Creole sauce, or ketchup-based condiment with herbs (Saint Barthélemy)

Tweet Saint Barthélemy or St. Bart(h)s for short is a small island nation on the Caribbean. “Discovered” by Columbus, for a short time St. Barts was a colony of Sweden, but this only shows in a few places, like the country’s coat of arms and the name of the capital city (Gustavia) and its airport […]

Spaghetti silsie, or spicy fragrant tomato pasta sauce (Eritrea)

Tweet Eritrea is a small country in the Horn of Africa, a single-party republic (gulp). In 2010 it received the lowerst press freedom rating in the world. It has been in constant problems, including a 30-year war, with the neighbouring Ethiopia. Eritrea used to host a large population of elephants, but currently there are thought […]

“Carne” Mechada, or seitan and black beans in tomato sauce (Venezuela)

Tweet Venezuela is located in the north of South America. It was the first permanent settlement of the Spanish in South America, but gained its independence as early as 1821 thanks to the revolutionary Simón Bolïvar. He lended his name to Bolivia, but also remains in the official name of Venezuela, the Bolivarian Republic of […]

Sauce légume, or greens in tomato sauce with tahini (Benin)

Tweet Benin is a fairly small country in West Africa, neighboured by Nigeria, Niger, Togo and Burkina Faso, with only little coastline. Owing to its colonial history it is mainly a French, Roman Catholic country, but significant language and religious minorities also exist, including Vodun. Considering how poor it is, Benin is in a fairly […]

Okonomiyaki, vegetable pancake with tun-peh (Japan)

Tweet It wasn’t easy to choose a Japanese dish to feature. There are so many enticing options containing tofu, vegetables, seaweed… I only knew I didn’t want to go for sushi or miso soup – too common. I had bought some fancy-colored green tea noodles and thought maybe I’d cook something for them, but in […]