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Czech Republic

czech republic-flagWhile I really haven’t taken many short cuts so far, there are some days when I have more time constraints than others.  I wanted to make the pierogis, but hesitated because of the homemade pastry aspect, until I found this “Cheater Pierogi” recipe from Chef John using wonton wrappers.

Additions/Omissions: For the stuffed peppers, I left out the sour cream as usual and for the pierogis, I used beef bacon and different cheese blends, but did not use the sour cream and chives.

Taste Test: While the sauce was obviously redder and less creamy, it still worked out well, and was wonderful with the stuffed peppers.  

Zip Facts about Czech Republic:

  • Austrians Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics, and Sigmund Freud, the Father of Psychoanalysis, were both born in the Czech Republic
  • According to Czech etiquette on entering a building, a man is required to let his female companion enter first unless it is a restaurant
  • On St. Václav Day, during the last weekend of September, Czech families participate in the national passion of competitive mushroom hunting
  • The Czech Republic boasts the world’s largest per capita beer drinkers
  • After Slovenia, Czech Republic is the second richest country in Eastern Europe

Czech Andre Dluhos Tutt'Art@ (50)Andre Dluhos

http://www.tuttartpitturasculturapoesiamusica.com/2015/02/Andre-Dluhos.html

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/czech-republic

Link to Map:   https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-europe.pdf

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Djibouti

djibouti-flagI am not sure why bananas and plantains give me such a hard time. I do eat bananas occasionally, but I really don’t care for plantains.  Either way, with the exception of peeling plantains, they should be easy to work with in both savory and sweet dishes.  I did not make the Banana Fritters from Djibouti, but left the recipe here anyway.  The only bananas available were still quite green. Being curious to see if they still could be used for this dish,  I peeled one and tasted it.  I was surprised to find it was more like peeling a plantain than an unripened banana.  And the taste..

Additions/Omissions:   used red chili paste for fresh chilis

Taste Test: the rice dish was very good, but I do want to discourage anyone from tasting a really green banana, although I don’t think I could put the flavor into words.  Chalk comes to mind, and definitely not sweet chalk, it is probably one of the worst things I have tasted in a long time.  Which is surely a good thing, since I am very far into this challenge.

Zip Facts about Djibouti:

  • At 52 feet below sea level, Lac (Lake) Assal is the lowest point in Djibouti and the lowest point in Africa. The heavy salinity of the lake (greater than the Dead Sea) allows for salt mining used personally and commercially
  • Djibouti, from the word “gabouti” (a palm fiber doormat), was named after the bottom of the Gulf of Tadjoura
  • Djibouti is the third smallest country in Africa (after Gambia and Swaziland) with the least number of inhabitants
  • A favorite national pastime is qat chewing, a medicinal plant with mildly narcotic properties
  • Young Djibouti poets follow the long tradition of composing and memorizing 100 line Somali forms of epic poetry called gabay

djibouti arts21-300x239Abdul-Wahab Youssouf

http://www.djibtalk.com/in-djiboutian-heritage-the-visual-arts-talk/

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/djibouti/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/recipemap-africa.pdf

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Denmark

denmark-flagThis is one of the most ambitious dinners to date, I kept finding recipes that I wanted to try, and I am always looking to do a meatball version inspired by a meat recipe or a spice palette.

Additions/Omissions:  no additions, substitutions, or deletions

Taste Test:  The main entree was the steak and champagne, it was a very straightforward prep and quite delicious.  The meatballs were excellent as well.  I don’t normally like the consistency or texture of grated potatoes, unless I am frying them into flattened crispy potato pancakes, but the taste was actually OK. The pickles were similar in taste to the ones I have made in the past and were very good, especially if you like quick pickling techniques.  The biggest surprise was the danish pretzel.  Although I knew they would not have the familiar texture or taste of either the typical soft or hard pretzels, they turned out to be much more like surprisingly good scones.

