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If you are a fan of ethnic food adventures, and international food recipes, you’ll be glad you found this site. Please navigate through the pages, you can find some awesome recipes, shop for hard to get ethnic spices and entree ingredients, as well as cookware and cutlery from around the world—including specialty cooking implements unique to certain cultures.

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Traditional Cooking with Hemp Seeds

Traditional Cooking with Hemp Seeds

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The term “hemp” refers to cannabis (marijuana), but is generally exclusive of the psychoactive forms of the cannabis plant. Traditional cooking with hemp seeds, the subject of this post, is not about whipping up some drinks, soups, porridge, or brownies to get high on. We are not discussing utilizing the THC-laden buds grown for recreational and/or medicinal purposes nowadays.

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Marijuana THC Buds (Photo Attributed to Author: D-Kuru)

winkLet’s get that clear right now, okay?

 

Hemp plants are indigenous to, and have grown wild, in many regions all over the world. For thousands of years, people living in these regions have made use of cannabis seeds in their traditional cooking. And why not? They grow freely, are widely available, and cost nothing more than the labor to go out in the fields and harvest them.

Traditional Cooking with Hemp seeds has been in use for many generations worldwide.

World regions such as China, Mongolia, Germany, Russia and Northeast Europe have, since remote ancient times, made use of wild hemp, and have long ago learned how to cultivate the plant for improved quality and seed production.

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Spinach the Superfood

Spinach the Superfood

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Even before the term “Superfood” became vogue, centuries ago, many people knew of spinach’s health and wellness benefits and, if there had been such a term back then, certainly “Spinach the Superfood” would have been three words put together in sentences a great deal.

Moms in the USA during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, used to have a hard time getting their kids to eat spinach; I know I was one of those kids, because it was usually canned spinach, not fresh, and if not seasoned well or mixed into a tasty dish as one ingredient, well … it just didn’t taste good.

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Chinese Crispy Steamed Duck

Chinese Crispy Steamed Duck

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Chinese Crispy Steamed Duck is a classic and special dish that utilizes the Chinese bamboo steamer. We have a post dedicated to explaining the many practical and healthy reasons for cooking with this amazingly simple yet effective Chinese cookware. To read it, just Click Here.

Chinese Crispy Steamed Duck

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You will not find any Chinese cuisine recipe more tasty and elegantly prepared than this delicious and exquisitely textured Chinese Crispy Steamed Duck. Trust me, it is out of this world wonderful!

Chinese Crispy Steamed Duck Recipe-

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Dutch Hutspot Served With Pork Chops

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Hutspot can be made and served with or without meat, but it most often does get served with either beef or pork. This Dutch Hutspot with Pork Chops recipe is a classic rendition of the traditional Dutch cuisine dish. Hutspot is basically a simple dish. Just boiled and mashed together potatoes, carrots and onions. Then you serve it, in this case, with some fried pork chops with gravy as a perfect compliment.

Dutch Hutspot with Pork Chops

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Dutch Hutspot with Pork Chops Recipe-

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Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak Cuban Style

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Cuban Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak is as wonderful and special as any meat eating and grilling enthusiast could ever hope for. Many countries and cultures have grilled steaks in their cuisines, of course, but Cuban Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak is unique. This is because of the specific marination ingredients and preparation method – and it is very Cuban!

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Marinated Grilled Rib Eye Steak (Cuban Style) Recipe-

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Trini Style Curried Duck

Trini Style Curried Duck

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This Trini Style Curried Duck recipe is taken from our Caribbean Islands Cuisine page. For many more great dishes from the Caribbean Islands, click here.

Trini Style Curried Duck

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Trini Style Curried Duck is curried duck like you’ve never had before, trust me. The combination of special spices and curries – unique to their cuisine – is what makes Trini Style Curried Duck a meal to long remember.

