Use the pinton variety of plantain in this recipe (yellow with black spots) as it holds its shaped after cooked. Published in the June 2008 issue of "Cooking Light." I am a big plaintain fan but don't eat them often even though they are very easy to find in grocery stores here in Nebraska because of our Mexican population. This is a simple and easy way to prepare them that doesn't require frying. Posted for ZWT 4 - Central and South America.
This is from the book "Polish Cooking" by Marianna Olszewska Heberle. She decribes it as "A favorite of pregnant Polish women..." I thought it definitely sounded interesting and unusual. Posted for ZWT 4 - Eastern Europe.
This is a true "Dutch Apple Pie." This recipe comes from a cookbook I picked up in the heavily-Dutch populated city of Pella, Iowa. This recipe, however, which features a very crumbly butter crust, is very similar to the apple pie recipes I ate often in the Netherlands. I think the lemon rind in the crust is what sends this one over the top.
I first enjoyed this recipe at my mother-in-law's home in Cologne, Germany. Germany has a very large population of Italians and so it is very common to eat Italian-inspired dished there. This one combines pork tenderloin with tomato sauce, fresh tomato slices and melted mozarella cheese. A true knockout. I think this recipe originally came from a German woman's magazine. Though this recipes sounds very complicated, it is quite easy and fun to make. It is also a definite crowd-pleaser.