Zip Facts about Denmark:

  • The Faroe Islands are now part of Denmark, the King of Norway lost the islands to the King of Denmark in a drunken poker game
  • The Tivoli amusement park in Copenhagen, the capital city, is one of the oldest in the world, and the largest and most popular one in Europe. Walt Disney was inspired to create Disney Land after visiting the park
  • There are many Danish contributions to the global market, including Carlsberg and Tuborg (beers), Royal Copenhagen (porcelain), Bang & Olufsen (audio), Lurpak butter, and LEGOs. LEGO is an abbreviation of “leg godt” meaning “play well”
  • Dannebrog, the flag of Denmark adopted in 1219, is the oldest independent nation flag still used today
  • “Hygge”, a Danish state of mind, means a coming together and enjoying the good company of others, a cozy way to get through the long winter months

Denmark anna-ancherAnna Ancher  (1859-1935) “On the Garden Bench”

http://pictify.saatchigallery.com/221497/anna-ancher-danish-painter-1859-1935-on-the-garden-bench-anna-helga-thorup

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/denmark

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-europe.pdf

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Dominica

dominica-flagChicken and fruit? What could be bad about that? A prepared mango chutney was listed in the ingredients, but I had the time to make one from scratch (see the Caribbean chutney recipe). In one of my Food Network marathons, I watched Geoffrey Zakarian, one of my all-time favorite chefs, easily cut a mango from its pit, close to the pit on the flat sides and trim to the pit on the other sides. Obvious, until you are working with a slippery mango.

Additions/Omissions:   Considering my family’s palates, I tend to go easy on the peppers, so half of a Habañero pepper was plenty for the chutney, and I omitted the mustard seed. I also used ripe ginger, since I had it on hand.

Taste Test: The chicken and mango salad were excellent, and despite the substitutions and omissions, so was the chutney.

Zip Facts about the Dominica:

  • Major scenes from both “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “POTC: At World’s End” were filmed in Dominica
  • The economy of Dominica relies heavily on banana production and exportation. Tourism serves as a needed boost when banana values drop.  Watch out for the many inhabitants that carry cutlasses (machetes) around town
  • Dominica comes from the Latin word meaning “Sunday”, the country’s original name is Wai’tukubuli, which translates as “tall is her body”
  • Since 1978, Ross University (associated with DeVry USA) has been successfully educating the world’s doctors
  • “Boiling Lake”, in Dominica, is the world’s second largest hot spring

Dominica MarcellePauline Marcelle, “Bend Down Boutique 61” (2012)

http://arcthemagazine.com/arc/2012/06/pauline-marcelle-everywhere-is-somewhere-else/

Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/dominica/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-northamerica.pdf

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Dominican Republic

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Taste Test:                                                                                                  

Zip Facts about the Dominican Republic:

  • Dominican Republic (DR) is considered the oldest country of the Americas, reached first in 1492 by Christopher Columbus. It is the second largest Caribbean island (after Cuba)
  • The Amber Museum in Puerto Plata holds the amber with the trapped mosquito that appeared in the movie, “Jurassic Park”
  • Baseball, golf, and big game fishing are very popular in the Dominican Republic which sport some of the best golf courses in the world and has nurtured some of the best baseball players
  • Because DR grows, farms, or catches almost all foods served for meals there, it is considered the “breadbasket of the Caribbean”
  • Mamajuana, a DR drink similar to port wine and considered an aphrodisiac, contains rum, red wine, tree bark, herbs, and honey

Domican Rep Olivia Peguero Life SeasonsOlivia Peguero – “Life Seasons” (2003)

http://www.latinamericanart.com/en/artworks/olivia-peguero-life-seasons.html

Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/dominican-republic/

Link to Map:   https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-northamerica.pdf

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Ethiopia

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Taste Test:                                                                                                  

Zip Facts about Ethiopia:

  • Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with its own alphabet which consists of 209 symbols and 25 letter variants
  • Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country. Its capital, Addis Ababa, means “new flower” in Amharic
  • Ethiopians mark time in a slightly different way than most of the world, they are the only country that follow the Julian calendar, 12 months of 30 days and a 13th month of 5 or 6 days, and roughly 7.5 years behind the Gregorian calendar. Time is measured from when the sun rises, so 6 am would be 12 o’clock, and noon and midnight are 6:00 in Ethiopia
  • Only two nations in the world have never been colonized, Russia and Ethiopia. Ethiopia was briefly occupied by Italy from 1936 to 1941
  • Coffee was discovered in the Kaffa region of Ethiopia

