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 […]

Jeow mak keua, or spicy eggplant dip (Laos)

Tweet Laos is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, much less known in the West than many of its neighbours like China, Thailand and Vietnam. Its population is only about six million, very little in the Asian scale. It used to be a colony of France and gained independence in 1953. Laos is now […]

Peri peri kari, or “shrimp” in a spicy sauce (Mozambique)

Tweet Mozambique is a large country located on the coast of Southeast Africa. For almost 400 years it was a colony of Portugal, which has left major cultural influence on the country. Portuguese remains the official language, even though most people speak a Bantu language as their native tongue. After gaining independence in 1975, Mozambique […]

Eggplant curry (Botswana)

Tweet Botswana is a large landlocked country in Southern Africa, a former colony of the United Kingdom. Because 70% of the country is covered by the Kalahari desert, the population is only about two million, making Botswana one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. Botswana used to be extremely poor, but now […]

Khagina, or spicy scrambled “eggs” with tomatoes and onion (Pakistan)

Tweet With almost 180 million inhabitans Pakistan is one of the most populous countries of the world. Considering that fairly little is known about it in the west, save for its nuclear weapons and it being a neighbour of India. Disputes over some areas have led to wars between India and Pakistan. There have been […]

Tkemali, or tart, spicy plum sauce (Abkhazia)

Tweet First I have to mention that I recently got Bryanna Clark Grogan’s World Vegan Feast. What a lovely cookbook! I’ll probably use it to make something for Vegventures. I still don’t understand why she put yeast in a “Finnish” pancake as no Finn ever does that, but I’ll forgive her. She’s a great cookbook […]

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, […]

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 […]

Black-eyed bean soup (Trinidad)

Tweet Trinidad is the larger of the two main islands that form the Trinidad and Tobago, located just a few kilometers off the coast of Venezuela. The name, given by Columbus, means “trinity” in Spanish. It used to be a British colony until gaining independence in 1962. Only about 60,000 of its about one million […]

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, […]