Yemen: Ka’ak

The Independence Day of Yemen, which will be celebrated on November 30th, gives us another opportunity to travel to the heart of Arabia Felix.


Yemen: Saltah

For this third stop in Yemen in honor of the country’s Independence Day on November 30th, I decided to go for the recipe that is considered by many to be the national dish: saltah.


Yemen: Malawach

Also called Arabia Felix (Happy Arabia), Yemen, located at the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north and Oman to the east.

bint al sahn

Yemen: Bint al Sahn

I love to invite myself over! Rude isn’t it? But don’t worry, I never come empty-handed. So here I am on 196 flavors today! And guess what? I am bringing dessert!

gajar ka halwa

India: Gajar Ka Halwa

Halwa, Halva, helva, halvah, halava, halawa, alva, xalwo, haleweh, ħelwa, hulwa, halvah, helava, halua, aluva, chalva, chałwa, Халва, हलवा”,حلوى ,חלבה! So many names for one translation, a name derived from the Arabic حلوى halwa, meaning sweet.

palak pakoras

India: Palak Pakoras

I made so many dishes for last Friday’s Indian Feast that it was hard to choose which one I was going to feature this week after my pineapple kesari. I finally settled on palak pakora!

pineapple kesari

India: Pineapple Kesari

Atithi Devo Bhava or “The guest is equivalent to God” is a Sanskrit verse which has become a code of conduct for most Hindus.


India: Samosa

“God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.” – Genesis 1:3-4

sausage rougail saucisse

Reunion: Rougail Saucisse (Sausage Rougail)

Jounen Kweyol, the International Day of the Creole language and culture is being celebrated today! The opportunity for us to wrap up this Creole series with this tasty spicy dish that is very popular in Reunion: rougail.