A Brazilian recipe found in “Internasjonale Retter med Norsk Fisk” (International Dishes made with Norwegian Fish) published by Vennergren-Cappelen in 1987
Ceviche is a fun way to cook food. It is a method of preparing raw fish and shellfish. You marinate raw fish or shellfish in lime or lemon juice and the citrus acid causes the proteins to coagulate, so the seafood is actually cooked. You can add any kind of tastes to a ceviche.
A Swedish classic found in “Kulinarisk Pass” (Culinary Passport)
published by Tupperware in 1970
No Swedish Christmas table without Jansson’s! According to insecure sources, the dish has got its name after the opera singer Pelle Janzon, who lived in the last half of the 19th century, and was fond of both good food and drinks. One of the dishes served after the final curtain was this potato and anchovy dish, with plenty of beer and aquavite.
A Russian speciality found in “Mat til Hverdag og Fest” (Food or Everydays and Parties) utgitt av Hjemmets Kokebokklubb i 1984
Blini (Russian: блин, blin, plural блины, bliny) are Russian pancakes with long traditions. “Blinis is a symbol of the sun, beautiful days, good crops, happy marriage and healthy children,” wrote the Russian author Aleksandr Kuprin. Blinis symbolizes the sun and represents a very important part of a festival, which celebrates that the long winter is over: “Maslenitsa”, pancake week.
An African recipe found in “The Best of International Cooking” published by Hamlyn in 1984
West African cuisine encompasses a diverse range of foods that are split between its 16 countries. In West Africa, many families grow and raise their own food, and within each there is a division of labor. Indigenous foods consist of a number of plant species and animals, and are important to those whose lifestyle depends on farming and hunting.
The history of West Africa also plays a large role in their cuisine and recipes, as interactions with different cultures (particularly the Arab world and later Europeans) over the centuries have introduced many ingredients that would go on to become key components of the various national cuisines today.
A recipe for a hearty Italian soup found on crisco.com
Tortellini, also known as cappelletti, are ring-shaped pasta, sometimes also described as “navel shaped”, hence their alternative name of “belly button” (ombelico). They are typically stuffed with a mix of meat (pork loin, prosciutto) or cheese. Originally from the Italian region of Emilia (in particular Bologna and Modena), they are usually served in broth, either of beef, chicken, or both.
A Chinese recipe found in “Harrods Cookery Book” published in 1985
The secret of success when stir-frying is organization. Having all the ingredients prepared and close at hand is essential, as the actual cooking time is surprisingly quick. Snow peas add color and a crunchy texture to this delicious Chinese dish.
A dinner recipe from a card in “Better Homes and Gardens Recipe Card Library” published in 1979
Marengo dishes – According to a popular myth, the dish was first made after Napoleon defeated the Austrian army at the Battle of Marengo at Marengo south of Turin, Italy, when his chef Dunand foraged in the town for ingredients (because the supply wagons were too distant) and created the dish from what he could gather. According to this legend, Napoleon enjoyed the dish so much he had it served to him after every battle, and when Durand was later better-supplied and substituted mushrooms for crayfish and added wine to the recipe, Napoleon refused to accept it, believing that a change would bring him bad luck. Marengo dishes are loosely based on the dish Dunand created at Marengo.
Smoking is an old cooking and preserving method for meat and fish. Smoked foods get a distinctive smoked flavor that many people like. While smoking was previously used as a preservation method in the old days, the preservative effect is limited, so smoking is currently used mainly to give taste and aroma to the food here in Norway.