Category Main course

Mloukhieh with Lam and Rice

Cultural background Radwan Deyar got his fascination for cooking from his mother. He would like to start a restaurant. But he has two problems: the Dutch language and financial means. Now he cooks at home together with his wife Enas… Continue Reading →

Spring potato stew with spinach and tomatoes

Cultural background The first potato stew originated from the Middle Age. However, in a different form than the one known today, because at that time potatoes had not been brought to the Netherlands yet. The medieval stew was a mushy… Continue Reading →

Thieboudienne

Cultural background Thieboudienne is a traditional dish from Northwestern Africa. It is made from fish, rice and tomato sauce and offers slight variations according to specific local/national preferences. Other ingredients often include onions, carrots, cabbage, sweet potatoes and peanut oil…. Continue Reading →

Mirza ghasemi

Cultural background Mirza ghasemi is a Persian eggplant dish with origins in the northern region of Iran. This vegetarian dish is made with just a few ingredients such as eggplants and tomatoes. It can be served as an appetizer or main dish… Continue Reading →

Königsberger Klopse – German Meatballs in white caper Sauce

Cultural background This recipe for meatballs in white sauce or königsberger klopse is actually meatballs (klopse) prepared in the style of Königsberg. Until 1946, Königsberg was a city in East Prussia (now Poland) that was once part of Germany. This… Continue Reading →

Gulasch

Cultural background Gulasch is a traditional dish from Austria and Hungary with regional variations in a number of central/eastern european countries. It is a common dish in Germany since the late 19th century. The main ingredients are meat – either… Continue Reading →

Vegetable – Borscht soup

Cultural background I am Viktorya Volenko, 48 years old and originally from Ukraine. I have lived 8 years in Finland, and before that 16 years in the United States. I have a 17 year old daughter who is studying cooking…. Continue Reading →

Beef-pork meatloaf with brown sauce

Cultural background I am Milena Hristova. I was born in Bulgaria, the city of Varna, the third largest city in the country. It is located on the Black Sea coast. I live in Finland for almost 4 years. I am… Continue Reading →

Bef stew and mashed potato

Cultural background I am Milena Hristova. I was born in Bulgaria, the city of Varna, the third largest city in the country. It is located on the Black Sea coast. I live in Finland for almost 4 years. I am… Continue Reading →

Pork steak with mushroom sauce

Cultural background I am Milena Hristova. I was born in Bulgaria, the city of Varna, the third largest city in the country. It is located on the Black Sea coast. I live in Finland for almost 4 years. I am… Continue Reading →

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