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Recipes from Afar: Emilia-Romagna’s Gramigna alla Salsiccia

February 14, 2021
Gramigna alla salsiccia recipe

Switch up your pasta routine with this recipe for gramigna alla salsiccia, courtesy of Helga Dosa from ShegoWandering. Short and slightly curlique, gramigna pasta originates from the Modena-Bologna area in Emilia-Romagna, Italy—it is one of the region’s many famed egg pastas. It is really similar to macaroni, but it’s longer, and often sold as a mix of simple egg pasta with pasta made with spinach. While the Italians…

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Recipes From Afar: How to Make Belarusian Blini

May 6, 2020
Homemade blini folded into a triangle

Our writer shares this very doable, delicious method for cooking up your own blini … with one surprise ingredient. When I was teaching English in Belarus, blini quickly became my favorite local dish. Many people compare them to crepes, but blini are older than crepes! They originated during the Middle Ages in what is now Russia, and are now a savory alternative to crepes. As Belarus was long…

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A Guide to Foraging in Stockholm

October 28, 2019

In Sweden, the ability to forage for food is practically enshrined in law under allemansrätten, the Swedes’ unique right of public access. Here’s how visitors to Stockholm can experience foraging culture: where to forage, take classes, and eat foraged foods. Stockholm photo courtesy of Pedro Szekely/Flickr Imagine it: You’re out in the woods; it’s quiet and peaceful. Moss softens your footsteps and a quaint wicker basket hangs from…

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Find the Best Czech Foods in Prague

June 20, 2019

Pub snacks, main dishes, sweets: Look for these 10 classic Czech foods to eat like a born-and-raised local in Prague. Letenské sady (Letná Park) in Prague. Prague is a city that’s the “heart of Europe” and the “city of a hundred spires,” a romantic legend dripping with history and beauty. Not too many people wax poetic about Czech food though (beer, yes, but not food!). Czech cuisine tends…