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Desta Hagos, the first Ethiopian woman to have a solo art exhibition

http://www.afroriche.com/?p=2647

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/ethiopia/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/recipemap-africa.pdf

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England

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Zip Facts about England:

  • Despite the saying “for all the tea in China”, the English consume more tea per capita than anywhere else in the world. They also produce and consume more cider than any other country
  • Big Ben is actually the name of the bell inside the clock tower, which is called the Elizabeth Tower. Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest and largest royal residence still used today,
  • The jury is out on England’s food choices, although it is clear the English love their food, especially the popular dishes with the unusual names, such as toad in the hole, bangers and mash, and spotted dick
  • It is considered a “no-no” (or treason) to place a postage stamp with the visages of the King or Queen upside down on a post
  • The flag of England is called the Union Flag on land and the Union Jack on the water because it must be flown on the jack mast of the ship

England Snow_Storm1842JMW Turner (1775-1851), “Steamboat off a Harbor’s Mouth” during a snowstorm

http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2014/11/artist-of-month-jmw-turner.html

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/england

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-europe.pdf

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Equatorial Guinea

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Zip Facts about Equatorial Guinea:

  • Equatorial Guinea is the smallest country in Africa that is also a member of the United Nations, the country actually straddles the equator with the mainland to the north
  • The national symbol is the silk cotton tree, featured on the coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea, under which Spanish settlers and a native leader signed the first treaty
  • The coat of arms also contains six stars which represent the six major land areas, including Río Muni (or Mbini) on the mainland, and five islands: Bioko, Corisco, Great Elobey, Little Elobey, and Annobón.
  • To cleanse the community of evil, Bubi farmers still celebrate the ancient tradition of the abira, which includes music and dance, a pot of water at the entrance to the village and amulets placed outside the village for protection
  • The bride becomes part of the husband’s family after marriage, and a dowry is still given to the family of the bride

EG Leandro Mbomio Nsue - Oeuvre 1Don Leandro Mbomio Nsue (1938-2010), “Elat Ayong (Union del Pueblo)”

http://www.france-guineeequatoriale.org/images/Leandro%20Mbomio%20Nsue%20-%20Oeuvre%201.jpg

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/equatorial-guinea/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/recipemap-africa.pdf

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Egypt

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Taste Test:                                                                                                  

Zip Facts about Egypt:

  • The current Egyptian landscape is 95% desert, the average annual rainfall is about one inch. Prior to 8000 B.C., however, the Sahara Desert was mainly lush fertile grassland and savannah
  • The Egyptian pyramids are the oldest of the seven wonders of ancient times (after the Colossus of Rhodes, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, and the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus), and are the only ones still standing
  • All Egyptians enjoy free internet access due to their Free Internet Initiative. Google is working with Egypt to enhance online Arabic content, Egypt has the most Facebook users in Africa, and thirty percent of the world’s Arab bloggers are from Egypt
  • In Egypt, education is free through the university level, females make up more than half of the secondary students
  • The feminist movement in the Arab world was born in Egypt, women own 20% of all Egyptian business firms

Egypt h2_2009.166Gazbia Sirry, “The Kite” (1960)

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/2009.166

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/egypt

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/recipemap-africa.pdf

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Ecuador

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Zip Facts about Ecuador:

  • Ecuador was inhabited by Native Americans before the Incas settled, and conquered by Spain in 1533
  • The Galapagos Islands, the first National Park of Ecuador, became part of Ecuador in 1832 and is home to many unique endangered subspecies such as the giant tortoises. In June 2012, Lonesome George, the sole surviving Pinta Island tortoise, died and was preserved for posterity
  • Only two countries in South America do not share a border with Brazil, Ecuador and Chile
  • Most of the world’s bananas come from Ecuador. Ecuador grows many of the Dutch roses that are exported
  • Traditionally, Ecuadorians burn the old year “ano viejo”, by making and burning a puppet which represents all of the bad things of the past year

Ecuador araceli-gilbertAraceli Gilbert (1913-1993)

http://www.pintoreslatinoamericanos.com/2013/09/pintores-ecuatorianos-araceli-gilbert.html

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/ecuador/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/recipemap-southamerica.pdf

