Video Saturday: Bulgaria

Happy Saturday! In this video you will take a virtual tour of Bulgaria's varied landscape, described by the narrator as a "piece of paradise." Just beware the string bikini in the middle. Yikes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC5HZ00MgkU&feature=related httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC5HZ00MgkU&feature=related … [Read more...]

Video Saturday: Brunei

Learn about the wealthy country of Brunei, including their culture and festivals. In this video, we learn that Brunei is home to the world's biggest water village (on stilts) and has areas of pristine rain forest (the hostess of the video actually climbs up giant scaffolding, past the top of the canopy). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xvApwmbmdo&feature=related httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xvApwmbmdo&feature=related Have a great weekend! I know I will - my hunny bunny is … [Read more...]

Recipe: Rice in Banana Leaves (Lontong) with Video

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The people of Brunei are brilliant. I've got proof - the lontong. This compact, slightly perfumed packet of white rice, stuffed inside a banana leaf, is portable, sliceable, flavorful, and affordable. Oh, and cutting the rice logs up into neat coins makes for easy portion control. Well. Ok. I'll be honest. The coins just make it easier to pop a hundred million of them into my mouth. Yum. Lontong represents everything I love about food around the world. While we share similar staples - … [Read more...]

While I’m Cooking: Bostwana Video

Today I thought I'd share a PBS clip and then one from the funny  British car show, "Top Gear," in Botswana. There are seven parts to this video out on youtube, and I would highly recommend them, if you enjoy this first segment. They go over the salt flats, through the kalahari, and then the Okavango … [Read more...]

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...]

While I’m cooking: Benin (Video)

The first three and a half minutes of this video tell the story of a couple who are engaged. In the story the man's friend makes a pass on the woman. She refuses his advances and tells her fiancé what happened. The fiance then goes to confront him, but the friend says that he was just testing the woman's fidelity. The singer says for us to judge for ourselves. Then the chorus says that the friendship is true. After 3'30 the people start dancing a really interesting local … [Read more...]

While I’m Cooking: Barbados

Today I am happy to feature two videos by Heather Johnston of SoGood.tv In the first video Heather presents a food tour in Barbados that includes sustainable, local food. In the second she looks at hot sauces and rum punch with nutmeg. Mmm, she makes me want to jump over to Barbados! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaU1FCMtKN4] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI1Lezicsto&NR=1] … [Read more...]

While I’m Cooking: Bangladesh

This Saturday I found a Bangladeshi music video by Shorif Uddins... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHAL_hPVUII] ... and a short slideshow of travel photos [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiKvKZd1pXc] :) … [Read more...]