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World Cup: 3rd Place Matchup – Netherlands vs Brazil

The fight for 3rd place in the World Cup is today at 4pm EST. Many expected the Netherlands to go all the way but Argentina had other plans, beating them 4-2 in penalty kicks. Brazil for their part lost 7-1 against the mighty Germany. It was like watching Germany play a high school team. Both […]

Stamppot Boerenkool: Dutch Comfort Food (Mashed Potatoes and Kale)

Aside from the delicious stroopwafel, it’s hard to think of other foods from Holland. With The Netherlands advancing to the semi-final against Argentina it’s only appropriate to give a recipe a shot. Consulting with Dutch friend, I learned that Stamppot could be considered the “national dish.” It’s normally eaten in winter but as you know, […]

Ajvar, Red Pepper and Eggplant Dip Recipe

As promised here is a simple recipe for making ajvar, the traditional red pepper and eggplant dip served with cevapi, Bosnian (Serbian/Croatian) grilled sausage. It’s naturally vegan and gluten free so it’s something that can be eaten on sandwiches, with chips. It’s easy to make as long as you have access to some type of […]

World Cup Foods: Frijoles Antioquenos (Colombian Cargamanto Bean Stew)

In the World Cup, at 4pm EST Colombia takes on Uruguay in one of the first Group of 16 matches. Uruguay is playing sans star-player and serial biter Luis Suarez. Without it’s hungriest team member and dulce de leche how can they possibly win? In this matchup I’m going for Colombia who are the clear […]

World Cup Foods: Cevapi with Ajvar (Bosnian) at Cevabdzinica Sarajevo (Astoria, Queens)

The World Cup group rounds are winding down. Though technically eliminated, Bosnia is playing Iran at 12pm EST. This last match is for pride and to possibly to act as a spoiler. Luckily, the 21 year old nation has some delicious food to fall back on, including their national dish: cevapi (grilled sausage) with an […]

World Cup Foods: Korean DakDoriTang (Spicy Chicken Stew)

South Korea plays Algeria at 3pm EST in Group H World Cup action. The two teams should be relatively evenly matched. In a food competition however, there is no contest. The national dish of Algeria is couscous, which while delicious cannot beat umami-mad Korean cuisine. Looking at a list of popular Korean dishes and condiments, […]

World Cup Foods: Fesenjan(Iranian Walnut and Pomegranate Stew)

In today’s 12pm World Cup match, Iran faces up against the mighty Argentina. If Iran can pull off the victory, they advance beyond the group stages. Full disclosure: I was gifted an Argentina jersey which I’m obliged to wear though my heart usually supports the underdog. Even if Persia loses, they’ll always have the better […]