Moroccan Bastilla Sweet Savory Pie

Moroccan Bastilla sweet savory pie

Moroccan bastilla (variously known as pastilla, b’stila, bestila and bisteeya) is a flaky pie usually filled with pigeon cooked in sweet and salty flavors and spices. In Morocco, bastilla is actually an appetizer, and given that the season of overindulgence is nearly upon us, we think it’s only appropriate to add this hefty poultry pie … Read more

Pom Surinamese Chicken Pomtajer Potato Root Vegetable Casserole

Pom Surinamese Chicken Pomtajer Potato Root Vegetable Casserole

The saying “without pom, there is no birthday” should give you some idea of just how revered pom is in Suriname. A celebratory dish mostly reserved for special occasions, pom is the lovechild of a number of different ethnic parents who – whether by force or of their own volition – ended up in Suriname during the time … Read more

Jocon De Pollo Guatemalan Chicken Tomatill Stew

Jocon de Pollo guatemalan chicken tomatill stew

Jocon de pollo is a classic Guatemalan dish, heavily influenced by Mayan culture in Guatemala. It is a fusion of ingredients the Maya have been enjoying for centuries. However, the most important ingredient in this flavorful stew, the chicken, did not make its way into Mayan cuisine until long after the decline of the great Mayan civilization. And to … Read more

Maqbous Omani Chicken Saffron Chana Dal Spiced Rice

Maqbous Omani chicken saffron chana dal spiced rice

Maqbous is a chicken and rice dish packed with a legion of spices and a sweet rosewater-raisin tang that hails from Oman in the south-eastern corner of the Arabian peninsula. It’s a close cousin of the Saudi kabsa, the Yemeni mandi, and the Indian biryani and reminds us a lot of Gambian benachin. Oman is one of the … Read more

Arroz Chaufa Peruvian Cantonese Stir Fried Rice

Arroz chaufa Peruvian Cantonese stir fried rice

Think of a classic Peruvian dinner, and arroz chaufa might not be the first thing that springs to mind. You might instead conjure up a plate of ceviche or a barbequed cuy (guinea pig!) washed down with a pisco sour. Spend an evening in Lima, however, and you are just as likely to find yourself tucking into a hearty … Read more

Muamba Nsusu: Congolese Peanut & Palm Oil Stew

Muamba Nsusu: Congolese Peanut & Palm Oil Stew

Few ingredients in the world have had as big an impact on their native region as the palm nut. Whether used in dishes like muamba nsusu or as industrial machine lubricant or even in beauty products, this tiny reddish nut (and especially its oil) did so much for West Africa… including both the good and the … Read more