Technique Thursday: Bosnian Coffee (Bosanska Kafa) – Video & Recipe

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Good morning! Let's wake up, Bosnian style, and sip a shot of robust, Bosnian coffee. What is Bosnian Coffee? When someone says they had Bosnian coffee, they are referring to the method of preparation. This method (also referred to as Turkish coffee) is used all over the Middle East, the Balkans, and North Africa. Although there are many steps, each one is critical to making a good cup. And by good cup I mean a GOOD cup. The effort is worth it! The coffee beans for Bosnian … [Read more...]

Menu: Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Yet another week of agonizing menu choices. There is just too much good food in this world. :) After much deliberation, here's how this week's Global Table will celebrate the flavors of Bosnia & Herzegovina: Chopped Salad (Sopska Salata) [Recipe] Fresh tomato, green pepper, red onion, and feta cheese, topped with a sprinkle of chopped parsley, red wine vinegar, and olive oil. Finger Sausages (Cevapi) [Recipe] Cevapi is popular street-food in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The small, grilled … [Read more...]

About the Food of Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Oh, Bosnia and Herzegovina. No one told me! I feel as though a secret was kept from me all these years. Mountains. Valleys. Rushing waterfalls. Seaside resorts. As I looked through photos and videos of this country I am struck by how incredibly beautiful and timeless the land remains. Like the Sound of Music meets Clash of the Titans... or.... something like that. Last night I put a travel voucher under Keith's pillow and a pair of clogs by his bedside. Do you think he'll get the hint? He … [Read more...]

Monday Meal Review: Belgium

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Happy Memorial Day everyone! Please be safe and smart whilst celebrating ... I like you and want you to stick around for a while longer :) In the spirit of taking the holiday off, I'll get to the point and jump right into the reviews. Enjoy! Vlaamse Asperges (White Asparagus a la Flammande) [Recipe] What I liked most about this dish: Vlaamse Asperges has three things going for it: the dish is elegant, the flavor is good, and there is next to no skill required to make it. This was … [Read more...]

Recipe: Liege Waffles

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Makes about 6 waffles Liege waffles are dense, yeasty, and studded with pockets of sugar. When you eat one room temperature, the little bits of sugar crunch in your mouth - an unusual, but addictive experience. Ingredients: 1 cup melted butter (2 sticks) 3 eggs 1/3 cup lukewarm milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp instant yeast 2 cups flour 1 heaping cup sugar cubes (or 1 cup pearl sugar) Topping ideas: powdered sugar, strawberries, etc. Method: 1. Whisk together wet … [Read more...]

Recipe: Pommes Frites (French Fries)

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Serves 2 Umm, let me explain the small amount of fries in the first photo. We couldn't keep our fingers off of them long enough to get a picture! I don't need to tell you - French fries are tasty with just about anything. Try these homemade French fries for the fun and satisfaction of making them yourself! :) NOTE: Please read my Technique Thursday post all about French Fries. Ingredients: 2 extra large baking potatoes (about 2.5 pounds total) quart of vegetable … [Read more...]

Recipe: White Asparagus a la Flamande (Asperges op Vlaamse Wijze)

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Serves 4 (as an appetizer or side) White asparagus tastes more mild than green asparagus, perhaps even a little sweeter. The topping is rather like a rich, lemony egg salad and goes well with the asparagus. Ingredients: 1 lb white asparagus 3 Tbsp melted butter 2 hard-boiled eggs 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp minced parsley salt pepper Method: 1. Trim ends off the asparagus. Cook in boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes. 2. In a small bowl, mash egg with butter. Combine … [Read more...]

Recipe: Baked Belgian Endive with ham and cheese

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This recipe works great for nights that require something a little fancy, but you don't have a lot of time to cook. Almost impossible to mess up, my version uses shredded cheese. You can get fancy if you want and serve this with a cheese sauce instead. Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 Endive 4 slices ham 1/2 cup shredded Gruyère dash nutmeg Method: 1. Preheat oven to 4ooF. Cut endives in half. Cook in boiling water for about five minutes. Drain well. 2. Wrap endives in ham … [Read more...]