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Traditional British Bubble and Squeak

Bubble and squeak is a traditional British breakfast made from boiled potatoes and cabbage. In more modern times, it is a dish made with the shallow, fried leftover vegetables from a roast dinner, although increase in vegetarian eating has led to a more traditional reinvention of this classic British dish. The main ingredients are potato and cabbage, but carrots, peas, Brussels sprouts, and a… Read More

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How to Make Classic Swedish Meatballs

The classic Swedish Meatball is something that’s popular everywhere from the country that gives it its name, to quick TV dinner manufacturers in the United States. It’s a simple, comfort dish that is as hearty as it traditionally Swedish… or is it? Rumors persist that the traditional Swedish dish actually is based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from (what is today)… Read More

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Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala is a magical food. It’s the national dish of Britain, yet Indian, while also an extremely popular dish throughout the rest of Europe where the Dutch East India Company once plied their trade in the 17th and 18th centuries. Paradoxically, however, Chicken Tikka Masala wasn’t even created at this time, and really isn’t a traditional Indian dish, despite it’s popularity. Rather, it… Read More

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How to Make a Creamy Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Carbonara is probably my favorite Italian dish, and it’s certainly among one of Tracy’s. It’s creamy, rich, and surprisingly simple in terms of time spent in prep, the ingredients involved, and the cooking method. We were actually taught how to make this dish by a Milanese chef, so we can tell you first-hand how it’s suppose to be made, and more importantly, how to… Read More

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German Kartoffelpuffer Recipe

One of our favorite international foods, one we’ve had both in Germany and in German restaurants around the world, is a traditional German Kartoffelpuffer. Kartoffelpuffer is basically a potato pancake, and a very simple but delicious dish that’s great to pair with a protein as a dinner side, or eaten by itself as a light breakfast dish. Potato pancakes are easy to make, and… 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