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

Benachin Gambian One Pot Jollof Rice

Benachin Gambian One Pot Jollof Rice

WHAT IS BENACHIN? Benachin is a traditional Gambian dish consisting of rice, vegetables, and meat, all cooked together in a single pot. It is also known as thiebou-dienne, a Senegambian special jollof rice. Benachin translates to “one pot” in Wollof, referring to its cooking method. The dish is characterized by its aromatic flavours, thanks to … Read more

Cesnecka: Czech Garlic Soup

Cesnecka: Czech Garlic Soup

It’s no real secret here that we’re pretty big fans of garlic. Even one glance at other recipes like brodet and tave kosi is enough to see that we’re not shy about adding in the extra clove or two into almost any recipe. Luckily for us, it seems we share our fanaticism for the pungent root with others out … Read more

Caponata: Cooked Sicilian Aubergines

This is caponata, a classic Sicilian dish of stewed aubergines or eggplant, complete with loads of vegetables, fresh herbs and spices and lovely balance between sweet and sour

This was a cuisine we’ve been really looking forward to exploring. Sure, Sicily is technically part of Italy these days, but the island’s history has endowed it with a culture so unique, so incredible and so distinct from the mainland. In this way, pairing Sicily and Italian together would be quite the misnomer. One area that … Read more

Encebollado: Ecuadorian Tuna & Onion Soup

This is Encebollado, a spicy tuna and onion stew, widely regarded as the national dish of Ecuador

Every once in a while, you come across a dish that is really special. It’s hard to explain the what and particularly hard to explain the why, but certain dishes seem to symbolize something more than just the sum of their ingredients. There’s true symbolism nestled into each and every bite. As integral as anything else … Read more