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Eritrea

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Zip Facts about Eritrea:

  • The People’s Front for Democracy and Justice is the only political party in Eritrea, elections have been scheduled and cancelled on a regular basis but none have ever taken place
  • Eritrea dedicated an entire uninhabited coastline of its Dahlak islands as a reserve for wildlife and pearl production
  • Eritrea, which means red and was named for the Red Sea, joined Ethiopia politically in 1951, was annexed in 1962, and gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993. It has a very rich history, ranking second in Africa (after Egypt) with the most archeological treasures
  • Except for the Kunama lowland group, all ethic Eritrean cultures are patrilineal, the man is the public decision maker, and sons inherit in family possessions. Marriages are monogamous and mainly arranged by contract, involving a dowry
  • Traditional foods are eaten without using silverware and with the right hand only, the left is considered to be tainted

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Michael Adonai, “The Crescent Moon”

http://michaeladonai.net/art/

Link to Recipe: http://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/eritrea/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/recipemap-africa.pdf

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El Salvador

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Zip Facts about the El Salvador:

  • El Salvador is the smallest country and the only country without an Atlantic coastline in Central America
  • El Salvador waged a war with Honduras over a soccer game
  • El Salvador has been called the “Land of the Volcanos, one in particular, the Izalco volcano (El Faro or “Lighthouse of the Pacific”) had been erupting regular since 1770 creating a “beacon” in the night sky
  • Corn is a staple in the El Salvadoran diet, eaten in thick tortillas, served in tamales, or in “atoll”, a thick corn drink. In September, Salvadorans eat “elotes”, or new corn, before the corn hardens
  • Many marriages in El Salvador are common law, the couples establishes a household and has children without any formal service. Marriages performed in churches are irreversible, so couples wait and many have children before marrying

el salvador canjura_noe_refletNoe Canjura (1922-1970) – “Reflet (Reflection)”, 1960

http://www.artoftheprint.com/artistpages/canjura_noe_reflet.htm

Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/el-salvador/

Link to Map:   https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-northamerica.pdf

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Estonia

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Zip Facts about Estonia:

  • Although there is no political unity among the countries, Estonia is considered part of the “Baltic States”, along with Latvia and Lithuania
  • In many Estonian households, since both parents usually work, family dinners become less frequent than desired, but efforts are made to share dinners on the weekend. Holidays and other celebratory occasions, except for Christmas dinner, do not require special foods, but meals at social gatherings are usually accompanied by vodka
  • Bear meat, which is legal in Estonia, is a popular delicacy and is usually served marinated or grilled. Lucky for them, there are no polar bears in Estonia
  • The military in Estonia is relatively small, as military service is not popular, and carries very little status or prestige. Men serve only one year in the armed services
  • Legally, women’s rights are protected by the Constitution, although they are expected to defer to men, right, wrong, or otherwise

Estonia Staari_portree_vaikeMall Nukke, “Portrait of a star at no. 6” collage (2009)

http://www.opetajatemaja.ee/?noframe=1&mod=kursused&kursus=581&g=1&h=9a97

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/estonia

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-europe.pdf

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Fiji

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Zip Facts about Fiji:

  • Of the thousands of islands and coral outcrops that make up the Fiji archipelago, only 322 are large enough but only 106 are inhabited by human populations
  • Fiji is located on the 180o meridian (the International Dateline). Somewhere on the island of Tavueni, you can straddle both today and yesterday
  • Education for Fijians is mandatory but provided free until the age of sixteen
  • “Bula” is a customary greeting in Fiji, which means “welcome” or “cheers”
  • A popular game on New Year’s Eve is “kick the orange” (veicaqe moli), where village women on the winning team present new clothes to the losing team

Fiji_01_f PeniLedua Peni, “Tobo Ika Ena Vanua Mamaca” (2012)

http://artasiapacific.com/Magazine/Almanac2013/Fiji

Link to Recipe:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/fiji

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Finland

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Zip Facts about Finland:

