This was a business trip that was memorable because of the hospitality of our hosts. They took me and a colleague from the UK to watch a football match between the two rival local teams – River Plate FC and Boca Juniors.Superclásico is the football match in Argentina between Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate. It derives from the Spanish usage of “clásico” to mean derby, with the prefix “super” used as the two clubs are the most popular and successful clubs in Argentine football. In fact, the term ‘Clásico’ originated in Argentina, particularly with this match […]
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Eight months before my son was born, I was working on a project in Colombia. One evening, my local host took me and the team to a Parrillada in the hills overlooking Bogata. The meat was awesome, but the salsas that accompanied the meat were mind-blowing. This is one of those salsas.Here’s a recipe for Hogao, as commonly prepared in the Bogota region of Colombia:
In South American cuisine, aji is the name for both a variety of chilli peppers and fresh salsa made with these peppers. This Colombian recipe is known as salsa de aji picante, and it features two jalapeno peppers, making it pretty spicy. Eight months before my son was born, I was working on a project in Colombia. One evening, my local host took me and the team to a Parrillada in the hills overlooking Bogata. The meat was awesome, but the salsas that accompanied the meat were mind-blowing. This is one of those salas.
I was introduced to this ‘Norwegian’ Oyster Stew by an American friend from Wisconsin as a traditional Christmas Eve dish. The stew is a delicious seafood dish that combines the rich flavours of oysters with a creamy, savoury broth.However, while Norway is known for its rich seafood culture, including various preparations of fish, shellfish, and other marine delicacies, oyster stew is not a traditional or commonly known dish in Norwegian cuisine. Norwegian culinary traditions are more closely associated with dishes like various types of cured and smoked fish, as well as preparations of salmon, herring, and other seafood sourced […]
My good friend Nitza introduced me to Mexican food in San Diego in 1988. Compared with Mexican food I had tried in Europe, it was delicious. This is my take on the ‘San Diego fish taco’.
Chilli courgette, also known as spicy zucchini in some regions, is a delightful and flavorful dish that combines the mild, fresh taste of courgette (zucchini) with the heat of chilli peppers. It is a popular and simple recipe that showcases the versatility of this common vegetable.Typically, chilli courgette is made by slicing the courgettes into thin, uniform pieces and then cooking them with a variety of spices, including chilli powder or fresh chilli peppers, along with other complementary herbs and seasonings. Commonly used herbs and spices include garlic, cumin, paprika, and sometimes a hint of cayenne pepper, depending on […]
Ceviche, also spelled as “cebiche” or “seviche,” is a popular and refreshing seafood dish that originates from the coastal regions of Latin America, particularly in countries like Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico. It typically involves the use of raw fish or seafood, which is marinated and “cooked” in citrus juices, such as lime or lemon. The acid in the citrus juice denatures the proteins in the fish, giving it a texture and appearance similar to being cooked with heat.The resulting dish is a flavorful and tangy seafood preparation with a unique texture and taste that highlights the freshness of the […]