Trini Style Curried Duck Recipe-

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Egyptian Rabbit Molokhia

Egyptian Rabbit Molokhia Recipe

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Egyptian Rabbit Molokhia is as authentic an Egyptian recipe as you can find. It is traditionally served with plain white rice. Egyptian Molokhia is named after the primary vegetable ingredient of the same name. Molokhia is “Egyptian spinach” and it has a consistency that is a bit slimy, much like okra. The flavor of it varies greatly according to the method of cooking and the stock that used to prepare it. If you can’t find molokhia fresh where you live, don’t worry – the dish can be made just as effectively and as tasty using fresh, frozen, dried or preserved leaves. This recipe calls for rabbit meat – which traditionally was considered the privileged meat of the Pharaohs, and only the wealthy could afford it. You can also make wonderful Molokhia with beef, duck, or even chicken meat. However, if you want the true, traditional version, then go with this recipe for authentic Egyptian Rabbit Molokhia.

Egyptian Rabbit Molokhia

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Egyptian Rabbit Molokhia Recipe-

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Shrimp Scampi

Italian-American Shrimp Scampi Supreme!

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Shrimp Scampi Supreme is a classic example of Italian immigrant influence on American cuisine. “Scampi” are actually lobster-like crustaceans, but much smaller – about the size of a jumbo prawn (shrimp). They have pale pink shells, also like the larger lobsters. When Italian cooks immigrated to America, true scampi were hard to come by. So, they started using jumbo prawns with exceptionally satisfying results. They continued to call the dish “scampi”, but added “shrimp” to the name. Hence, “Shrimp Scampi” came into existence, a truly original American dish. There are many versions of it, but this one is my favorite, thus the name: Shrimp Scampi Supreme!

Shrimp Scampi

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One of the more traditional methods of preparing scampi in Italy is to sauté them in white wine, olive oil, chopped onion and minced garlic. This American Shrimp Scampi Supreme recipe follows that much of the tradition, but adds a couple herbs: parsley and tarragon.

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Beef Rendang Singaporean Style

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Singaporean style Beef Rendang is a variation on a dry curry dish that originated among the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra. From there it spread throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, and into Singapore.

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Rich and intensely flavorful, this Singaporean beef rendang is popular all over Singapore. It is also a favorite dish on the menu for Muslims in the country, who traditionally eat it during “Eid al-Fitr“, when they break their annual thirty day Ramadan fast and celebrate with a feast.

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Chili Crab

Singaporean Chili Crab in Spicy Sour Sauce

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The people of Singapore take their Chili Crab seriously. Believe you me, Singaporean Chili Crab, the way the chefs of Singapore prepare it, is like nowhere else on earth. A special, very spicy and delightfully sour sauce is the key. Wild caught Caribbean Dungeness Crab, cooked to tender perfection, has a slightly sweet taste. So, when you have Singaporean Chili Crab, it is a spicy, sweet, sour and savory experience – absolutely fantastic!

Singaporean Chili Crab

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Singaporean Chili Crab in Sour Spicy Sauce Recipe-

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Indian Lamb Rogan Josh Recipe

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Indian Lamb Rogan Josh is one of my all time favorite dishes. The marvelous flavors are of course one reason, but also the history of this recipe is intriguing. “Josh” is Indian for heat and passion, and “Rogan” references red in Hindi, and oil in Persian. Hence, this Indian Lamb Rogan Josh is a method of cooking lamb in a red, oil-based sauce over very high, passionate flames.

Indian Lamb Rogan Josh

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Kashmiri chilli powder provides the redness to the sauce. The creamy Greek yogurt and aniseed undertones meld together, creating a soothing, yet very powerful sauce. Lamb Rogan Josh has evolved over centuries; there are recipes now that call for various vegetables added in. But this is the age-old, traditional and simple, yet perfectly elegant version, in true authentic Kashmiri fashion.

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Dominican Cassava Root Pasties Recipe

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Cassava Root Pasties (“Empanaditas de Catibias” in Spanish) is the Dominican Republic’s version of the globally popular meat pie. The cassava root (also called yucca) pastry makes it uniquely Dominican. Together with the ground beef with veggies and spices, Cassava Root Pasties is a remarkable culinary treat.

Cassava Root Pasties

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Cassava Root Pasties Recipe-

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