From the World

Mandazith- Kenya

Mandazith- Kenya

It took me 5 minutes to type out “Mandazith”. It kept correcting to mandatory. See, autocorrect can turn Mandazithto mandatory, but can’t turn ronnirw into tomorrow? Really? Do better, autocorrect, or I’ll have to learn how to spell (if anyone who works at Yale is […]

Manti- Kazakhstan

Manti- Kazakhstan

Hear me out: pumpkin, but in beef. Pumpkin is so ignored, except in the fall time when we bow down to our orange overlords. There’s a great chance for a joke about the president here, but I’m not going to go there, because I’m practicing […]

Mujaddara- Joran

Mujaddara- Joran

This is a simple dish, and a comfort dish that is made all over the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa- although it varies in spices and flavoring, rice and lentils are a classic dish from those parts of the world. INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup […]

Udon-Japan

Udon-Japan

Look, this was the best I could do. Within 50 miles, the most authentic ingredients I can find is the tiny “Asian” shelf in the grocery store. Pre-cooked udon noodles, baby bella mushrooms, soy sauce, and miso paste (intended for soup) will have to do. […]

Split Pea Stew with Leaves and Dumplings

Split Pea Stew with Leaves and Dumplings

It took me longer to write the stupid title than it did to make the actual recipe. Is it stew? Is it soup? Should I specify I used spinach? Should I leave it abstract? Should I make like the president and outright lie and claim […]

Fresh Pasta-Italy

Fresh Pasta-Italy

You don’t need lots of fancy equipment to make fresh pasta, but it’s definitely a lot of fun to have the fancy equipment. I’ve made fresh pasta tons of times, using everything from a pasta roller, to a rolling pin, to my bare hands. I […]

Falafel- Israel

Falafel- Israel

Now, I’m not saying falafel is a strictly Israeli dish. Or that Israeli falafel is the best falafel. I’m just saying Israeli falafel is MY favorite falafel*. I’ve never made falafel before, and I was a little bit afraid I’d have to deep fry it. […]

Colcannon Soup-Ireland

Colcannon Soup-Ireland

I haven’t posted in nearly a week- AP tests are coming, and I’m on the verge of running away to Montana and becoming an isolated cattle rancher. Further bulletins as events warrant. This reminded me a bit of Andorran Trinxat (link). Have you ever wanted […]

Shorbat Rumman- Iraq

Shorbat Rumman- Iraq

I cook for three reasons: For the next country To finish ingredients that are about to go bad Because I want to This is one of those recipes that falls into all of these categories. A recipe from Iran, that uses the pomegranate juice that’s […]

Lamb Kebabs- Iran

Lamb Kebabs- Iran

At any restaurant, if there are lamb kebabs on the menu, I will order that. I don’t care if there’s pasta. I don’t care if there’s kale caesar salad. I don’t care if there’s mac and cheese (technically, that’s a type of pasta, but I […]