Africa: A Continent of Chiles

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By Dave DeWitt An Excerpt from Precious Cargo: How Foods From the Americas Changed the World(Counterpoint Press, 2014). Available here. The high priest of African chiles was Laurens van der Post, the South African author who wrote, “The man who has become hooked on piri-piri hungers for his favorite dish like a junkie for heroin, because the person who has …

Buffalo Chili Con Carne, 1883

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The only extensive use I have ever seen made of the [buffalo] meat was by the Mexicans, who used to come across the “Llano Estacado,” or “Staked Plains,” in large parties every Winter, for the purpose of hunting. Their method of preserving the meat is to cut it into long strings, or immense flakes, and after carefully removing every particle of …

Pepper-Pot for Breakfast in Maroon Country, 1862

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By Captain Mayne Reid Editor’s Note: The Maroons were escaped slaves in Jamaica who hid in the infamous cockpit country of jungles and sinkholes. The Maroons were famously known for inventing jerk pork, but they also liked their spicy pepper-pot soup.   “This white gentleman has not eaten breakfast,” said Cubina, as they came up. “Well, Quaco! What have the …

Currywurst platter with sauce, curry powder garnish, and french fries, at Scharfrichter, Bremen

The Cult of Currywurst

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Story and Photos by Sharon Hudgins What could be more German than Currywurst: chunks of sausage slathered with a sauce based on the same ingredients as Anglo-American tomato ketchup spiced up with English Worcestershire sauce, Hungarian paprika, and Indian-inspired curry powder (by way of Britain), served with French fries on the side? And now some Germans have added another multicultural …

Healthiest Ethnic Foods To Boost Your Thinking

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The impressive growth that the ethnic food market in the UK is recording each year is mainly triggered by the matter of authenticity, one of the key drivers in the market. The relationship between the food sector and the retail sector is a powerful one, with restaurant dishes and home delivery venues bringing a huge contribution to this very same …