Poisson Cru: Tahitian Raw Tuna Ceviche with Coconut Milk

Poisson Cru: Tahitian Raw Tuna Ceviche with Coconut Milk

What is poisson cru? Poisson cru is a dish made from fresh or canned coconut milk. The recipe is simple and easy to follow, and it takes more time to make than most dishes, but the results are worth it. Poisson cru is a French dish made from fresh or canned coconut milk. What are … Read more

Paifala – Samoan Halfmoon Pie With Crushed Pineapple and Coconut Milk

Paifala Dish

As we continue to try new recipes from around the world, we’re starting to pick up on certain trends and commonalities between cuisines. We thought we had come onto one of these commonalities with paifala. After all, from the outward look of it, paifala looks an awful lot like empanadas from the Latin and Spanish … Read more

Doro Wot: Ethiopian Berbere & Chicken Stew

Doro Wot: Ethiopian Berbere & Chicken Stew

Coming from the DC area, there is a true abundance of high-quality and amazing Ethiopian restaurants around town. This cluster of amazing Ethiopian food is, oddly enough, one of the few things that the DC food scene is known for. After recently going to one of our favorite places nearby, it dawned on us that … Read more

Chakalaka

chakalaka dish

Sure, most recipes will leave a little room for imagination to the beholder (in other words, the cook). Chakalaka, however, is a different story. After the base ingredients of onions, tomatoes and peppers, it seems like everyone has a unique spin on how to make a proper chakalaka. In all of our recipe research done here … Read more

Sopa de Caracol – Coconut Conch Soup

Sopa de Caracol - Honduran Conch Soup

When finding recipes to test and adapt for here on Arousing Appetites, we look not only for great taste but also for an intriguing history. And while the story for sopa de caracol may not trace as far back as earlier millenia (like ropa vieja or latkes, for example), it’s certainly not every day that a dish … Read more

Ropa Vieja: Cuban Shredded Slow Cooked Beef

Ropa Vieja: Cuban Shredded Slow Cooked Beef

We love getting feedback from the Arousing Appetites community. Recently, we were asked to write about a few more meaty recipes, and of course we’re happy to oblige. Unfortunately for Heather, who has been a pescatarian (vegetarian and fish diet) since 2007, she won’t be privy to enjoy these delicious recipes, but I sure can. And … Read more