Älplermagronen, or potato pasta casserole with applesauce (Switzerland)

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Kugel, or sweet noodle casserole (Jewish)

Tweet Judaism has a country, kind of – there are slightly more Jews living outside of Israel than in there – but Israeli cuisine is not the same as Jewish cuisine. The latter of course has geographical differences and some Jewish specialties only exist in one area. Judaism is considered a religion, but it’s also […]

Maschi, or stuffed tomatoes in tomato sauce (Sudan)

Tweet Sudan used to be the largest country in Africa and one of the largest in the world, until the southern part separated into South Sudan in 2011. There are hundreds of different ethnic groups, but most Sudanese are Muslims and speak Arabic. English is the second official language. With the names Nubia and Ethiopia […]

Black bean, red pepper and squash casserole (Martinique)

Tweet Martinique is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean and an overseas region of France, so a part of the Eurozone and officially French-speaking, though the local Creole is also used. The French have also influenced the local culture. Martinique was “found” by Columbus, though it had been been inhabited by indigenous […]

Tavë me presh, or leek casserole (Albania)

Tweet Albania is a country located in the Balkan region of Southern Europe. It has gone many different types of reigns since gaining independence in 1912, being occupied by both Germany and Italy in the second World War. After almost 50 years of communism it has been a republic (a parliamentary democracy) since 1992. Albania […]

Welcome to Vegventures! Kaalilaatikko, or cabbage stew (Finland)

Tweet Welcome to Vegventures! We are going to start the journey from my “home country” of Finland (quotes because I’ve never felt at home here). Finland has a very bland and uninspiring cuisine heavily oriented around meat and potatoes. Besides the lack of veggies another downer is the scarcity of spices. Most dishes have just […]