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The Right Way to Make Vietnamese Beef Pho

Pho is a dish that has gone from something entirely known outside of the western world to somewhat of a fad within it. It’s trendy with good reason – it’s awesome. But, easy to make and replicate at home? Not so much. The true pho – a Vietnamese dish concentrating its protein on beef, tendons, and various “off” cuts, is delicate and hard to… Read More

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Dishes & Foods You Must Try When in Romania

Dishes & Foods You Must Try When in Romania is written by Marius Iliescu – the founder of Romanian Friend – a local initiative promoting handpicked tours with the best local guides so travellers can discover the authentic beauty of Romania while supporting responsible tourism. Plan your trip with help from a Romanian Friend and follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see what… Read More

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German Holsteiner Schnitzel

You can thank Baron Holstein for this classic take on the famous German Wienerschnitzel recipe. Holstein, born Friedrich August Karl Ferdinand Julius von Holstein in 1837, was a civil servant of the German Empire during the 19th century, and rumor has it that this dish was created for him because of his fondness for egg and anchovy on his schnitzel. While there are several… Read More

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Russian Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Beef Stroganoff is a family household classic that’s been a staple in American households in particular since the early 1950s. Today, it remains as such as a filling, inexpensive way to feed everyone in the house! In fact, any walk through a grocery aisle in the U.S. isn’t complete without packages of “stroganoff seasoning”, canned beef stroganoff, and other fast and easy ways to… Read More

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How to Make Italian Pasta Rustica

Italian Pasta Rustica is a classic Italian dish that’s heavy on two major ingredients that we love – parmesano reggiano and garlic! While you can use regular parmesan in this recipe, and many will, there’s a different quality involved when using parmesano reggiano. If you’re able to do so, using the reggiano will bring out a much more velvety texture and deeper flavor profile…. Read More

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5 Must Try Desserts While Traveling in Switzerland

There’s lots of things to do in Switzerland. You can go skiing in the Alps, kayaking in the lakes, take in the epic mountain scenery and oh, so much more. But for a true foodie, there’s really only one proper way to experience a new country – by tasting the best traditional dishes. Lucky for you (unlucky if you’re on a diet), Switzerland is… Read More