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Barbecue Pork

Char Siu – South East Asia’s Answer to Barbecue Pork

Any Texas pit master will tell you that there isn’t one single style of Texas barbecue. Texans from all over the state have their own distinctive preferences, from the dry rub variety of central Texas to the sweet, tomato based marinades of the east. But barbecue isn’t unique to Texas,
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Mexican spicy shrimp tacos

Mexican Spicy Shrimp Tacos: Global Flavors Recipe Cards

Have you ever wondered how they make that delicious green sauce that goes with Mexican spicy shrimp tacos? For me, that is the motivation for preparing this dish. It’s not that I’m not into shrimp. It’s because to me the green sauce is what makes the meal distinctive. I have
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Chicken Fried Steak – Good Ole Texas Homestyle Cooking

When I first moved to Texas I was bemused by the name chicken-fried steak.  It made no sense to me.  Either something is chicken or it’s steak.  Now I’m used to it and the name makes perfect sense.  Chicken-fried steak is, quite simply, a piece of steak that’s battered and
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Peanuts

Why Peanuts Pack More Than a Perfect Punch of Protein

Photo Credit:  Feed Strategy January 24th was National Peanut Butter Day.   Peanuts have received bad press in recent times, partly because of the saturated fat content but mostly for their notorious allergen.  However peanuts are one of the few ingredients featured in cuisines around the world and in that sense
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rack of lamb

Why Americans Should Eat More Lamb

The new meal on Flavorly’s menu this week is Pistachio Roasted Rack of Lamb and I for one couldn’t be happier.  For some reason lamb seems harder to find in grocery stores than other meat and is infrequently on the restaurant menu – at least where I live here in
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Christmas Food Traditions

Christmas Food Traditions from Around The World

What better way to celebrate the holidays than to take a look at some festive culinary experiences from around the world.  Let’s look at some Christmas food traditions from countries where Flavorly has introduced a new meal:  Mexico, Italy, Greece and Korea.
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The Sunday Roast: A Beef-eater Tradition

One of the things I miss most about British eating habits is the Sunday roast.  In some ways it looks like one of the easiest meals to prepare – no complicated sauces, no special seasonings to worry about.  On the other hand, it is one of the most difficult because
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Pad Thai: Science Reveals why it is so Delicious

Pad Thai is one of the most simple and delicious street food dishes around.  Rice noodles stir-fried with eggs and some tofu, shrimp or meat are the basis for the dish. It is typically flavored with some tamarind pulp, fish sauce, garlic, chili and sugar.  Final touches include a garnish
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Bobotie

South African Bobotie: Global Flavors Recipe Cards

The first in this series of Global Recipe Cards is South African Bobotie.  For anyone who loves to cook with ground beef or hamburger, this is a recipe to add to your repertoire. Category:  Entree, Comfort Food Global Flavor:  South African Prep Time:  30 mins Cook Time:  1 hr 30
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General Tso Chicken

General Tso Chicken – A Tangy Taiwanese Dish with a Sticky Ending

Researching material for a blog about a global flavor or national cuisine is always enlightening.  For example, initially I assumed General Tso Chicken was named after a 19th Hunanese general because he had a penchant for spicy chicken.  Wrong. Then, I read about Chef Peng Chang-kuei, who made the dish
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