Torta pisticcina, or gluten-free chestnut flour tart (Corsica)

Tweet Corsica is a fairly large, mountainous island on the Mediterranean. It belongs to France as a “territorial collectivity”, which means it has some autonomy. Historically it was more closely connected to Italy (which is closer to it than France) and the culture still retains elements from this connection. Corsica is probably most famous for […]

Chiles en nogada, or stuffed peppers with walnut sauce (Mexico)

Tweet Mexico is one of the largest and most populous countries in the world, located south from the United States. It has a long history, especially known for housing the Aztec and Maya culture, but also many others. Of the 120 million inhabitants 10-15% identify as indigenous. Both the name Mexico and the names of […]

Charoset, or dried fruit and nut sweets with spices (Yemen)

Tweet Yemen is a fairly large country located in the very Southwest of the Arabian Peninsula, very close to Africa. Until 1990 it used to be two separate countries, North Yemen and South Yemen. The territory also includes over 200 islands, many of them volcanic, including the Socotra archipelago whose biodiversity has made it a […]

Bajadera torte, or a rich no-bake chocolate biscuit torte (Croatia)

Tweet Croatia is located in the Balkan area on the Mediterranean and is a part of former Yugoslavia. It declared independence in 1991. Croatia has become quite a popular tourist destination, largely owing to its beaches and numerous islands, but there are also many national parks with rivers, lakes (some of them turqoise-colored), mountains (including […]

“Cerdo” con peras y ciruelas pasas or “pork” with pears, prunes and almonds (Balearic islands)

Tweet The Balearic islands are an archipelago in the Mediterranean, to the east of Spain, which are an autonomous community of Spain. Both Catalan and Spanish are speaken there and the total population is about one million. The most famous Balearic Islands are Majorca (Mallorca) and Ibiza, both popular tourist destinations – Majorca for older […]

Bobotie, or curried “meatloaf” (South Africa)

Tweet South Africa is a large country in Southern Africa (well, duh), unfortunately perhaps best known for its apartheid policy. About 80% of the people are of black origin, showing that yes, you can discriminate against the majority. It is also infamous for some other things, like the mind-blowingly high number of rapes and the […]

Curried mandarin orange “chicken” (Seychelles)

Tweet Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands which is considered a part of Africa, even though it is located 1,500 km (over 900 miles) east of the mainland. It is a former colony of the United Kingdom. With 84,000 inhabitants it has the smallest population of any African country. Another thing worth mentioning is […]