Kottu Roti: Sri Lankan Fried Bread

Kottu Roti: Sri Lankan Fried Bread

It’s always fascinating to find recipes that have much more to offer than just their ingredients and listed steps. Few recipes, however, transcend as far and mean as much as kottu roti does to Sri Lanka. Even as a relative newcomer to the cuisine, kottu roti has become an incredibly popular and all-encompassing symbol of … Read more

Brodet: Croatian Seafood Stew

Brodet: Croatian Seafood Stew

In order to make a dish in the real, authentic sort of way, you might find yourself employing a particular trick or tactic that seems a bit odd, a little funny and maybe even slightly counterintuitive. With not one but two of these kinds of tricks, brodet certainly fits the bill for these types of recipes. Don’t worry… we’ve … Read more

Tave Kosi: Albanian Lamb & Yogurt Casserole

Good things are bound to happen (food-wise, at least) for a country situated in the middle of some of the oldest major culinary influences. Chalk Albania up as one of those countries, and for certain dishes – tave kosi included – the history of the dish is as rich as the taste itself. Tave Kosi: … Read more

Scotch Eggs: English Meat Encased Hard Boiled Egg

Scotch Eggs: English Meat Encased Hard Boiled Egg

When we test recipes here at Arousing Appetites, we don’t keep all the food just to ourselves to eat. No, we actually have a small “audience” that helps us taste every recipe and provides us with invaluable feedback on their preferences of the dish. Somewhat surprisingly, certain members of this group got especially excited for Scotch … Read more

Irish Soda Bread

irish soda bread

Notwithstanding how common it might really be, it’s always interesting to see a non-indigenous food rise so meteorically to the forefront of a nation’s cuisine. With the Irish – one of the earliest recorded contemporary cultures, mind you – the rise of the previously un-Irish soda bread is no exception. The Rise of Soda Bread … Read more

Haft Mewa – Afghan Fruits and Nuts – A New Year Dish

Haft Mewa

Haft mewa is an Afghan dish that combines dried fruits and nuts into a bowl together, add water and let the flavors meld and a syrup form. It’s a perfect dessert or snack dish. Sometimes, the simplest of dishes can have the most symbolic and deepest of meanings. That certainly is the case for haft … Read more