North Carolina Ribs with Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce Recipe

North Carolina ribs with a vinegar based BBQ sauce are on the menu today. Having access to a BBQ smoker, my preference is to use it to impart some extra, smoky flavor. But you can also achieve excellent results in the oven. Both options are listed in the recipe. We are using a vinegar based BBQ sauce recipe utilizing everyday ingredients as a marinade for the ribs. Then we cook them low and slow on the BBQ smoker. It is … Read More

Celebrate Alaskan Cuisine with Pasta and Smoked Salmon

Celebrate Alaskan Cuisine with Pasta and Smoked Salmon with Vodka Cream Sauce Here is a quick and delicious pasta dish to celebrate all that is good with Alaskan cuisine. Honestly, if you want a meal on the table in well less than 20 minutes, pasta with smoked salmon is just the dish for you. We have the magnificent scenery and food of the Alaskan Inside Passage and the staff of the Emerald Princess cruise ship to thank for today’s recipe … Read More

Discover Romanian Food with this Dinner Party

As we usually do, we are ending this month’s exploration of Romanian cuisine with a three-course dinner party menu showcasing Romanian food. Traditional food in Romania is alive and well. And true to its Eastern European roots, Romanian food borrows meals from other Eastern European classics like goulash and puts its own, local spin on it. A great way to discover the joys of food in Romania is to cook your own dinner party featuring traditional food in Romania. And … Read More

Traditional Romanian Food: Pork Goulash

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Pork goulash is a traditional Romanian food that is easy to make. Move over Hungary, great Romanian goulash is another classic goulash to watch out for! Classic goulash is rightfully popular all over the world. A not too spicy goulash, toned down with some sour cream, is one of the world’s great tastes. A recipe for goulash can incorporate beef, veal, lamb or pork. The seasoning for goulash and the meat selected, account for some of the local differences between … Read More

Romanian Polenta is a Simple Polenta Recipe

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Romanian polenta is a surprise. Polenta is more commonly used in Romania perhaps than in Italy. Romanians sure know how to prepare polenta, it is quite a rustic dish. Try this version with sour cream and herbs. Polenta is a traditional Romanian food but what is most surprising to me is how popular, polenta is in Romanian restaurants. There is maybe more widespread use in Romania of polenta, particularly in winter, than I observed in Italy. Romanian tradition demands polenta … Read More

Romanian Mici: Easy Skinless Sausages

Romanian mici are easy, skinless sausages. Perfect for the outdoor grill, add some pita bread, hummus or garlic sauce and salad. A quick, meal ready to go in no time. Reputed to be the Romanian National Dish, this Romanian sausage recipe is perfect if you have always wanted to make your own sausages! Romanians prefer to moderately spice their mici with Hungarian paprika and coriander. And, as is not uncommon throughout the world, this dish was “invented” because of a … Read More

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