Category: Side Dishes

Choripan: Argentine Chorizo & Baguette

Even the simplest of dishes can evoke the most complex of feelings. While the choripan is as simple a recipe as you’ll perhaps ever get, the symbolism of the sandwich goes…

Caponata: Cooked Sicilian Aubergines

This was a cuisine we’ve been really looking forward to exploring. Sure, Sicily is technically part of Italy these days, but the island’s history has endowed it with a culture so…

Chili Crab: Singaporean Shellfish in Spicy Tomato Sauce

It’s funny how a dish can, in effect, go “viral” and gain massive popularity… almost like a YouTube video or the next hot meme. And yet, that’s exactly what happened…

Khachapuri (Acharuli): Georgian Cheese Bread

It’s one thing for a country to have various regional cuisines. As we saw in the case of Croatia, the Dalmatian dishes like brodet are entirely different than what you…

Anticuchos: Peruvian Beef Kabobs

Thanks to some of our previous deep culinary explorations here on Arousing Appetites, we’ve encountered some prevailing trends in the world’s history. Introducing the Spanish conquistadors into the picture, for example,…

Saltibarsciai: Lithuanian Beet Soup

With the recipes and cuisines covered here on Arousing Appetites, there’s a relatively prevailing trend: most of the traditional dishes have histories that can be traced back centuries… if not millennia….