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

Kaukau: Papua New Guinean Sweet Potato

This is Kaukau, a Papua New Guinean Sweet Potato dish, with orange juice, coconut milk, shallots, garlic, ginger, coconut oil and cinnamon

It’s funny to see how some “newcomers” can take a nation’s food scene by storm. Nowhere is this as true as in Papua New Guinea and the kaukau, or the sweet potato. It’s rare enough to find recipes from Papua New Guinea as is, but it’s even rarer to find one that doesn’t involve some kaukau … Read more

Pastel de Choclo: Chilean Corn Pie

Chilean pastel de choclo corn casserole filling with mushroom onion spices olives eggs and mozzerella topped with brown sugar

It’s amazing how food can serve as a proxy for identifying key cultural integrations. For the Chileans, the best available “yummy proxy” is none other than pastel de choclo. Drawing on key components from the different historical influences, this recipe represents far more than a corn pie for a fiercely proud population. And, given the taste of it, … Read more

Tave Kosi: Albanian Lamb & Yogurt Casserole

Good things are bound to happen (food-wise, at least) for a country situated in the middle of some of the oldest major culinary influences. Chalk Albania up as one of those countries, and for certain dishes – tave kosi included – the history of the dish is as rich as the taste itself. Tave Kosi: … Read more

Gibanica: Serbian Cheese Pie

Gibanica: Serbian Cheese Pie

One thing I love about our little project to internationalize our upcoming holiday meals is how and from where recipe inspiration can come from, literally anywhere. For example, I had no idea about any type of dishes from Serbian cuisine, but we were really pleasantly surprised to learn about how many amazing recipes are out … Read more