Acaraje with Vatapa

Acaraje with Vatapa

This week marks the beginning of one of the year’s widely celebrated times shared around the world. That’s right, it’s Carnival time! An integral part of the Christian calendar, you can safely expect to find a type of pre-Lent party in any country with a well-represented Christian population. Above them all, though, the creme de … Read more

Arroz de Marisco: Portuguese Seafood Rice Paella

Arroz de Marisco: Portuguese Seafood Rice Paella

Oh yes, this recipe was a real treat to make. It wasn’t a total surprise that it would be, though. Generally, when you come across a recipe that has been called a “wonder,” then you can safely expect the outcome to be quite enjoyable. And yes, for arroz de marisco, it more than lived up … Read more

Ajiaco (Vegetarian)

Ajiaco with salsa

One of the truest joys of cooking recipes from around the world is when we come across a special herb or spice that is truly unique in taste. Granted, we didn’t really expect to find such an ingredient when we first came across ajiaco, but lo and behold, there is guascas. And indeed, guascas (and subsequently … Read more

Pira Caldo

Pira Caldo

It’s safe to say that we’re generally a fan of spices and spice-filled dishes. Call it a personal preference for Arousing Appetites. As a result, it might not be everyday that you’ll see us so enthusiastically approach a recipe that is so noticeably devoid of spices. Pira caldo, however, is undoubtedly an exception to the rule. Pira … Read more

Poisson Cru: Tahitian Raw Tuna Ceviche with Coconut Milk

Poisson Cru: Tahitian Raw Tuna Ceviche with Coconut Milk

What is poisson cru? Poisson cru is a dish made from fresh or canned coconut milk. The recipe is simple and easy to follow, and it takes more time to make than most dishes, but the results are worth it. Poisson cru is a French dish made from fresh or canned coconut milk. What are … Read more

Paifala – Samoan Halfmoon Pie With Crushed Pineapple and Coconut Milk

Paifala Dish

As we continue to try new recipes from around the world, we’re starting to pick up on certain trends and commonalities between cuisines. We thought we had come onto one of these commonalities with paifala. After all, from the outward look of it, paifala looks an awful lot like empanadas from the Latin and Spanish … Read more