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How to make Sushi 🍣🇯🇵

This week we’ll dive into the art of making (western-style) sushi. A Japanese dish of prepared vinegared rice, accompanying a variety of ingredients, such as seafood, often raw, and vegetables. The term sushi literally means "sour-tasting". Styles of sushi ...

 
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Simple Caesar Salad 🇲🇽🥗🇺🇸

This week we’ll dive into America's favorite salad: the Caesar Salad. Its creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States. Cardini made do with what he had when a...

 
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Fragrant Fried Rice 🍚🇨🇳

This week we’ll dive into fried rice. It was first developed during the Sui Dynasty (581–618) in China and as such all fried rice dishes can trace their origins to Chinese fried rice. It is a popular component of many Southeast Asian cuisines.Fried rice is ...

 
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Layers and layers of Lasagna 🇮🇹

This week we’ll dive into Lasagna. Possibly one of the oldest types of pasta. This popular Italian dish is made of stacked layers of thin flat pasta alternating with fillings such as ragù (ground meats and tomato sauce), vegetables and cheese. The dish is t...

 
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Fun Fish Tacos 🌮🇲🇽

Welcome to Taco Tuesday on Friday. This week we’ll dive into tacos de pescado. This type of taco originated in Baja California in Mexico. The port town of Ensenada is cited as the fish taco’s true home, dating at least from the opening of the mercado, in 19...

 
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Classic Shepherd’s pie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇮🇪

This week we’ll dive into Shepherd's pie. Also known as cottage pie or hachis parmentier. It is simple and homely comfort food with its origins in England and Ireland. In early cookery books, the dish was a means of using leftover ingredients.The dish has m...

 
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Homemade Gnocchi 🇮🇹

This week we’ll dive into Gnocchi (properly pronounced as "nyawk-kee"). These versatile Italian dumplings are beautiful baked, fried or boiled. Like many Italian dishes, gnocchi have considerable variation in recipes and names across different regions. Comm...

 
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Fluffy American Pancakes 🥞🇺🇸

This week we’ll dive into pancakes. An American breakfast or brunch would simply be incomplete without them piled high and served with syrup, butter, and all of your topping favorites.Pancakes have been around for centuries as a favorite staple in many cult...

 
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The many varieties of Ramen 🇯🇵

This week we’ll dive into Japanese Ramen (literally: "pulled noodles"). A few hundred years before instant ramen appeared on the scene (invented in 1958), ramen rose to fame in Asia as a go-to dish for blue collar workers. While most people typically think ...

 
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Creamy Penne alla Vodka 🇮🇹

This week we’ll dive into Penne alla Vodka. An Italian pasta dish with vodka, usually made with heavy cream, crushed tomatoes, onions. Although the exact origins are unclear, the first use of vodka in a pasta dish was documented in 1974, when the Italian ac...

 
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Authentic Enchiladas 🇲🇽

This week we’ll dive into authentic Enchiladas. Originating in Mexico, where the practice of rolling tortillas around other food dates back at least to Aztec times. Enchilada is the past participle of Spanish enchilar, "to add chili pepper to".Enchiladas ca...

 
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The perfect Croque Monsieur 🇫🇷

This week we’ll dive into the French Croque Monsieur. Served as a quick snack at cafés and bars since 1910. The name is based on the verb croquer ("to crunch") and the word monsieur ("mister").Traditionally made with French ham and Gruyere cheese pressed be...

 
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Fresh and fried Spring Rolls 🇻🇳

This week we’ll dive into Spring Rolls. The large variety of filled, rolled appetizers or dim sum found in Southeast Asian cuisine is inspiring. The name is a literal translation of the Chinese chūn juǎn.Here, we'll specifically discuss Vietnamese spring ro...

 
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Make creamy Risotto at home 🇮🇹

This week we’ll dive into Risotto. A northern Italian rice dish cooked with broth until it becomes rich and creamy. Risotto in Italy is normally a first course served before the main course. And the first recipes date all the way back to 1809.The best risot...

 
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Real American Smash Burgers 🇺🇸

This week we’ll dive into the real American Smash Burger. The hamburger has humble origins as a simple patty of mixed beef adopted by Americans inheriting a food tradition from the people of Hamburg, Germany. They lodged themselves in the US as early as the...

 
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Delicious Butter Chicken recipes 🇮🇳

It's our 10th newsletter and we're curious to learn how we're doing. Please reply with any feedback on how we can improve our upcoming issues. Enjoy!This week we’ll dive into one of India's best known dishes: Butter Chicken. The dish was developed "by chanc...

 
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Surprising Okonomiyaki pancakes 🇯🇵

This week we’ll dive into Okonomiyaki. A Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients in a wheat-flour-based batter. It is an example of konamon (flour-based Japanese cuisine).Okonomiyaki is mainly associated with the Kansai or Hiroshima area...

 
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The best Pasta Carbonara recipes 🇮🇹

This week we’ll dive into Carbonara. An Italian pasta dish from Rome that arrived at its modern form, with its current name, in the middle of the 20th century. Since the name is derived from carbonaro (the Italian word for 'charcoal burner'), it is believed...

 
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Bánh mì 🇻🇳

This week we'll dive into the iconic Vietnamese bánh mì sandwich. Bánh mì is the Vietnamese word for 'bread', but also understood to be the Vietnamese baguette.Originating on the streets of Saigon in the 1950s, the bánh mì sandwich is a French-Vietnamese hy...

 
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Poké Bowl 🇺🇸

This week we’ll dive into Poké (Hawaiian for "to slice"). While the dish has been around for centuries, the present form of poké became popular around the 1970s in the Hawaiian islands and it conquered the world starting in the 2010s.Poké is basically cubed...