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National Egg Salad Week – Global Ovals

National Egg Salad Week – Global Ovals

Welcome to a week long celebration of all things egg… peel back the shells and enjoy some new ways to have an egg-cellent meal.

Monday – Dessert First – Cadbury Deviled Eggs
Tuesday – Devilish Dishes – Inside Out Deviled Eggs
Wednesday – Entrée Entries – Scotch Eggs
Thursday – Global OvalsBauernsalat
Friday – Tour d’ America – Pittsburgh Maurice Salad

Light and tangy alternative to potato or macaroni salads.

Light and tangy alternative to potato or macaroni salads.

Spain – Receta de Bosque de huevo duro – Boiled egg and tomato stacked on lettuce with dots of mayo.

Spain – Receta de Coliflor con huevo duro – Cauliflower cooked in instant chicken soup mixed with chopped hard boiled egg and spices.

France – Salde d oeufs – bright colors and flavors with fennel, beet, anchovy and capers.

Germany – Bauernsalat – Bologna, Gouda, apples and spices makes a nice main dish twist.

Croatia – Green Bean and egg salad – Vinaigrette with no mayo

Geogia – Gruusia munasalat – walnut and dill with pomegranate seeds to garnish

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Posted by on 28 April 2011 in Holidays Away from Home


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25 March 2011 Dinner News – Syria



Start dinner with a Mezze that includes Kofta

The Meal


This can be an elaborate spread of forty or fifty hors d’oeuvres or simply a salad and a bowl of nuts. But it is always a social occasion when friends and family gather to enjoy appetizers and conversation before lunch and dinner.

The Wikipedia article provides a good list of dishes that may be served at mezze.

Over on they provide recipes for Hot Spiced Cheese Goreme, Fattoush Salad, Lamb Koftas, and Warm Roasted Olives with Preserved Lemons.


Rishta – Noodles, lentils and tomato (this will be our dinner tonight and the play-by-play will be a future post)

Sambusak – Triangle filled turnovers.  This recipe provides both options for chickpeas and meat filling.

Chicken Shawarma – Like a gyro… like a taco… folded bread, meat and veggies with a variety of spices. Lamb would also be a common option.

Sujuk – two-part video recipe showing how to make these sausages without casing.


Ba’lawaBaklava – This is Alton Brown’s version, I have made it several times and it is easy to make. Browse through the travel photo links below to see amazing piles of different shaped versions.

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Posted by on 25 March 2011 in Syria


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