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Stuffed Camel: Rare and Exotic Royal Treat

Stuffed CamelWhen you first hear the words “stuffed camel”, you probably think people are talking about a stuffed toy. Actually, “stuffed camel” is the name of a Middle Eastern dish, one that is truly exotic and difficult to come by. It is probably one of the most challenging dishes to cook, especially since it literally requires a whole camel to be stuffed. Yes, only the most privileged guests are honored with this truly exotic dish.

Only For Special Occasions and Special People

Stuffed camel is not a food item you will encounter every day. It is a traditional Bedouin dish, and it is customarily served only during special occasions. This is prepared for weddings or for special parties, particularly when the guest list includes a sheik or some other important figure. Today, however, the dish is sometimes available in restaurants and Bedouin camp exhibits in culturally open places like Dubai. [Read more…]

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Eggs Benedict: Breakfast Eggs with Charm

Eggs benedictIf you are tired of making scrambled eggs or fried eggs for breakfast, you might want to flex your culinary muscles a bit and try cooking Eggs Benedict. Although the dish sounds quite fancy, it is actually quite “doable” in any ordinary kitchen. You start by lightly toasting an English muffin, and then you top these with bacon and poached eggs. Just before the dish is served, the eggs get a generous dollop of Hollandaise sauce as their crowning glory. There you have a dish fit for royalty!

The History of Eggs Benedict

In “The History of Eggs Benedict, the magazine Kitchen Project – Food History gives several versions of how the dish may have started. One version says, “Eggs Benedict” – 1860s -Credit is given to Delmonico’s Restaurant, the very first restaurant or public dining room ever opened in the United States. In the 1860’s, a regular patron of the restaurant, Mrs. LeGrand Benedict, finding nothing to her liking and wanting something new to eat for lunch, discussed this with Delmonico’s Chef Charles Ranhofer (1836-1899). [Read more…]

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