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Pierogi Ruskie or Ukrainskie: Potato and Cheese Pierogi

Pierogi ruskie appeared in Poland around the 13th century. They were brought from the Far East by Kievan Rus, hence the name. Ruskie translates to Ruthenian, not Russian as it’s often mistranslated into English as they come from the territory of present Ukraine. Hence why quite often in the US they’re referred to as Ukrainian …

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Salsa Poblano (Mexican Rajas con Queso)

Roasted poblanos sauteed with onions and corn, and topped with Mexican cream and cheese are simply delicious. Fill some tortillas, and top with cilantro for a perfect meal! What are Rajas con Queso? What is rajas con crema y elote? What is this Mexican dish? The rajas poblanas con crema or rajas con queso is …

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Authentic Lebanese Hummus Recipe

This smooth and creamy classic hummus dip is made with just 6 basic ingredients. For an authentic touch of Middle Eastern cuisine, this is the best hummus recipe to make at home; better than any store-bought variety! What is Hummus? Hummus is a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean dip made of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), tahini, lemon …

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Papa a la Huancaina: Peruvian Potatoes Recipe

A light dish made of Peruvian potatoes and aji amarillo (yellow pepper), Papa a la Huancaina is slightly cheesy, spicy, but also refreshing. This incredibly simple recipe for Papa a la Huancaina can be made at home anytime using yellow potatoes. Literally translating to Huancayan style potatoes, Papa a la Huancaina is one of the …

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Mizeria Recipe: Polish Cucumber Salad

Polish people tend to eat seasonal things. It’s always been a tradition to wait a whole year for something seasonal since produce wasn’t imported (avocados, I’m looking at you!). The beginning of the summer is time for fresh fruits like berries or apricots, summer was perfect was sunflowers (in Poland we never eat sunflower peeled …

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Must-Eat Mexican Cheeses + Substitutes

When the Spanish conquered the New World, they not only influenced the culture of these Latin American countries but also their food. Whereas the Latin American countries introduced European nations to chocolate, tobacco, sugar, and potatoes; the Spanish took barley, wheat, horses, pigs, and dairy animals to the Americas. Dairy animals of course led to …

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