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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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Paprika Spicy Rabbit

Paprika Spicy Rabbit

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This Paprika Spicy Rabbit recipe is taken from our All-American Wild Game Cuisine page. For lots more great wild game dishes, click here.


Lots of Americans, including me, love rabbit. It’s low in fat, nutritious, tasty, and is a great meat ingredient in many recipes. You can often substitute chicken for the meat in recipes that call for rabbit. But if you are a wild game meat lover, you will enjoy the taste of real rabbit. This Paprika Spicy Rabbit recipe is especially flavorful. If you live in northern regions, where winters are cold, try having some in front of the fireplace. Such comfort food, as if sent from heaven!

Paprika Spicy Rabbit

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Paprika Spicy Rabbit Recipe-

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Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

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The health benefits of ginger tea are many. In fact, they are probably far more than you have imagined. Certainly, just the taste and “comfort” alone of a nice, hot cup of organic ginger tea is reason enough to enjoy a cup or three now and then. However, once you fully understand all the health benefits of ginger tea, you may want to drink it even more often.

This site is, of course, centered around and focused on providing recipes, information, and helpful resources for ethnic foods from cultures the world over. However, we do occasionally pick out some of the especially beneficial ingredients found in various ethnic cuisines and highlight them in a special post. Ginger is one such ingredient. Popular all over the planet, this marvelous root not only provides zing and zip to culinary creations, it is darn good for what ails you, too!

If you have a common cold in the winter? You can’t beat a hot cup of ginger tea for a cure. Ginger root contains extremely high levels of magnesium and other minerals, and the all-important Vitamin C. These qualities are what contribute to the long list of health benefits of ginger tea.

Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

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There is a simple, easy to make recipe provided below. The great thing about ginger tea is, once you have the basic tea made, you can have fun with the taste buds experience. You can add lemon, organic honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppermint, etc. to modify and/or enhance the strong taste of the raw ginger.

But before we get into how to make a cup of soothing, healing, and oh-so-good for you tea, here is a list of the many …

Health Benefits of Ginger Tea

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Zesty Shrimp Tacos West Coast USA Style

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These Zesty Shrimp Tacos are a natural occurence on the West Coast of America. Those people love seafoods, and there is a very heavy Hispanic influence on the cuisine. So, putting seafood, in this case shrimp, in a taco, makes perfect sense, right? Hey – try some … you will soon agree, it is a perfect fit!

Zesty Shrimp Tacos

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Zesty Shrimp Tacos West Coast USA Style Recipe-

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Plantains Edible and Incredible

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Most people (in North America, where I live, anyway) think of the plantains as a kind of banana, only bigger and not as tasty of a fruit. However, while plantains are a relative of the banana, they are, in fact, not a fruit at all. These incredible edible Plantains are actually herbs … and therefore definitely not bananas.

What? You say? These giant “trees” (they grow to heights of over 30 feet) are really overgrown herb plants?
Plantain Tree

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Yep.

In doing my study for this article, I came across quite a number of little-known and interesting facts about plantains, a member of the Plantaginaceae family. Allow me list some things you may not know about:

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Those Incredible Edible Plantains!

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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.

Italian-American Shrimp Scampi Supreme Recipe-

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Grilled TexMex Pork Chops

Grilled TexMex Pork Chops

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Folks, I just doesn’t get any better than these Grilled TexMex Pork Chops, season-rubbed and grilled. Have yourself a real authentic TexMex ethnic eating experience you will want to have again and again!

Grilled TexMex Pork Chops

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Note: You can find more authentic and delicious TexMex recipes here on this site, at: All-American/TexMex page. This Grilled TexMex Pork Chops recipe is just one of many you can enjoy!

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New Zealand Meatloaf

New Zealand Meatloaf Supreme

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New Zealand meatloaf, you say … what makes that so special, so “supreme”? Most countries and cultures have some versions of meatloaf. Many of them are mouthwatering wonderful, so delicious.

However, of all the kinds of meatloaf I have ever tried, this New Zealand meatloaf is special. It stands out as unique with its complexity of flavors and its texture on the palate. Definitely Supreme!

New Zealand Meatloaf

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New Zealand Meatloaf Supreme Recipe-

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Chakalaka

Authentic Zimbabwean Chakalaka Recipe

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Zimbabwean Chakalaka is one this African country’s best “comfort foods”. It is traditionally a meatless stew, chocked full of all kinds of vegetables and beans, spiced and seasoned just enough to meld all the ingredients together nicely. A good bowl of Zimbabwean Chakalaka will be a taste treat that will satisfy you and fill you up.

Zimbabwean Chakalaka

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Authentic Zimbabwean Chakalaka Recipe-

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Ugandan Samosas

Ugandan Samosas Snack Food Recipe

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Ugandan samosas are a nationwide popular and very common snack food. They are an African “fast food” that you can buy at kiosks on the side of almost any road. They are delicious, and quite inexpensive to make.

Ugandan Samosas can be made with or without meat. The most common meat used is beef. Vegetarian or not, they are always delightfully spiced and seasoned mixture of veggies, wrapped in a thin sheet of pastry, and then baked until golden brown and crispy.

Ugandan Samosas

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Ugandan Samosas Recipe-

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Best Ever Superfruit – Baobab!

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I am in a never ending search for unique, exotic, and little known foods from ethnic cultures around the world. This search includes finding the best ever superfruit. In doing so, I stumbled onto this amazing fruit that grows on the majestic, indigenous to North Africa, Baobab Tree.

best ever superfruit

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The Baobab tree (common name for the 9 species of trees in the genus Adansonia) looks like a giant, standing alone, high above the shrubbery in vast plains. And they are, indeed, very large trees. Adansonias often attain heights of nearly 100 feet and the diameters of their monolithic trunks will grow as large as 36 feet.

Immensely popular in Africa, particularly in the northern regions, Baobab fruit has been the planet’s “best kept secret”, when it comes to healthy foods, for centuries. I did some Google searches for keywords such as:

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German Gurkensalat

Gurkensalat German Cucumber Salad

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Gurkensalat is what we in America know as Cucumber Salad. It is originally from Germany, and we owe it to German immigrants who, long ago, brought this, one of their favorite dishes, with them. It soon became popular in the States, especially in the south.

Gurkensalat

There are two classic versions of Gerkensalat, One has a creamy sauce, made with sour cream in it, and the other is a lighter version. This recipe is the lighter version, although I do include the optional garnishes of a dollop of sour cream and a cherry tomato.

While there are of course many slight variations on the traditional recipe, this one is my personal favorite. If you are preparing an authentic German meal of Weiner Schnitzel, this makes for a perfect and traditional side dish.

Gurkensalat Recipe-

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