Thailand has one of the most exquisite cuisines in the world. I went backpacking through the country once, and found myself falling in love with the food almost immediately. From the hearty massaman curry to the perpetually-popular pad thai, there’s just so much to love about Thai food. Probably one of the reasons why Thai cuisine is so memorable to me is because of the fact that most of the food there has a distinctive flavor to them, courtesy of one special ingredient- coriander root.
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My love for cabbage rolls started way back in college, when one of my Ukrainian roommates cooked some for dinner. It was one of the heartiest and tastiest cabbage rolls I have ever tasted in my life, and I was instantly addicted. From then on, I’ve tried making cabbage rolls myself and perfecting my own recipe. I’ve even tried making different versions of the dish like the Ukrainian Golubtsi, the Polish Golabki, and the German Kohlrouladen. They’re all cabbage rolls, but each country has its own different twist on the dish so that no two are exactly alike.
What is Mexican vanilla and why should you use it for your desserts? This article is a brief primer on this very special flavoring.
Italian food is an American invention. I’m not trying to say that the Italians don’t have their own unique cuisine, of course. They love to make delicious dishes that you can’t really find outside of Italy. What I am saying is that the pizza, pasta, and tomato sauce you probably think of when you think about Italian food are all very Americanized dishes.
Eggs are some of the world’s most uncomplicated food stuffs. Just crack one open, cook it the way you want it to be cooked (e.g fried, boiled, poached, baked, etcetera), and serve. You get a ready meal in just a few minutes.
When growing up, I had the luxury of having a pomegranate tree in the backyard. It was small and didn’t bear much fruit, but it was always a treat to come home from school and find a bowl of pomegranate seeds awaiting me. My mother taught me how to handle and seed pomegranates at an early age.
The sweet taste of childhood
We all have a favorite candy bar. For me, it’s the Butterfinger. When I bite into a Butterfinger, my mind travels back to wistful summers spent as a child, where I would mow my neighbors’ lawns for a few dollars to spend at the drugstore. A Butterfinger was always among the things I bought.