Chicken Parma: From Down Under to the World

Chicken Parma

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Listed as #37 in CNN’s World’s Best Foods is Chicken Parm, Australia. CNN writes, “Melted Parmesan and mozzarella cheese, and a peppery, garlicky tomato sauce drizzled over the top of a chicken fillet — Aussie pub-goers claim this ostensibly Italian dish as their own. Since they make it so well, there’s no point in arguing.”

Chicken Parma is a comfort food for many Australians. Maybe, only a natural-born Aussie or someone who have spent a good number of years in the country/continent and a wonderful experience of trying pub foods would understand why Chicken Parma makes such a nostalgic reminder of “home.”  At least this is what you’’ gather when you read Nothing Says Welcome Back To Australia Like A Chicken Parma! posted in Don’t Ever Look Back. [Read more…]

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Masala Dosa – One of India’s Gifts to the Gastronomic World

masala dosa

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Masala Dosa is South Indian dish that is fast gaining popularity in cities all over the world. The dosa is similar to a tortilla in the sense that it is a crepe-like base where the desired filling is stacked. The dosa can be folded over like a soft taco, rolled like a burrito, or shaped like a cone – depending on the cook’s preferred presentation. The masala dosa uses potatoes and spices to fill up the dosa. It is a vegetarian dish and in 2011, it was included by CNN in the list of the World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods.

Begin with the Dosa

In the New York Times, David Tanis writes the article India on a Griddle: A Savory Dosa Recipe Worth the Effort, where he says: “But lately I’ve been crazy for dosas, the heavenly crisp South Indian sourdough pancakes, particularly the classic potato-stuffed masala dosa. [Read more…]

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Frog Legs in Dining Tables all over the World

Frog legs

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While frog legs sound exotic and sophisticated, these are actually enjoyed in totally earthy and simple ways all over the world. Frog legs are enjoyed in Spain, Portugal, Thailand, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brazil, Mexico, and a host of other countries. In France, however, the preparation of frog legs has been elevated to the level of a fine art.

Not Just a Frog

There are frogs, and there are frogs. Some frogs are actually poisonous; those that make it to the dining table are usually classified as Pelophylax kl. Esculentus, Rana palustris, Rana pipiens, or Rana clamitans. [Read more…]

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