Salata me marouli avokato kai manitaria, or mushroom avocado salad (Cyprus)

Tweet Cyprus is an island nation located on the Eastern Mediterranean sea. Its statehood has been and still remains slightly messy. It used to be a part of United Kingdom and still very small parts of it (which contain Cypriot exclaves) belong to the UK. The rest is independent and a member of the EU, […]

“Shrimp” with mushrooms and dill (Cayman Islands)

Tweet Cayman Islands are a “British Overseas Territory” consisting of three small islands located in the Caribbean. Columbus originally called them Las Tortugas (tortoises), but soon later they were named after the caiman, a close relative of the alligator. There is no evidence of indigenous inhabitation before the settlers arrived. Nowadays the place is best […]

Mushrooms with caraway (Czech)

Tweet I have some bad news for Vegventures fans. My health has been extremely poor, with about 5-10% of my previous functionality, since 23rd November 2011. I was already ill with an infectious neurological illness before that, but was pretty functional thanks to proper treatment. Unfortunately hypopituitarism, one complication of that illness, gets permanently worse […]

Choy sum Macau, or vegetable stir-fry (Macau)

Tweet Macau is one of the two “special administrative regions of China” together with Hong Kong, which is about 60 km away. It is a former colony of Portugal and nowadays partially governed by China. Both Portuguese and Chinese are still official languages. Peculiarly the traffic is on the left-side, unlike both China and Portugal. […]

“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 […]

Bánh xèo, or mung bean crêpes stuffed with tofu, vegetables and herbs (Vietnam)

Tweet Vietnam is a quite long but mostly very narrow country located in the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. A former colony of France, the country suffered a a war from the 1950s/1960s until 1975, which killed millions of people, also many in the neighbouring countries. (For some reasons, many Americans think the U.S. “won” […]

Draniki, or mushroom filled potato pancakes (Belarus)

Tweet Belarus is a landlocked former Soviet state in Eastern Europe. The name of the country (also in several other countries) means “White Russia”, though its origins are not completely clear. They have had the same president Alexander Lukashenko since 1994, as he has won the latest four elections. He is often referred to in […]

Sauce aux champignons et citron, or lemon mushrooms (Congo)

Tweet Sorry for the lack of posts recently. I have some major life changes happening in the next weeks, so unfortunately posts will still be sparse until mid September or so, possibly even longer. Writing this blog has made me realize how little I remember of the geography lessons I had in school. Not only […]

“Beef” and mushroom tshoem (Bhutan)

Tweet Bhutan is a tiny landlocked country in Asia located between China and India. The population is less than one million and very few news from the country ever make it to the Western world. Bhutanese cuisine is largely based around red rice, buckwheat and maize, as well as various kinds of meats from yak […]

Smørrebrød, or sandwiches with vegan “leverpostej” and “Havarti” (Denmark)

Tweet I’ve been to Denmark multiple times, though it’s been over a decade since the last time. The last time I attended a family party. Instead of cake the centerpiece of the food table was some kind of a roast, served with red cabbage and I think some kind of potatoes. The Danes like to […]