1 lb. ricotta 1 lb. mozzarella 1 package frozen kenafeh pastry (thawed one hour on the counter) more »

Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Chinese scallion pancakes, or "cong you bing."

Scallion pancakes (cong you bing) are a popular street food in China and Taiwan, often served with soy sauce. Cooked from dough rather than the batter typical of true pancakes, cong you bing often include fennel, sesame seeds, and bell pepper as well as scallions. One Chinese legend claims that Marco Polo brought scallion pancakes more »

Pakistani White Karahi with Chicken

Pakistani white chicken karahi.

A karahi refers both to a deep frying pan similar to a wok and to the food cooked in the wok, usually deep-fried meat and stews. The chicken karahi below is a cream-based stew from Pakistan, commonly eaten for lunch with rice or naan. Pakistani White Karahi with Chicken INGREDIENTS 1 cup olive or vegetable more »

Peruvian Lomo Saltado

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Lomo saltado is a stir-fry steak dish popular in Peru. Influenced by Asian and especially Vietnamese cuisine, the dish is often served on white rice and with French fries. Peruvian Lomo Saltado (Steak and Fries) INGREDIENTS 12 ounces rib-eye steak, cut in long pieces  ¼ in. x 2 in. Salt and freshly ground black pepper more »

Japanese Oshiruko, or Red Bean Soup

Oshiruko, a sweet Japanese red bean soup, topped by mochi, a Japanese rice cake.

Oshiruko is a Japanese dessert soup made of a sweet red bean paste. Served warm, it is usually topped by mochi, Japanese rice cakes. Japanese Oshiruko (Sweet Red Bean Soup) INGREDIENTS 1 lb. prepared anko (red bean paste) 1 ½ to 2 cups water pinch of salt DIRECTIONS In a large pot, blend together the more »

Indian Mango Lassi

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  Native to India and Pakistan, mango lassis are spiced yogurt drinks similar to smoothies. They are usually served chilled, especially in hot weather. Serves 3-4. Indian Mango Lassi INGREDIENTS 2 cups ripe mangoes peeled and chopped 1 cup yogurt 1/2 cup milk 3 tablespoons sugar (or to taste) 1/8 teaspoon cardamom powder 1 tablespoon more »

Greek Spanakopita, or Spinach Pie

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Spanakopita is a savory Greek pastry made with feta cheese, spinach, and phyllo dough. It is most often eaten as a snack, and a version without cheese or dairy is common during fasting in Lent.         Spanakopita, Greek Spinach Pie Makes one 9×9 inch pan. INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large more »

Yemeni Bin al Sahn

Bin al Sahn, a Yemeni honey cake

Bin al Sahn or Sabayah is a decadent Yemeni honey cake usually served as a dessert in the regions around the Persian Gulf. It is often eaten dipped in honey and melted butter.           Yemeni Bin al Sahn INGREDIENTS 2 1/3 cup flour 3 eggs 1-2 tbsp. water 5 tbsp. butter, more »

Hungarian Rum Balls

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These delicious rum balls are made with cherries and rolled in coconut flakes. It is a very rummy rum ball, so if you prefer a lighter taste, ease up on the rum. Though enjoyed throughout the year, rum balls are most commonly eaten at Christmastime. Below is a Hungarian recipe for rum balls, but variations more »