Irish Soda Bread

irish soda bread

Notwithstanding how common it might really be, it’s always interesting to see a non-indigenous food rise so meteorically to the forefront of a nation’s cuisine. With the Irish – one of the earliest recorded contemporary cultures, mind you – the rise of the previously un-Irish soda bread is no exception. The Rise of Soda Bread … Read more

Haft Mewa – Afghan Fruits and Nuts – A New Year Dish

Haft Mewa

Haft mewa is an Afghan dish that combines dried fruits and nuts into a bowl together, add water and let the flavors meld and a syrup form. It’s a perfect dessert or snack dish. Sometimes, the simplest of dishes can have the most symbolic and deepest of meanings. That certainly is the case for haft … Read more

Sabzi Polo ba Mahi

Sabzi Polo ba Mahi

The turn of the seasons from winter to spring is a good enough reason for anyone to rejoice, but Nowruz in particular takes it up a notch. With traditions and celebrations spanning weeks, Nowruz is a very symbolic and special time of year for cultures stemming from the Old Persian Empire. For Iranians especially (including Cyrus and his … Read more

Bibimbap – Vegan Korean Rice Bowl with Tofu


Learning the story behind famous dishes never gets old, especially when it’s one that you’ve already encountered several times before. To say that we’ve encountered bibimbap only several times would be a slight understatement, but we’d still never really known much about it until recently. Now that we have, though, we’re that much more appreciative of such … Read more


Koshary dish

For a culture with such a rich history and tradition as Egypt’s, it is pretty ironic that a newcomer “transplant” dish is as ubiquitous and popular as koshary. And yet, thanks to a fusion of incoming influencing cuisines, it has rapidly become one of the most authentic and recognizable foods in this former bastion of the … Read more

Mizeria – Polish Cucumber Salad With Dill and Yogurt

Mizeria served in a plate

It’s always fun to find recipes with ironic and sometimes bizarre names. When we do, the backstory to the name is almost as intriguing as the recipe itself. Mizeria certainly counts as one of those recipes. Backstory to the Mizeria Name When translating into English, mizeria can embody several concepts, none of which are at all flattering. Mizeria, … Read more