Category Archives: By Country

Salad Olivie (Potato Salad)

In the former Soviet Union, this salad is considered traditional New Year dish, the name was in honor of creator of this salad, Belgian chef Lucien Olivier. Virtually no Russian table goes without this dish on New Year's Eve, birthdays and other celebrations. It's convenient, quick to prepare, and delicious. Some ingredients can be replaced by others,...
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Brazilian Candy Cajuzinho and Beijinho

Both types of sweets are prepared on the basis of condensed milk. Soft and very tasty candy and easy to prepare. 'Beijinho' translates roughly to 'kiss'. To decorate this candy use coconut flakes, but it can be replaced by fine-grained sugar. 'Cajuzinho' translates to 'little cashew'. Although the sweets are made from peanuts, they are decorated with cashew and...
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Pickled Cabbage

One of my most popular recipes, this crispy sour-salty cabbage can be stored in the marinade in the refrigerator for a long time. Add as much hot pepper as you like. Great alternative to a salad for a party or picnic....
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Soup ‘Harcho’

One of my favorite soups is a traditional soup from Georgia (the country, not state). This soup is made from beef, rice, walnuts and sun-dried plum puree called 'tkemali' (cherry-plum). This soup is usually made with beef but for me it's best to cook with lamb. You can also add bay leaves and different spices like coriander, basil, parsley, oregano, garlic powder, or...
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Zucchini Latkes

Hi! This is Nikita again with the recipe of zucchini latkes. This is a Jewish dish, served in Hanukkah, but you don't need to wait for the holidays to cook them. While there are many kinds of latkes like the original, my mom make Potato latkes, I thought it would be interesting to try this kind...
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Apple Charlotte

Delicious apple charlotte made from scratch. It’s a very easy and simple recipe for an apple charlotte that looks great and has the perfect balance between tart and sweet. I usually buy kefir in small grocery stores  but sometimes you can find it in the usual stores as well. If you can’t find kefir, it can always be replaced...
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Kartofelniki with Meat in Mushroom Sauce

Kartofelniki is a Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian dish, stuffed baked potato patty. You can make them with different toppings such as meat, mushrooms,  vegetables and serve with different herbs, sauces or cream, however it is normally served with sour cream. Tasty fried 'kartofelniki' can be a side dish to meat, but they are good with different fillings and used as...
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Beef with Vegetables in a Wok

When stir frying meat it's important to have the maximum amount of heat and to cook quickly. Don't cook too much at once or it will cook unevenly and lower the temperature of the wok too much. Put the meat in the wok and let set, then begin stir frying after 30-60 seconds. It's best to prepare the ingredients...
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Chicken Tajine with Apples and Pears

A tajine is a clay dish with thick walls and a large conical lid. In a tajine you can cook different dishes  such as chicken with dates, apricots, prunes, raisins, figs, olives, pickled lemons, or, as fish dishes, meat (lamb, pork or beef) and vegetables such as potatoes get very tasty with tomatoes or beans, peas, carrots, bell peppers,...
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