Khachapuri (Acharuli): Georgian Cheese Bread

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 might find in the mainland. Georgia’s different regions, however, take this notion of regional independence to an entirely different level. For a dish like khachapuri, … Read more

Flaounes: Cypriot Easter Dessert

Cypriot Flaounes - cheese filled Easter bread

It never ceases to amaze us how much the history of a particular food can really speak to the broader history of the culture behind it. For flaouna (flaounes for plural), this delightful sourdough cheesy Easter dessert has become a pride and joy in Cyprus. But the recipe and its clear-cut Hellenistic roots are, interestingly, … Read more

Irish Soda Bread

irish soda bread

Notwithstanding how common it might really be, it’s always interesting to see a non-indigenous food rise so meteorically to the forefront of a nation’s cuisine. With the Irish – one of the earliest recorded contemporary cultures, mind you – the rise of the previously un-Irish soda bread is no exception. The Rise of Soda Bread … Read more

Fiskefilet: Danish Open Faced Fish Sandwich with a Remoulade

Remoulade and Fiskefilet - Danish Open Faced Fish Sandwich

First and foremost, a very Happy New Year to all! Last year, Heather and I had the great fortunes of attending a wedding in a small town outside of Copenhagen. In addition to celebrating the occasion with incredibly fun Danish wedding traditions, we were able to explore and really discover the fantastic and famous food … Read more

Oyster Cajun Stuffing

As an homage to the Thanksgiving in all its American splendor, we thought it appropriate to find a stuffing recipe from a little closer to home. Even in the US, though, “home” is really a melting pot of many different regional cuisines, so this was a prime opportunity to explore one of the more vibrant and … Read more