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

Tavce Gravce Macedonian Bean Stew

Tavce gravce macedonian bean stew

Friday is abstinence day for meat-eating Orthodox Christians, which means that vegetarian dishes in the otherwise carnivorous Balkans do get an airing at least once a week. One of these dishes is tavce gravce, Macedonia’s national plate, nuances of which pervade all of the former Yugoslav countries under different names, including pasulj, prebranac and grah. Put simply, tavce gravce … Read more

Pelmeni Siberian Meat Dumplings

Pelmeni Siberian Meat Dumplings

The humble pelmeni-like dumpling is something you can find nesting in pretty much every cuisine in the world. From Italian ravioli to Polish pierogis, Japanese gyoza to Tibetan momos: the simple act of wrapping a bit of meat or some vegetables in a pastry circle and then boiling it has caught on in every corner of … Read more

Jianbing Chinese Savory Breakfast Crepe

Jianbing Chinese savory breakfast crepe

Jianbing is a hearty Chinese breakfast crepe and one of the country’s most popular street foods. The fillings vary depending on which city you’re eating your jianbing, but the general rule is that there are no rules: meats, vegetables, dairy and fried buns are all game in a tradition of morning crepes that would make a Frenchman’s … Read more

Feijoada Brazilian Black Bean Stew

Feijoada Brazilian black bean stew

Feijoada is Brazil’s undisputed national dish. A slow-cooked crock pot of black beans accentuated with hunks of salted or smoked pork, feijoada is a warming comfort food to be eaten in hot climes. Sometimes more traditional variants will go nose to tail, adding pig’s ears, feet or a tail, or, as in our case, a … Read more

Tourtière: Canadian Spiced Minced Meat Pie

Tourtière: Canadian spiced minced meat pie

There’s something magical when a flavor matches a feeling. Tourtière possesses that magic in full abundance. A single bite taken into this spiced meat pie evokes the cheerful, warming spirit of the holidays. It’s no wonder, then, that it’s a key fixture to any true Quebecois celebration of Christmas… and now at our own too. Tourtière, … Read more