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 […]

Maschi, or stuffed tomatoes in tomato sauce (Sudan)

Tweet Sudan used to be the largest country in Africa and one of the largest in the world, until the southern part separated into South Sudan in 2011. There are hundreds of different ethnic groups, but most Sudanese are Muslims and speak Arabic. English is the second official language. With the names Nubia and Ethiopia […]

Lentil sauce with herbs (Kazakhstan)

Tweet Kazakhstan is the world’s ninth largest country and the largest landlocked country (though it borders the Caspian Sea), located in Central Asia/Eastern Europe. The former Soviet state is ethnically very diverse, though over half of the people are Kazakhs. Religious diversity and tolerance is also very big, though 2/3 of the people practice Islam. […]

Laghman, or noodles with vegetables and spices (Uyghur)

Tweet An Uyghur dish sounds very interesting, doesn’t it? Even better if you know who they are. The Uyghurs are an ethnic group of Turkic people living in Eastern and Central Asia, mostly in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, but also in other parts of China and several other nearby countries. Their total […]

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 […]

Tavë me presh, or leek casserole (Albania)

Tweet Albania is a country located in the Balkan region of Southern Europe. It has gone many different types of reigns since gaining independence in 1912, being occupied by both Germany and Italy in the second World War. After almost 50 years of communism it has been a republic (a parliamentary democracy) since 1992. Albania […]

Welcome to Vegventures! Kaalilaatikko, or cabbage stew (Finland)

Tweet Welcome to Vegventures! We are going to start the journey from my “home country” of Finland (quotes because I’ve never felt at home here). Finland has a very bland and uninspiring cuisine heavily oriented around meat and potatoes. Besides the lack of veggies another downer is the scarcity of spices. Most dishes have just […]