Day 29- CAMBODIA
Day 29- CAMBODIA
Day 28- BURUNDI (Bujumbura)
Lentil and Bean Soup
Day 27- BURKINA FASO (Ouagadougou)
Day 26- BULGARIA (Sofia)
Day 25- BRAZIL (Brasília)
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon butter
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine cocoa, butter and condensed milk. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest until cool enough to handle. Form into small balls and eat at once or chill until serving.
Candido Portinari- Futbol- 1935
(Source: brazil )
Day 24- BOTSWANA (Gaborone)
250 ml beer
125 ml olive oil
60 ml soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 thumb fresh root ginger, peeled and crushed
2 red chillies, seeded and chopped
5 ml paprika
10 ml ground peppercorns
10 ml coriander seeds, crushed
4x225 g fillet steaks
45 ml olive oil for cooking
8 large cloves whole garlic, peeled
Salt and ground pepper
4 banana leaves
In a deep ceramic dish combine the beer, olive oil, soy sauce, crushed garlic, ginger, chillies, paprika, ground peppercorns and coriander. Add the steaks and coat well with marinade. Leave for at least 6 hours. Heat a large cast-iron pan. Add the olive oil for cooking, steaks and whole garlic. Seal steaks for 3 minutes on each side, then cook until ready. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
The Republic of Botswana (or Batswana), located just north of South Africa, bordered by Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. It is a country with very rich oral traditions however none which were written down until the 19th century. The first published written work in Botswana was a bible that had been translated into the regional dialect of Tswana. The country gained independence from Britain in 1966 and has been Africa’s longest running democracy.
Day 23- BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (Sarajevo)
Day 22- BOLIVIA (Sucre)
2 pounds beef cut VERY thin (your butcher can do this for you) (should be about 6 large, thin slices)
6 large potatoes
2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cup fresh onion (very finely chopped, you can even grate it if you prefer)
2 tomatoes chopped small (firm, Roma tomatoes work best)
1 fresh locoto (you can use a serrano or other chili pepper), chopped tiny 1 1/2 cups of cooked rice
Wash and peel the potatoes, and boil them whole until they are tender and edible, not NOT mushy. When they are done, cut each potato into thick slices and toast in a pan with a little oil until golden brown (like french fries). Boil 3-4 cups of water, set aside. Toast the rice in a hot pan, stirring constantly so it doesn’t burn. (You don’t want it to get black, you just want to toast any humidity out of it for about 3 minutes.) Simmer the rice in 3 cups of the hot water, with a little salt, slowly, very low heat, until fully cooked. While the rice is simmering, take each thin piece of beef, place on a cutting board sprinkle with salt and pepper, and pound it until it is very tender (it will stretch out—you need it to be as thin as possible.) Heat a pan with some oil, not too hot, you don’t want it to burn or smoke. Press the beef into the breadcrumbs and ensure each piece is completely covered with breadcrumbs, then place into the hot oil. Fry on both sides until the beef is cooked. Carefully turn it several times so the breadcrumbs don’t burn. When finished, set aside. Fry your eggs. On a plate, place a large amount of rice. On top of the rice place one silpancho (the beef). On top of the silpancho place one fried egg and “decorate” it with the chopped tomatoes, onions, and hot peppers. Place a few of the fried potatoes on the side, serve and ENJOY!
Bolivia is a landlocked country in South America located inbetween Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Paraguay. While Spanish may be a national language (due to the Spanish invasion of the Incas in 1524), over sixty percent of the population is native Indian (predominately Quechua and Aymara). Boliva boasts an enormous amount of natural biodiversity due to the vast range of altitudes that make up the country. 199 different ecosystems live within the borders of Bolivia. Bolivia is known as the native origin for many important food groups including peppers, chili peppers, peanuts, beans, yucca, and many types of palm.
Day 21- BHUTAN (Thimphu)
Cut potatoes into small pieces something approximating a standard “chip” from a classical British Fish & Chip shop.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a dzongkha speaking country bordered by China and India, and sits on the eastern part of the Himalayas. Known as the happiest country in Asia, Bhutan ranks number eight on list of happiest countries in the world.
Day 20- BENIN (Porto-Novo)
Queen Mother Ivory Hip Mask