The word "vindaloo" is a garbled pronunciation of the popular Portuguese dish carne de vinha d’alhos (meat marinated in wine-vinegar and garlic), which made its way to India in the 15th century along with Portuguese explorers. Here's a recipe for a wonderful, deeply aromatic version of the dish.
Aside from the occasional bowl of miso soup, most people assume don’t eat that much miso. But if miso paste can give amazing depth of flavor to miso soup, just imagine the umami-boosting effect it can have on your daily cooking.
One of the best ways to learn about a new culture is to try their favorite sweets. Whether you’re sampling fragrant musk sticks in Australia, salted licorice hard candies in Finland, or chili powder-coated gummy spaghetti in Mexico, your dessert has never been so interesting.
Because some nights you just want to put on Love It or List It, order a boatload of wings, and drink the heck out of some fruit-forward Zins, we gave our wine writer/certified sommelier the challenge of pairing 12 of your favorite take-out foods with an appropriate and affordable wine.
We tend to think of mayonnaise as an all-American condiment—the kind of thing we spread on national favorites like turkey sandwiches and BLT’s and stir into artichoke dip and potato salad. But here are more genius ideas from around the world.
With the fourth season of his CNN series Parts Unknown having just premiered, it’s an excellent time to talk to Anthony Bourdain about the highlights of his life on the road. Here, he discusses his favorite destinations, memorable food experiences, and more.
True, it may not be the most glamorous of meats — but when treated right (i.e. spiced and slow-cooked to moist-meets-crispy perfection) chicken can make for a truly memorable meal.
Imagine, for a moment, that you’re not sitting at your desk, but are strolling down the crowded alleyways of Guwahati, India. It’s the scent of milky chai tea, wafting from a busy stall overrun with locals in the midst of the afternoon tea rush. Followed by, of course, a glass cup of creamy spiced tea called “masala chai.” Masala chai isn’t much like the black teas brewed in England or America;
We asked Harry Kloman, author of ”Mesob Across America: Ethiopian Food in the U.S.A.,” to help us navigate how to order at restaurants featuring that nation's cuisine.
Peking ducks hang in a window. Photo credit: Alfonso Calero/Getty How popular a delicacy is Peking duck? Popular enough to warrant an 10,000 square-foot museum dedicated to it in China. It’s located in the downtown Beijing branch of the restaurant chain Quanjude, which has been serving roast duck since 1864. Peking duck ranks high among the Chinese dishes that have made the trek Westward, but there’s a lot to it that you may not know.
Although the United States is officially out of the World Cup, the show goes on at this afternoon’s semifinals, with Brazil going head to head with Germany.
It can be tough to understand another nation’s food economy, but this video illustrates just how far $5 goes—in bananas, beer, rice, Big Macs and more!
Ecuador plays France in the World Cup Wednesday at 4 p.m., so you have just enough time to whip up a simple empanada dough, throw together an unctuous pork filling flecked with minced onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and jalapeños, and bake the meat-filled pockets until golden brown.
Here’s a kicking dish from a nation whose game is on today. Photo credit: Everyday Food. But if you are—no judgment!—calm your nerves with shrimp and mussels draped in an authentic Spanish sofrito, a hearty sauce of sautéed onions and fresh tomatoes. In his 2005 cookbook “Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America,” Spanish chef Jose Andrés wonders aloud what Mediterranean cuisine would be without sofrito,”the basis for a thousand dishes across the region.” It would certainly be a loss for Spanish (and Spanish-American) culture, so give the sofrito recipe here—a super-savory mix of plum tomatoes, yellow onions and red bell peppers spiked with bright cilantro and pungent garlic cloves—a whirl. Then spin it together with mussels and shrimp, plus a glug of dry white wine to bring the flavors together.
Photo credit: StockFood. Illustration credit: Rachel Tepper All of Belgium should be celebrating tonight, because its national soccer team justwon a Tuesday match against Algeria at the World Cup . So give ‘em a heartfelt golf clap even if that’s not your team—and perhaps scarf down someBelgian waffles in a delicious show of good sportsmanship. You’ve got plenty of iterations from which to choose: Go the traditional route and serve the yeasty waffles bare, or you could top them with maple-glazed bananas , bittersweet Belgian chocolate-fudge sauce , or the simplest scattering of raw in-season strawberries .
Pasta is great for carbo-loading, but when it comes to chowing down and being super patriotic, opt for some all-American rice dishes hailing from all over the U.S. of A. Since a recent article reminded us that rice is just as good as pasta in the carb department (the “carb-partment”?), consider jambalaya, the Louisiana dish of rice often laden with spicy andouille sausage, chicken, vegetables, and seafood. It appeared on the scene in the mid to late-19th century, and has been a huge part of both Louisianan and American culture ever since.
Ever wonder what it’s like to bite into a drop of water? Visitors to two locations of Japanese confectionery Kinseiken Seika can find out precisely that by ordering mizu shingen mochi.