Gobi panch phoran, or spicy cauliflower (Bangladesh)

Tweet Bangladesh is a relatively small country to the East from India. Even though it houses about 150 million people, most people in the West know very little about it. It gained independence (from Pakistan) in 1971. Unlike India and many other South/Southeast Asian countries, it is ethnically quite homogenous. 98 % of people are […]

Khagina, or spicy scrambled “eggs” with tomatoes and onion (Pakistan)

Tweet With almost 180 million inhabitans Pakistan is one of the most populous countries of the world. Considering that fairly little is known about it in the west, save for its nuclear weapons and it being a neighbour of India. Disputes over some areas have led to wars between India and Pakistan. There have been […]

Liptauer/Šmirkás, or spicy “cheese” spread (Slovakia)

Tweet Slovakia is a landlocked country in Central Europe, though traditionally culturally associated with East Europe. Until 1993 it formed the country Czechoslovakia together with what is now the Czech republic. Earlier it used to be a part of Austria-Hungary. The economy is very quickly growing, in 2006 the growth in GDP was the highest […]

Ginger “chicken” with sherry (Grenada)

Tweet Grenada is a tiny island country in the Caribbean sea and a part of the Commonwealth, consisting of the main island Grenada and six smaller islands in the Grenadines, all of them of volcanic origin. Together they only have 110,000 inhabitants. Despite being one of the smallest countries in the world, it has earned […]

Soupe d’avocat abidjanaise, or cold avocado soup (Côte d’Ivoire)

Tweet Côte d’Ivoire is a country in West Africa, also known as Ivory Coast. As the name suggests it is a former colony of France and French remains the official language. Religion-wise it is quite heterogenous, with large populations practicing Christianity, Islam and their mixtures with local religions. In the past 15 years it has […]

Buddha’s roast “duck” with yuba (China)

Tweet China is the world’s second largest country by land area and has the largest population, 1.3 billion. The precise total area is controversial, since China also claims ownership on e.g. Taiwan (also known as Republic of China, while China is officially the People’s Republic of China – quite confusing). It has a rich, far-reaching […]

Podvarak, or braised sauerkraut and seitan (Serbia)

Tweet Serbia is a landlocked country located in Central/Southeast Europe, formerly a part of the state of Yugoslavia. Over 30% of the country is covered by forest and it also has significant mountainous area. The river Danube also runs through Serbia. Spas, festivals, river cruises and mountain resorts are the main tourist attractions. The country […]

Fasolia salata, or three-bean salad (Greece)

Tweet Greece is not hugely popular at the moment thanks to its severe money problems. It’s a shame, considering the rich history and culture of this Mediterranean country, being the Western birthplace of many arts, sciences, ideas and traditions, including the Olympic games. Apparently the Greek healthcare system remains one of the best in the […]

Beet salad with walnuts (Moldova)

Tweet Moldova is a small country in Eastern Europe, a former Soviet state. It is located near the Black Sea, but landlocked. Most of the people are of Moldovan ethnicity, Orthodox and speak Moldovan, though there is dispute whether they are a separate group from Romanians or not. Moldova is not known for much, except […]

Curried peanut “chicken” (Curaçao)

Tweet Curaçao is an island country in the Caribbean. It was a part of the Netherlands Antilles until October 2010, when they were dissolved. However, it remains a constituent country of the Netherlands. Originally inhabited by Arawak Indians, the culture of the country has been influenced by both Dutch and Spanish ones. There is also […]