Calulu De Peixe Angolan Fish Vegetable Stew

Calulu de peixe angolan fish vegetable stew

Calulu de peixe is an Angolan fish and vegetable stew with an interesting, yet somber origin. The history of this stew can be traced back centuries, to the time of the colonial slave trade. Two ingredients in calulu de piexe, okra and palm oil, each have their own interesting story to tell. Okra’s story is one … Read more

Masgouf Iraqi Turmeric Tamarind Marinated Fish Tomato-curry

Masgouf iraqi turmeric tamarind marinated fish tomato-curry

Masgouf is the national dish of a country that sits upon the land known as the Cradle of Civilization. This Fertile Crescent is home to writing, astronomy, mathematics, and many more advances that seem unimaginable to have existed so many thousands of years ago. But this land, steeped in history and invention, is plagued with … Read more

Kokoda Fijian Coconut Milk Ceviche

Kokoda Fijian Coconut Milk Ceviche

If you’re tiring of the Hawaiian Poke craze but love a bowl of raw fish, you might want to look to another island for inspiration. Fijian Kokoda is very similar to a ceviche and offers a new take on the raw fish salad concept found throughout the Pacific Islands from Tahiti to Hawaii and all the way … Read more

Poisson Salé: Gabonese Salted Cod Stew

Even in places endowed with an abundance of Earth’s natural resources, it’s not necessarily a “given” that a flourishing cuisine will develop. The coastal African country Gabon lends is a perfect example of this. It seems like much of Gabon’s cuisine developed on the fly with the help of external influences and historical passersby. And yet, … Read more