Halusky Slovakian Potato Dumplings

Halusky Slovakian potato dumplings

Potatoes are the heart of Eastern European culinary tradition, featured prominently in many dishes, and halusky – the national dish of Slovakia – epitomizes the fondness for this tasty tuber. In what is now becoming a familiar tale here on Arousing Appetites, what’s now an ingredient central to a country’s cuisine was a foreign introduction … Read more

Tilkeladoo Vegan Indian Sesame Seed Jaggery Coconut Oil Sweet Makar Sankranti

Tilkeladoo vegan Indian sesame seed jaggery coconut oil sweet

If only every dessert could be like til ke ladoo. It’s one thing to enjoy the sweet, balanced flavors like this sesame and jaggery treat can offer. Certainly we all can get around the keystone Indian festivals of Diwali and Makar Sankranti. It’s an entirely different story, however, when you can enjoy the sweet in the name of … Read more

Coquito: Puerto Rican Coconut Rum Eggnog

Coquito: Puerto Rican Coconut Rum Eggnog

Puerto Rican eggnog is extra creamy holiday treat. This recipe is made with homemade condensed coconut milk, sprinkled with familiar spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. Garnished with coconut flakes and a cinnamon stick.

Halva Ye Havij: Persian Sweet Carrot Confection

Halva ye havij is a Persian sweet carrot confection flavored with the likes of saffron and rosewater. It makes for a delicious dessert at any party!

Carrot cakes made from scratch – from real carrots – is a recipe that’s hard to find. Fortunately for us, we stumbled on this Persian sweet carrot confection called Halva Ye Havij. It’s a celebratory cake in Persia. In the United States we have treats and sweets that are associated with some of our holidays … Read more

Sandkaker: Norwegian Almond Butter Wafers

Sandkaker: Norwegian Almond Butter Wafers

It’s hard to deny the special something and inherently festive spirit that fills the air around the holidays, and not just solely in the US. Around the world – and across a large swathe of different traditions and customs – the holidays season give way to practices unique and special to this time of year. That … Read more

Keshi Yena: Curaçao Stuffed Cheese Casserole

Keshi Yena: Curaçao Stuffed Cheese Casserole

In this wild world of ours, sometimes the best history lessons are seen – and tasted – right in front of us. Certainly that’s the case with keshi yena and Curaçao. Even in the smallest of these simple, inauspiciously prepared stuffed cheese casseroles, you’ll find a wealth of historical influences, both from the outside and within the … Read more