Falafel Frida Defies Pharaoh

Sitting on his throne, the mighty and proud Pharaoh was lost in deep thought. Seven disasters, one more severe than the other, have plagued his country. Egypt was devastated. No livestock and no crops left, the starving population is about to rebel, and here are these two guys, Moses and Aaron, threatening with yet another…

April 2017 Share and Inspire Others!

Originally posted on The Recipe Hunter:
Our theme for April 2017 Green leafy vegetables  Feel free to submit any meal or dish as long as you use some or other Green leafy vegetables in your dish or meal. It can be a vegetable only dish, or a combination of ingredients with Green leafy vegetables as part of your meal.…

Spotlight Thursday – Meet Beba and Barmalei

Originally posted on Piglove:
Spotlight Thursday Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series! Name:  I am Beba. When our…

Let Them Eat… Potatoes!

From the Inca Empire to Queen Marie Antoinette of France, to the Russian patissiers (pastry chefs), traveled a simple vegetable, to be transformed into a delectable pastry. Here is this civilization which, starting in the early 13th century, in three hundred years grew into an immense empire and, by the time it was conquered by…

Apple Charlotte

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
Napoleon invaded Russia and lost. Embarrassed and frustrated, he declared that it wasn’t the Russian generals who had defeated the hitherto victorious French army, but General Frost – the harsh Russian winter. Some of the non-military, auxiliary French personnel decided not to risk frostbites or even death, and to remain in…

Pardon My French… Toast!

One of those names that varied from country to country, it was called Spanish Toast in Germany, German Toast in Italy, Nun’s Toast in Spain, Amarilla in South America, and Poor Knights of Windsor in England, with translations of the latter into Swedish, Danish, and some more European languages. The reason for it, presumably, is…

Catherine the Great Needs a Diet (The Tsar Blini)

A petite, slender girl with a tomboy personality, little Sophie was growing up in a highly aristocratic, but dirt poor family. Parents largely neglected her while grooming her brothers to become royalty (both brothers became Kings of Sweden, one after another). Her life changed overnight, when two powerful monarchs and a French adventurer cast a…

Of Hats, Pockets, Ears, and Hidden Messages

These pastries are called Hamantaschen. We can no more imagine the holiday of Purim without them than without the graggers – noisemakers gleefully shaken by children and adults alike to drown the name of the evil villain Haman. That’s a story of Purim in a nutshell. Once again, the Jewish people, marked for wholesale slaughter,…

Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf with Black Beans

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
I wouldn’t dare call it plov, and not because the base is quinoa instead of rice. During WWII, when Odessa was occupied by the Nazi and all men were fighting in the army, the women on my mother’s side of the family were evacuated to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. The…

A Fruit in Season of All Times

With tremendous gratitude to all of you, Beautiful People, I am sharing the news: my humble blog has been voted The Best Food Blog 2016. I am deeply honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award, but the credit goes to you, my friends and followers, for nominating me, voting for me, supporting me,…