In Morocco and throughout the Middle East, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset during the holy month of Ramadan. The traditional evening meal is harira, a full-bodied soup with an earthy, spicy flavor. This particular version is a cross between a soup and a stew. For an even heartier dish, serve steamy ladlefuls over white rice. From THE BEST OF THE MEDITERRANEAN by Sandra Glock.
This traditional Tunisian dish could more aptly be called a vegetable hash. There are many versions of this dish, but one ingredient that they all contain is eggs, which are very popular throughout the entire Arab world. This dish can be served as an appetizer or as a light luncheon dish.
Beignets (pronounced "ben-YAYS") are a traditional New Orleans deep-fried yeast pastry. In the heart of the French Quarter at the Café du Monde, every good day starts and often ends with a plate of these airy golden treats and a cup of chicory-infused café au lait. Rising times are not included in the prep and cooking times.
This traditional Scandinavian recipe often appears on Christmas Eve smorgasbords. You can easily halve the recipe to serve a small gathering, too. Buy one fillet and cut it in half cross-wise or select 2 equal-size pieces of center-cut fillet weighing 1 1/2 to 2 pounds total.
12. Use previously frozen salmon or freeze fish at 0 degrees for 48 hours to kill any parasites that may be present.
The lingonberries that accompany so many Finnish dishes, especially pancakes, are difficult to find in this country, but cranberries make a fine substitute. Wash and drain the cranberries. Remove any soft or discolored cranberries and any leaves or stems. From Vegetable Kingdom.
Bread Pudding is a famous dessert in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This version is from dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com.
I haven't made this before and it sure sounds like a lot of bread to fit into that size pan - but they're famous for it and I'm not - so hopefully this works well. :D