Molokhia, or jute leaf stew (Jordan)

Tweet Jordan is a small country in the Middle East, known for its hospitality in e.g. receiving refugees from nearby countries (Iraq and Syria). It is a fairly rich country with a very high life expectancy and is considered the safest arab/Middle Eastern country, and even one of the safest in the world. Muslims form […]

Lemony “chicken” and okra soup (Sierra Leone)

Tweet Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, unfortunately perhaps best known for the recent Ebola epidemic, which has basically ended in Liberia and Guinea, but still affects Sierra Leone. It has also broken havoc on the country’s infrastructure, which was already devastated by the Sierra Leone civil war (1992-2001). Diamonds and minerals form […]

Crnogorska corba od kopriva, or nettle soup (Montenegro)

Tweet Montenegro is a country in the Balkan, formerly a part of Yugoslavia. It has a fairly low population, only 620,000 people. After dissolution of Yugoslavia it remained in union with Serbia and only gained independence in 2006. Montenegro is perhaps best known for its mountains and mountainous regions. It is also a highly biodiverse […]

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 […]

Curried sweet potato and pea soup (Uganda)

Tweet Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa, unfortunately mostly known for negative things like the past dictator Idi Amin, recent not-so-fair elections, and the current ban on homosexuality, with even plans to introduce death penalty for it. Even now gays are shunned in the media and often killed. Despite these atrocities, Uganda has […]

Tukpa, or spicy noodle and vegetable soup (Tibet)

Tweet Oh boy. Life has been busy. Interesting but busy. My first novel will be out soon, so a lot of work with proofs, promotion, etc. And I signed a contract for a food-related book (partially also a vegan cookbook!) which will be out next year. Quite excited about both! Unfortunately for most of you, […]

Vegetable soup with grains and chickpeas (Angola)

Tweet Angola is a large country on the south-central coast of Africa. Until 1975 it was a territory of Portugal and as a result the population is largely Portuguese-speaking and Catholic country, although Bantu languages and indigenous religions also form large minorities. After Angola gained independence there was a civil war lasting until 2002 and […]

Porotos con rienda, or bean and pumpkin soup (Chile)

Tweet Located in the South of South America, Chile is the most elongated country in the world, being 4,300 kilometers long but on average just 175 km wide. It houses a variety of different climates from rainy temperate areas to glaciers and the driest desert in the world, Atacama. It is one of the most […]

Armjanskij sup chechevicy, or lentil soup with dried apricots (Armenia)

Tweet Armenia is a small landlocked country located in the Caucasus that used to be a part of the Soviet Union. It is usually considered to be a part of Asia, but sometimes counted in Europe as well (e.g. Wikipedia lists it as a “bicontinental country” and it is also a member of the Council […]

Spinach and tangerine soup (Lesotho)

Tweet Lesotho is a small landlocked country which is also an enclave – meaning it is located inside the borders of another country, in this case South Africa. It is hard to find information about its cuisine, but Wikia Recipes Wiki says this: “Lesotho cuisine resulted from a blend of many cultures such as European, […]