SULTAN'S PILAF/SULTAN PILAVI

SULTAN’S RICE PILAF/ SULTAN PILAVI

According to the Sultan’s Kitchen’s cookbook by Ozcan Ozan, rice is used extensively in Turkish cuisine. Pilafs are those exotic rice dishes flavored with spices, nuts, and fruits-others, made with meat, fish, and...

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Fillet of Sole wrapped in Swiss Chard

FILLET OF SOLE WRAPPED IN SWISS CHARD/ PAZI YAPRAGINDA DIL BALIGI

Fillet of sole wrapped in Swiss chard leaves is such a light and fulfilling dish. Like the Mexican dishes that I prepared before, Turkish dishes use LOTS of tomatoes as well. I personally...

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CHICKEN STUFFED WITH RICE, PISTACHIOS, AND HERBS/ PILIC SARMASI

CHICKEN STUFFED WITH RICE, PISTACHIOS, AND HERBS/ PILIC SARMASI

Chicken stuffed with rice, pistachios, and herbs are absolutely delicious. I really like the flavor from the fresh herbs in the rice. I seriously will make this rice everyday now. I honestly never...

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SPICED LAMB WITH CREAMY EGGPLANT/ HUNKAR BEGENDI

SPICED LAMB WITH CREAMY EGGPLANT/ HUNKAR BEGENDI

Off to Turkey we are this week Turkish cuisine ranks as one of the three great world cuisines (along with French and Chinese) and has a long and complex history. It is wonderfully...

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Cassava-Stuffed Shrimp

CASSAVA-STUFFED SHRIMP

Cassava is one of the most common ingredients you can see being used in West Africa. Cassava is also known as Yucca. This root is native to South America. From what I read...

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JERK CHICKEN

JERK CHICKEN

I heard of Jerk chicken so often but I’ve never actually had one before. Jerk is a method of cooking from Jamaica. The meats are usually rubbed with spices mixture (usually hot). The...

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SHRIMP PIRI PIRI

SHRIMP PIRI PIRI

According to The Soul of A New Cuisine cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson, piri piri or pil pil or pili pili is the Swahili term for hot chili. It is also the name of...

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BANANA FRITTERS

BANANA FRITTERS

When I see this banana fritters recipe in The Soul of A New Cuisine cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson, I didn’t think twice and immediately went and get the bananas and start making this...

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Fish and Rice / Chep Bu Jen

FISH AND RICE/ CHEP BU JEN

Chep Bu Jen which literally means fish and rice is commonly served in Senegal, a country south of the Senegal River in western Africa. It is usually prepared with inexpensive fish as a...

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KENYAN LAMB STIR-FRY/ SUKUMA WIKI

KENYAN LAMB STIR-FRY/ SUKUMA WIKI

Stir-fry has indeed became one of those dishes that you will immediately link to Asia cuisine when you hear it. Perhaps because Stir-frying indeed one of the most common cooking methods in Asia....

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Bobotie

BOBOTIE

Bobotie or a one-dish casserole is one dish that can be found on almost all tables throughout South Africa. The recipe changes from family to family though. According to The Soul Of A...

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CHICKEN STEW/ DORO WETT

CHICKEN STEW/ DORO WETT

Hello Africa, it is time to explore this part of the globe through the Soul of New Cuisine cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson. Partners in crime were my mouth all the way down to...

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