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Benin ❀ Akkra Funfun

If you usually read this blog for the vicarious thrills but find the dishes featured here too complex to attempt yourself, today’s recipe is for you!  After crossing heaven and earth for last week‘s extravaganza, I opted for a recipe this week that could hardly be simpler.  Our country today is another very small one, but this time nestled in the curve that West Africa makes when it juts out into the Atlantic Ocean.  In akkra funfun, beans, onions and a few other odds and ends  come together for a cheap, tasty and simple snack food–which, incidentally, seems to be exactly the kind of food that the Beninese excel in.

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Azerbaijan ❀ Four Seasons Dolmasi

After last Sunday’s rather simple recipe, this was a week in which my ambition almost got the better of me.  It wasn’t enough that I would learn how make dolma (stuffed vegetables) for the first time…No, I had to go and make FOUR kinds of dolma!  Well, my pain is your pleasure, so you can drool over the pics and recipe, and then decide which one or two look tasty enough to make at home.  Which will you go for?  Cabbage, vine leaves, aubergine or onion?

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Argentina ❀ Empanadas

Argentina today!  A new continent, and a new set of taste-buds to be titillated.  Unfortunately, Brussels weather precludes an asado – the barbeques that many South American countries are so famous for.  Hell, it’s so cloudy here that the weather almost precludes decent photos!   So we turn to Argentina’s other culinary obsession: the empanada.

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