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    Japan,  Recipes,  Starters and Snacks

    Sushi – Art of Transience

    emointhekitchen Sushi preparation includes unlimited creativity and a sense of pure aesthetics. Japanese culture is largely based on appreciating the beauty of transience. The sakura blooms only briefly. The sushi pleases the eye, and then we open our mouth and it is gone. Sushi originated as casual food served at food stalls in the Edo era. Chefs would brush soy sauce on top of the sushi they made and place them in front of customers. The customers would quickly eat it with their hands, then drink some tea, wipe their hands on the curtain, and depart the food stall. From ordinary street food, it has gradually become a form of…

  • Guacamole
    Starters and Snacks,  Summer

    Guacamole Super Easy

    emointhekitchen As stated in Wikipedia, guacamole is avocado-based dip originally developed by Aztecs. The name comes from the ancient Nahuatl language and originally sounds āhuacamolli. Literally translated it means avocado concoction. Avocados aren’t linked to traditional Chinese cuisine, so getting them to Chinese households has been a gradual process. However, the Chinese are open to everything new. They eagerly accept and often adopt the other cultures and their customs without prejudice. Moreover, when it comes to food, which is a great Chinese passion, Chinese curiosity knows no limits. There are many variations of this spread but I usually keep this very simple and light version without onion, garlic or other ingredients. You will…

  • Hummus
    Grains and Legumes,  Greece,  Israel,  Recipes,  Starters and Snacks

    Hummus

    emointhekitchen This Levantine dip is very simple to make.  Hummus can be found at almost any Middle East table. In these days the popularity of this simple meal extends beyond its region of origin and it is enjoyed all over the world. During my study stay in Israel, I was surprised, how much of this spread the locals are able to consume. The recipe below is traditional but you can also experiment with different flavours and different spices. Spices such as cumin, coriander seeds, sweet pepper, dried chilli or zaatar (this spice mixture is frequently used in Israeli and Palestinian cuisine) could be used. You may also stumble upon hummus mixed…

  • Baba Ghanoush
    Recipes,  Starters and Snacks,  Summer

    Baba Ghanoush

    emointhekitchen Baba Ghanoush is a dish of mashed baked eggplant mixed with tahini (sesame paste), olive or sesame oil, and various kinds of spices.  Slightly differing versions of this dish can be found in the traditional cuisines of Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Armenia, Greece or even Iraq. It is served either alone as a starter with pita bread, in Armenia with their traditional Lavash or as a side dish to accompany various vegetables and the like. This eggplant dip was one of the first dishes that I prepared for my husband. By then, his diet consisted of bread with mustard, sausages and other culinary specialities of a single man. It has…

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