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 […]

Kutia wigilijna, or Christmas wheat pudding with poppy seed (Poland)

Tweet Poland is a large country in Central Europe, located by the Baltic Sea. It has several mountainous areas and even one of the five deserts in Europe. About 1/3 of the country is covered by forest. Poland is an important agricultural producer of potatoes, rye, triticale and sugar beets. It has a very healthy […]

Nigvziani badrijani, or eggplant rolls with walnuts and cilantro (Georgia)

Tweet Georgia (not to be confused with the U.S. state with the same name) is located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, and a former part of the Soviet Union. It also considers Abkhazia and South Ossetia parts of the country. The character of the country is highly defined by the mountainous location. The deepest […]

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 […]

Salsa di noci, or walnut sauce for pasta (Italy)

Tweet Italy is a large country in Southern Europe, well-known for its history, culture (especially opera and classical painters), architecture, cuisine and fashion. The criminal organization Mafia is also very infamous and still holds significant power in many areas, though overall crime rates in the country are low. Besides the Mafia the Catholic church is […]

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 […]

‘Ataif, or sweet pancake pockets stuffed with walnuts (Palestine)

Tweet Palestine. What can one say about Palestine without opening a can of worms? Probably nothing, seeing as a large part of the world’s countries don’t recognize the independence of this Middle Eastern state. Besides the current, contested area (which refers to two separate geographical areas, West Bank and the Gaza Strip, inside of Israel, […]

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 […]