Recipes From Around the World Right in Your Kitchen

Written by Pat Schraier

One ofrepparttar most enjoyable parts of travel is to tasterepparttar 113107 foods that are indigenous to different countries and cultures.

If you judge Mexican food by local restaurants you would missrepparttar 113108 incredible variety of moles for Oaxaca, for example. The

stews of Hunan province are not served in Chinese restaurants and African food is hard to find outside of large cities.

But traveling to all these regions to sample these wonderful cuisines is impossible, so we turn to cookbooks. A newer and

faster and cheaper way to do that now is to download an Ebook from someone who is familiar with these foods and has tested

each recipe. You can print each recipe as needed and keeprepparttar 113109 rest in a file on your computer.

Here is one recipe from Hot & Spicy Soups & Stews From Aroundrepparttar 113110


African Chicken Stew

West Africa

Serves 4 to 6

Note: This Stew is Hot! Adjustrepparttar 113111 amount of chiles to your tastes


  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped
  • tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. each ground nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, and allspice
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 14 oz. can tomato pieces
  • 2 habanero or Scotch bonnet chiles, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 5 dried chiles, soaked for 2 hours in hot water
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • parsley for garnish

Coffee--Everything You Need to Know From Arabica to Zanzibar

Written by Larry Denton

With a gourmet cup of coffee costing almost as much as a luncheon sandwich these days, more and more people are making their coffee at home from an "old fashioned" drip coffee machine. Thanks to Starbucks andrepparttar other vendors out there, coffee from a can or a jar just doesn't work anymore. Coffee has becomerepparttar 113106 second most valuable item of international trade, just behind petroleum. Worldwide, coffee lovers drink 2.25 billion cups a DAY! To satisfy that thirst,repparttar 113107 world's coffee growers, each year, produce about 6 million tons of green coffee beans and ship them to thousands of coffee roasters aroundrepparttar 113108 globe. People who drink coffee range from those interested only inrepparttar 113109 caffeine "buzz," torepparttar 113110 true aficionado, who, like wine connieseurs, are concerned with color, taste, quality and aroma.

Whether you order a cup a "joe", some hot "java" or a caffe macchiato,repparttar 113111 primary ingredient remainsrepparttar 113112 coffee bean. Coffee begins on a tree in a warm climate where rainfall is about 50 inches a year,repparttar 113113 soil is well drained and preferably volcanic (this is why Hawaiian Kona coffee is so highly prized). The fruit ofrepparttar 113114 coffee plant is called a "cherry" and is appropriately red in color. The heart ofrepparttar 113115 cherry, generally two beans, is separated fromrepparttar 113116 husk by hand and then air and sun dried. Separatingrepparttar 113117 bean from its outer husk, called "hulling" is done either mechanically or by hand. These green beans, as they are now known, have a shelf life of about two years.

The mythical story onrepparttar 113118 discovery of coffee and its use by human beings, involves an Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi. Kaldi watched in awe and amusement as his flock behaved very strangely each time they aterepparttar 113119 bright red fruit from a special plant. He triedrepparttar 113120 berries and found himself suddenly alert and full of energy. The following day Kaldi reported his experience to a Muslim holy man at a nearby monastery who later gathered some berries which he found to have a bitter taste. Hoping to improve their flavor he roasted them in a fire, crushed them with a stone and boiled them in water. Almost immediately after trying his new concoction, his brain became more active and he was able to stay awake all night without being tired inrepparttar 113121 morning. News of this miracle berry drink spread rapidly throughoutrepparttar 113122 Middle East and byrepparttar 113123 16th century, European travelers were praisingrepparttar 113124 drink in their journals. The secret was out!

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