Choripan: Argentine Chorizo & Baguette

Choripan - Argentine grilled chorizo sausage inside a toasted baguette topped with a heaping dollop of chimichurri

Even the simplest of dishes can evoke the most complex of feelings. While the choripan is as simple a recipe as you’ll perhaps ever get, the symbolism of the sandwich goes far deeper into the fabric of Argentina’s national identity. Choripan, Gauchos, Cattle and Asados The key to understanding the significance of choripan involves diving deeper … Read more

Chivito: Uruguayan Meat Sandwich

Chivito: Uruguayan Meat Sandwich with steak, cheese, red pepper, ham, egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion

Sometimes, you’re left wondering if the name of the dish really matters. After all, a sandwich like chivito – which translates “little billy goat” in English – actually has no goat meat in it, yet it is still incredibly delicious and hearty. And since the misleading doesn’t seem to deter anyone else from trying it either, … Read more

Pylsur: Icelandic Hot Dog

This is pylsur, the infamous Icelandic hot dog topped with homemade mustard, remoulade, raw onions and cornichon

Even in food, you can come to expect quite a few curveballs. Although there are few quite like the overall Icelandic cuisine. For one that boasts such uncommon traditional specialties like hákarl (rotten shark), svið (roasted sheep skull) or lundi (smoked puffin), it’s almost sort of odd the pylsur would be the most go-to Icelandic dish of … Read more

Kashata: Tanzanian Coconut Peanut Brittle

Kashata: Tanzanian Coconut Peanut Brittle

Sometimes, it’s difficult to pin down a particular recipe to one given location, especially with today’s relatively new national borders. Count kashata, a delectable Swahili peanut brittle-esque dessert, as one such recipe. Yes, it’s a common snack and street food in abundance around Tanzania, but the recipe itself – much like the overarching Swahili culture … Read more

Chili Crab: Singaporean Shellfish in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Chili Crab: Singaporean Shellfish in Spicy Tomato Sauce

It’s funny how a dish can, in effect, go “viral” and gain massive popularity… almost like a YouTube video or the next hot meme. And yet, that’s exactly what happened to Singapore’s now-signature dish: the chili crab. Take one delicious recipe, the ever-powerful word of mouth and some entrepreneurial savviness from its creator, and you … Read more

Draniki: Belarusian Sausage Stuffed Potato Pancakes

Draniki: Belarusian Sausage Stuffed Potato Pancakes

Alas, not all culinary tales can be a happy one, as is the case in the trajectory of Belarusian cuisine. For a cuisine seemingly so magnificent until as recently as last century, it can only leave you wondering what could have (and should have) been. Thankfully for dishes like draniki, we have windows into the cuisine’s … Read more