Festive New Year’s Charcuterie Board for Your Next Snack Board

new year's eve charcuterie board - cheese pomegranate seeds and deli meat slices shaped like a christmas tree

Looking for a festive new year’s snack board? This charcuterie board is perfect for your next party! The sweet and fruity selections will appeal to those who love sweets, while the savory spreads will satisfy everyone. You can prepare it ahead of time and store it in the fridge, or serve it at room temperature. And don’t forget the chocolate-covered fruit!

Moroccan Bastilla Sweet Savory Pie

Moroccan Bastilla sweet savory pie

Moroccan bastilla (variously known as pastilla, b’stila, bestila and bisteeya) is a flaky pie usually filled with pigeon cooked in sweet and salty flavors and spices. In Morocco, bastilla is actually an appetizer, and given that the season of overindulgence is nearly upon us, we think it’s only appropriate to add this hefty poultry pie … Read more

Banh Chung Vietnamese Steamed Rice Cakes

Banh Chung - Vietnamese steamed rice cakes

Here at Arousing Appetites we can think of no better way of bringing in the lunar new year than hitting the kitchen. This week, our taste buds turn to Vietnam’s new year specialty: banh chung, the square-shaped rice cake parcels filled with mung beans and pork. Têt – short for Têt Nguyen Dan – is … Read more

Injera Spongy Ethiopian FlatBread

Injera spongy ethiopian flatbread

Injera is the soft, bubbly, pancake-like flatbread that’s the first and last word in Ethiopian cuisine. Made from the country’s indigenous teff flour, injera has a very particular sourdough taste that comes from the fermentation process of the batter used to make the bread. Perfect for absorbing the rich flavors of the country’s saucy culinary … Read more