Carrot salad (Algeria)

Tweet Algeria is a large country in North Africa, the largest in Africa and tenth largest (by area) in the world. It is mostly an Arab country, with Sunni Islam as the religion, though there are many ethnic groups and most people have a Berber background. Algeria has had a colorful history of many rulers […]

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 […]

Cabbage, celery and pineapple salad (The Gambia)

Tweet The Gambia is a tiny country in West Africa, the smallest country in mainland Africa, and geographically quite peculiar. It is essentially just the delta area of the Gambia river, less than 50 km wide at its widest, and completely surrounded on the land side by the much larger Senegal. E.g. in the African […]

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, […]

Cucumber tomato salad with sumac (Iraq)

Tweet Iraq is a large country in Middle East, with about 36 million inhabitants, most of them Muslims. Almost 10 million live in the capital of Baghdad. Iraq contains the region of Ancient Mesopotamia, often considered the birthplace of human civilization. The population has been estimated as 30 million already in year 800! These days […]

Mashed sweet potatoes with roasted garlic (Virgin Islands)

Tweet Virgin Islands are a part of the Lesser Antilles, which form the border between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. They were originally named by Columbus, after a Catholic legend. The eastern islands form the British Virgin Islands and the western ones form the United States Virgin Islands (which used to belong to […]

Oi kimchi, or spicy pickled cucumber (Korea)

Tweet Korea is located in the Korean peninsula in East Asia, near Japan. The area has a rich culture and history dating back thousands of years. Traditionally Confucianism was the main religion and taekwondo the most popular sport. After the second world war the country was divided into two politically and socially very different states, […]

Pumpkin curry (Sri Lanka)

Tweet Sri Lanka is a small country off the coast of India, formerly known as Ceylon. It has a rich culture and history and there are archeological findings dating back 100,000 years or even further. It has been a very important port and in the past it has been occupied by the Netherlands, Portugal and […]

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 […]