The eggplant is browned before being cooked in a spicy tomato and onion sauce, then served with garlicky yogurt. It is simply delicious served with flat bread.
Afghan dishes are rich in calories and perfectly suited to the dry and cold weather of this rugged terrain. Kabuli Pulao is the national dish of Afghanistan and is very popular in south Asia and throughout the Middle East.
With the addition of wasabi, this recipe takes the Bloody Caesar to where no drink has gone before.
Lots of recipes call for chipotles in adobo sauce and while the stuff is readily available in little cans at the grocery store, it’s also easy enough to make at home.
The traditional, quick garlic soup of Madrid is transformed into a smoky-hot masterpiece with the addition of pimentón.
Another mainstay of South American cooking is the sweet potato, which comes in several varieties, and some of these relatives can be found in Hispanic markets in the United States.
Tunisian Harissa and other spices transform the ordinary pumpkin into a characterful dish that is eaten cold with bread. Some African chefs even reserve the liquid from the pumpkin to use in soups or casseroles.