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France: Chocolate Charlotte Russe

It is vacation time on 196F. It is true that we are taking it easy with less regular publications.


France: Flognarde

Every year since 1880, the Republic celebrates the Nation on July 14th. A commemoration of Bastille Day and the French Revolution.


Brazil: Romeo & Juliet (Romeu e Julieta)

It is the end of the Soccer World Cup today. A global event which had its share of surprises like Italy, Portugal and Spain leaving the competition a little early and Brazil collapsing at the end.


Brazil: Brigadeiro

This post is a miracle! Just imagine, I barely was able to make this recipe and I almost fell back on another Brazilian recipe.


Brazil: Pão de Queijo

It only happens every four years! Our clocks have been set to Brazilian time since June 12. Brazil is actually hosting the event for the second time since 1950.


United States: Devil’s food Cake

Charles Baudelaire once said: “The greatest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist.” Nonsense! On 196 flavors, nobody can persuade us! For us, the Devil does exist and those who follow us already know! We have our own Devil and his name is Mike!


United States: Brownie

This year, July 4th festivities will mark the 238th anniversary of the independence of the United States from England, with its traditional program of parades, picnics, BBQs, fireworks, baseball games…


United States: Corn Dog

This Friday is the United States’ National Day: Independence Day. Next weekend, BBQs will be the rage and losing weight will be the last thing on people’s mind!

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Philippines : Kinilaw (Kiliwan)

Raw fish for the summer. A healthy recipe that tastes like tropical vacation!