Ema Datshi Bhutanese Chili Cheese Stew

Ema Datshi Bhutanese Chili Cheese Stew

If, like us, you’re the kind of spice fan who likes to sprinkle tabasco over your habanera peppers, then you’ve found your dream dish in Bhutan’s ema datshi. Basically a curry made from chili peppers and farmer’s cheese, ema datshi can be tweaked for more sensitive palates by switching out the chilis for milder pepper … Read more

Korean Beef Bulgogi

Korean Beef Bulgogi grilled on a plate with a bowl of white rice

This barbecue season we have decided to put something with a little more zing over our coals: out with the tofurkey sausages and in with the beef bulgogi, the delicately sliced, carefully marinated pieces of sirloin that come to us from the Korean Peninsula. MEAT ON FIRE – FROM MAEKJEOK TO NEOBIANI Beef bulgogi – … Read more

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

Kutab Azerbaijani Azeri Herb Filled Wheat Pancake

Kutab Azerbaijani Azeri Herb Filled Wheat Pancake

More robust than a crepe, more delicate than bread, the Azerbaijani kutab is a kind of flatbread-pancake stuffed with a variety of possible fillings from pumpkin or cheese to spinach, offal, herbs, and even camel meat. A more cavalier commentator might pass it off as a regular sandwich, but we think that would be massively underselling the art of mixing and … Read more

Benachin Gambian One Pot Jollof Rice

Benachin Gambian One Pot Jollof Rice

When you find a dish like benachin mentioned in the same train of thought as Nelson Mandela, it’s invariably a good sign. Dubbed one of the 7 Wonders of Africa in a tongue-and-cheek reference to Mandela, Cape Town and Senegalese hair twists, it should thus be no surprise that the origin of benachin – a West African tomato-soaked rice dish known … Read more