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 […]

Borani kadu, or roasted butternut squash with spices and yoghurt (Afghanistan)

Tweet Afghanistan is a large landlocked country in Central Asia, unfortunately one that nowadays most would first associate with war or terrorism. Many also know the Afghan hounds, which originated from Afghanistan. It is a dry, mountainous country which gets quite a few earthquakes. The area has been inhabited by humans for up to 50,000 […]

Salsa de albahac, or basil sauce (Bolivia)

Tweet Bolivia is a large landlocked country in South America, named after Símon Bolívar, an important figure in the independence of several Latin American countries. A former part of the Inca empire, it remains a very multinational country with 37(!) official languages. It is also one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, with […]

Curried baked “beef” with yoghurt and fruit (Kyrgyzstan)

Tweet Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central asia, a former member of the USSR. It is landlocked and farther from a sea than any other country in the world. 80 % of the country is made up by a mountainous area. Historically the Kyrgyz have been mostly semi-nomadic herders living in yurts. Horse riding remains […]

Gobi panch phoran, or spicy cauliflower (Bangladesh)

Tweet Bangladesh is a relatively small country to the East from India. Even though it houses about 150 million people, most people in the West know very little about it. It gained independence (from Pakistan) in 1971. Unlike India and many other South/Southeast Asian countries, it is ethnically quite homogenous. 98 % of people are […]

Podlucheni tikvichki, or fried zucchini with dill yoghurt (Bulgaria)

Tweet Bulgaria is located in Southeast Europe, by the Black Sea, neighbouring Romania, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Turkey. It has over 500 rivers, the most famous being Danube. Both the climate and the terrain vary a lot through the country, from plains to mountainous areas. Over 1/3 of the country consists of forests. Not surprisingly […]