recipes

Barbara's Cucina Real Italian Cooking: Pasta alla Carbonara

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In these hard times for us all, locked down in our homes, I'd love to help any way I can - what I do best is cooking, so for all of you who are now spending more time in the kitchen and need some guidance, I'm here for you! If you have some pasta, eggs, and bacon handy, I have the perfect, easy, and delicious recipe for authentic Italian "PASTA ALLA CARBONARA" - and it's FREE! I'll take you through it step by step - watch my full cooking video here - buon appetito!!
 

Scary! Best Halloween Travel, Recipes, Books, and More

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Scary! Best Halloween Travel, Recipes, Books, and More

Can't get enough Halloween goodness? I can't, either (or of those giant bags of candy we're supposed to hand out to trick or treaters...). I've gathered some great articles from our site and the sites of several of our editors - all great writers with spooky things to share.

Speaking Spätzle: What to Know About this Quintessential Swabian Favorite—and How to Make It

by Culinary Spelunker / Oct 22, 2018 /
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Plump and misshapen, with a soft, chewy texture that’s reminiscent of pasta or gnocchi, Spätzle belongs in its own culinary category altogether.

Pervasive in Germany, Austria, and Hungary, and stretching into Switzerland and other neighboring European countries, the popular pasta comes in several varieties. But the miniature dumplings usually share a few common threads – a simple dough, heavy with egg and flour, and a cooking method that involves dangling the dough over simmering water so that it cooks on contact.

Autumn Pumpkin Soup

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This delicious soup hails from Scotland, where we had it one evening after a  long drive to Shannon Airport and short flight from Ireland, and before a drive in the dark from Edinburgh to Inverness. Our friends created such a loving, homecooked meal that the hardships of travel were erased. 

Now, we are comforted by this easy-to-make soup every single time we enjoy it - and think of Scotland, and friends, and the love you put into cooking.

Kid-Pleasing Pumpkin Hummus

by Culinary Spelunker / Sep 26, 2018 /
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Pumpkin loves garbanzo beans – the proof is in the hummus. Add pureed pumpkin into your hummus for a subtle, earthy underlying flavor.

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe

The basic recipe is fast and easy to put together:

1 15-oz. can garbanzo beans

4 tbsp. tahini

4 tbsp. pureed pumpkin

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp. sea salt

Directions:

Momos: 5 Things You Need to Know About this Nepalese Favorite

by Culinary Spelunker / Jul 23, 2018 /
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Palm-sized, circular dumplings that are pulled together in a swirling flourish at the top – Nepalese momos are an edible work of art. Tucked inside each delectable one is a mixture of fresh ingredients that are cooked before being stuffed inside the thin dumpling dough, to ensure the filling stays moist once they're steamed.

In Search of the Perfect Vegan Chocolate Mousse

by Culinary Spelunker / Jun 25, 2018 /
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Salivating over the various bakery finds – from oversized carrot-cake muffins heavy with icing and thick slices of flourless chocolate cake, I came across an intriguing find: vegan chocolate mouse. Packaged in a nondescript plastic cup with a gold "VEGAN" label, I thought at best it would satisfy my sweet tooth and at worst it would taste a bit like chocolate-imbued gritty pudding.

In Search of the Perfect Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Thomas Jefferson: American President...and Ice Cream Maker?

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What comes to mind when you think of Thomas Jefferson? Third president of the United States, check.

Principal author of the Declaration of Independence? Sure.

Founding Father of the American Nation? Without a doubt.

Developer of ice cream recipes? Well…maybe not.

Thomas Jefferson: American President...and Ice Cream Maker?

Travel Writers’ Guide: Best Irish Recipes

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Mar 14, 2018 /
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Whether you’re making a special dinner for St Patrick’s Day, or you’d just like to infuse the goodness of Ireland into your meals, chances are that you’re probably looking for some excellent Irish recipes. Never fear, dear reader! I’ve collated the best of Irish recipes, from travel writers in the know (you’ll recognize many of them from our Best of Ireland: An A-Z Guide), and a few B&Bs in Ireland.

Exploring the Flavors of Cuba with Photographer and Cookbook Author Liza Gershman

by Culinary Spelunker / Feb 26, 2018 /
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Anchoring the string of Caribbean islands that includes Haiti, Puerto Rico, Montserrat, and others, Cuba is home to a cross-section of people – and cuisines. For years, the country has been relatively inaccessible to tourists, especially those from the U.S. And while U.S.-Cuban relations remain tenuous, the easing of travel restrictions have made it possible for visitors to start exploring the island, the largest in the Caribbean, and one distinguished for its natural splendor.

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