Green Borscht

Green Borscht

Borscht, also spelled borsh or borshch or borsch (and more), traditionally refers to the Ukrainian beetroot soup that is popular in much of Eastern Europe. However there is another popular variation, green borscht, which replaces the earthy red beetroot with fresh and tangy sorrel. I’ve 

Chakhokhbili (ჩახოხბილი) | Georgian Chicken Stew

Chakhokhbili (ჩახოხბილი) | Georgian Chicken Stew

Chakhokhbili is a traditional Georgian stew made from chicken simmered in a fragrant tomato based sauce. I recently acquired a 1939 USSR cookbook called The Book Of Tasty And Healthy Food (Книга о вкусной и здоровой пище) that has seemingly 1000+ recipes from various countries 

Seared Scallops With Lemon Caper Pasta

Seared Scallops With Lemon Caper Pasta

Scallops are one of my absolute favorite seafoods and the only thing I hate about them is that they are so expensive. Luckily I was able to find these quite large ones for about $1 each which I felt was a good deal. When I 

West African Peanut Stew

West African Peanut Stew

I haven’t cooked a lot of African food before but as soon as I saw this West African Peanut Stew I knew I had to make it. It can also be called African Peanut Butter Soup depending on the consistency of the finished dish. I 

Baked Mediterranean Sea Bass

Baked Mediterranean Sea Bass

Maybe I’ve just been playing too much Animal Crossing, but I’ve had a hankering for a baked sea bass and finally got around to buying a couple. These baked Mediterranean sea bass’ are so good, and only need a simple dressing up. If you saw 

How To Cook Beef Tongue

How To Cook Beef Tongue

While not too popular in America, beef tongue is quite popular in Europe and Latin America. If you have never had it before it can be quite intimidating and even a bit off putting. However, if you can find the time and courage to put 

An Authentic Roman Carbonara

An Authentic Roman Carbonara

For as simple a recipe as carbonara is, too many people and places don’t know how to make it. I can remember the first time I got it when I was a child, and the pasta was tossed in a cream sauce with peas. Then 

Zaru Soba (ざるそば) Japanese Cold Soba Noodles

Zaru Soba (ざるそば) Japanese Cold Soba Noodles

Zaru Soba was the first dish I had in Japan on my first trip there back in 2005. We exited the plane in Osaka and after checking into our hotel we went to a noodle shop where I proceeded to order a dish of these 

Black Varenyky With Pike

Black Varenyky With Pike

Varenyky, or written in Ukrainian вареники, are one of the most popular Ukrainian foods. In fact, if you read any list of popular Ukrainian foods to try you’ll definitely see varenyky. I’ve already posted a recipe for fried varenyky with shkvarky, but this time I’m 

Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles

One of my favorite lunches when I lived in Beijing was a dish called Liang Pi, or with the farmer Beijing accent, Liang P’yarr. It is a dish of cold noodles tossed in MaJiang, or the Chinese style sesame sauce. The noodles are paired with