Scottish Steak Pie Ale Hogmanay New Years

Scottish Steak Pie Ale

For most countries, the apex of the holiday season circles around the mid-December timeframe. With “big hitter” holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah (and even those like shab-e-yalda), much of the festive cheer is expended before New Year’s Eve. The Scots, however, approach things a little differently. Their celebration of Hogmanay trumps everything else, and foods like steak … Read more

Kebab on Grill With Ground Beef and Pork – Cevapi Recipe

Cevapi Recipe - kebab on grill with ground beef and pork

Grilled pieces of meat or cubes of kebab are one of my favorite summertime foods. I love the simplicity, fun and flavor of skewered meats. This recipe is best served with flatbread. What is Cevapi Cevapi (or ćevapčići, if you want to be all diminutive and cute) are the seminal kafana food of the Balkans, cousins of … Read more

Besbarmak Meat Pasta Kazakhstan

Besbarmak meat pasta kazakhstan

Besbarmak, a heap of sliced meat served on a bed of pasta squares is Kazakhstan’s national dish, as well as a tasty legacy of the nomads that roam the country’s steppes. The name besbarmak literally means ‘five fingers’ and comes from the way the dish is eaten – on a large platter to serve several … Read more