Sopa de Caracol

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

Imam Bayildi: Turkish Tomato-Filled Eggplants

Imam Bayildi: Turkish Tomato-Filled Eggplants

One thing we really love here at Arousing Appetites is when we come across a recipe that not only is delicious but has an incredibly unique story or folk tale behind it. Imam bayildi is one of those recipes. The recipe is delicious and very simple to make, as you’ll see below. But more than … Read more

Goan Prawn Curry

goan prawn curry

Heather and I were fortunate to make it to India earlier this year in order to attend a good friend’s wedding. And first, let me tell you that Indian weddings are so incredibly eventful… I certainly wasn’t ready for it myself. Prior to the wedding itself, though, we took a few weeks to backpack through different … Read more