  • The famous wife-carrying competition started in Finland, the first country in the world to allow women to vote
  • The sauna is an integral part of the Finnish culture, partaken in the nude, and demands a jump into the lake outside afterwards through a hole in the ice. The most commonly used Finnish word in the English language is “sauna”
  • In the months of June and July in Finland, “the Land of the Midnight Sun”, the sun shines for 24 hours a day
  • Finland is the home of Santa Claus (“joulupukki or Yule Goat”) whose official home address is at the top of the Arctic Circle, near Rovaniemi in the northern province of Lappland
  • Finns are the world’s biggest coffee drinkers, 2X more than the Italians, 3X the Americans, and 4X the British

Finland Portrait of Walborg Jakobsson.Elin Danielson-Gambogi (1861-1919), “Portrait of Walborg Jakobsson”

http://www.artistsandart.org/search/label/Finnish%20artists

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/finland

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-europe.pdf

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Guinea

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Zip Facts about Guinea:

  • Guinea was the only Africa colony to vote for a new constitution or immediate independence in 1958 when Charles de Gaulle of France offered those opportunities
  • Guinea is sometimes called Guinea-Conakry to avoid confusion between Guinea-Bissau after its capital and largest city. It is believed that the name “Guinea” came from the Susu word “guinè” meaning woman was misunderstood by arriving Europeans, who encountered women washing clothes in an estuary, thought they were referring to the geographic area rather than themselves
  • Almost half of the Guinea population is under 15 so colonial rule is quickly becoming ancient history
  • Many Guineas can only afford to eat one meal a day and proteins may be lacking as well. Despite this, visitors arriving at mealtime are encourage to join in and may be eaten from a communal bowl with spoons.  Men may eat from a different bowl than the women and it is considered impolite to walk and eat at the same time
  • Women, especially in the rural areas of the country, may spend a portion of her life in a polygamous marriage, giving birth to an average of five children and being considerably less educated. Other taking care of the children, the cooking and the cleaning, they are expected to contribute by weeding and gardening the family plots

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Namsa Leuba (Photographer), “The African Queens”

http://theculturetrip.com/africa/nigeria/articles/the-4-female-african-artists-you-should-know-a-contemporary-feminine-world/

Link to Recipe: http://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/guinea/

Link to Map:  https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/recipemap-africa.pdf

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Gabon

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Taste Test:                                                                                                  

Zip Facts about Gabon:

  • Despite the fact that most Gabonese consider themselves as Roman Catholic, many of them still hold animist (spirit) beliefs and witchcraft is still alive
  • In Gabon, funerals are incredibly elaborate events, mourners attend to the body for days without sleeping
  • Polygamy is legal in Gabon, but couples must sign and register marriage contracts as either monogamous or polygamous
  • The main meal in Gabon is served in the middle of the day and leftovers are usually served in the evening. The main dietary staple is manioc root, also known as cassava, yuca, arrowroot, or tapioca
  • Palm wine, along with a hallucinogenic and stimulant root (eboga) is used in many traditional ceremonies, to share with and to “see” their ancestors

Gabon 5238_1000Boris Nzebo, Neo Pop Art (born in Gabon, lives and works in Cameroon)

http://www.iam-africa.com/boris-nzebo-africapillaire/

Link to Recipe: http://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/gabon/

Link to Map: https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/recipemap-africa.pdf

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France

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Taste Test:                                                                                                  

Zip Facts about France:

  • France is obviously known for its wines, since it is one of the largest wine producers with 17 distinct regions including Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, and Provence. In France, beer is a luxury beverage consumed at special occasions, while wine is usually served free with meals
  • Wine goes hand in hand with cheese, and the French appreciate the pairing with over 300 varieties of French cheese
  • In 1564, France switched to the Gregorian calendar. For those that were still unaware and continued to celebrate April 1 as the beginning of the French New Year, they were mercilessly mocked, hence the probable origination of April Fool’s Day
  • Paris, the capital of France, is referred to as “the City of Lights”, not for the number of lights which are obviously beautiful, but for the number of intellectuals who live there
  • Over twice as many tourists visit Disneyland Paris as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre

France Monet Water LiliesClaude Monet, “Water Lilies” (1906)

http://paradise7.hubpages.com/hub/Famous-Monet-Oil-Paintings

Link to Recipe: https://theworldfrommykitchen.wordpress.com/france

Link to Map:   https://theworldfrommykitchen.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/recipemap-europe.pdf

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