Caponata: Cooked Sicilian Aubergines

This is caponata, a classic Sicilian dish of stewed aubergines or eggplant, complete with loads of vegetables, fresh herbs and spices and lovely balance between sweet and sour

This was a cuisine we’ve been really looking forward to exploring. Sure, Sicily is technically part of Italy these days, but the island’s history has endowed it with a culture so unique, so incredible and so distinct from the mainland. In this way, pairing Sicily and Italian together would be quite the misnomer. One area that … Read more

Bircher Muesli: Swiss Oats and Fruits

This is Bircher Muesli: Swiss Oats and Fruits

Nowadays, it’s fairly common wisdom that most foods are best for you in their all natural, unprocessed and rawest state. And yet, even as recently as a century ago, this notion was a hotly contested topic. Even the idea of eating vegetables as a health food could (for some) border on heresy. We’ve come a long … Read more

Kaukau: Papua New Guinean Sweet Potato

This is Kaukau, a Papua New Guinean Sweet Potato dish, with orange juice, coconut milk, shallots, garlic, ginger, coconut oil and cinnamon

It’s funny to see how some “newcomers” can take a nation’s food scene by storm. Nowhere is this as true as in Papua New Guinea and the kaukau, or the sweet potato. It’s rare enough to find recipes from Papua New Guinea as is, but it’s even rarer to find one that doesn’t involve some kaukau … 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

Apple Pie: The All American Dessert

Apple pie - American vegan with lattice top

If you grew up in the US like we did, chances are good that you’ve probably heard this saying at least a few times in your life. As American as apple pie. Never minding that we Americans sometimes use strange proxies to qualify our patriotism (i.e. Budweiser beer, Uncle Sam, PB&Js, etc), we were curious as … Read more

Tabouli: Syrian Parsley & Bulgur Salad

Syrian Tabouli - parsley, cucumber, bulgur, red onion, tomato salad with lemon juice and olive oil

Sure, there are some foods that have become so popular that everyone knows about them. Tabouli certainly qualifies in that category. Even in non-Mediterranean, non-Levantine restaurants around our area, chances are good you can find at least some form of this parsley and bulgur wheat salad on the menu. And yet, despite its ubiquity, it seems … Read more