Boere Bourguignon

In this modern interpretation of Beef Bourguignon, we introduce a delightful twist to the classic French dish by incorporating guanciale and meaty sheep tails. Inspired by the rich flavours of traditional ingredients, this recipe offers a fusion of savoury notes and hearty textures. Slow-cooked, over an open fire, in a medley of red wine, aromatic herbs, and wholesome vegetables, this dish promises a comforting and indulgent dining experience.

Estonian Mulgi Kapsad & Must Leib

In Estonian culinary tradition, Mulgi Kapsad and Must Leib stand as quintessential examples of rustic comfort food. Mulgi Kapsad, a sauerkraut stew, embodies the hearty simplicity of Estonian cuisine, while Must Leib, the country’s traditional black bread, showcases the art of whole-grain baking. These dishes offer a glimpse into Estonian cuisine, where simple ingredients and time-honored techniques come together to create enduring flavors.

Impala Shanks with Rice and Lemon

Embracing the spirit of tradition, this recipe for impala shanks with rice and lemon pays homage to the classic Greek one-pot wonders of old. The slow-cooked impala shanks, replacing the traditional lamb shanks, offer a unique twist, infusing the dish with rich, gamey flavors. As the grains absorb the essence of the meat and seasoned broth, the result is a comforting stew that resonates with both robustness and tenderness. This modern take on a timeless tradition captures the essence of hearty, soul-warming meals that have stood the test of time.

Chicken Francese with Guanciale Mash

Chicken Francese, or Chicken Fran├žaise, stands as a beloved classic in Italian-American cuisine, renowned for its harmonious blend of tender chicken and a vibrant lemon-infused sauce. The distinguishing feature of Chicken Francese lies in its zestful and tangy sauce, crafted with lemons, chicken broth, and white wine, resulting in a lively and refreshing flavour profile. In this particular version, I’m presenting Chicken Francese atop a bed of guanciale mash, accompanied by crispy asparagus and sweet peppers for a delightful and well-rounded dining experience.

Pelau

Pelau is a beloved Caribbean and West Indian dish that combines rice and pigeon peas with succulent chicken and an array of flavorful ingredients. This hearty and aromatic one-pot meal is perfect for sharing with friends and family, and it captures the essence of Caribbean culinary traditions.

Zigni

Zigni, a savoury and aromatic Eritrean and Ethiopian stew, stands as a testament to the rich culinary traditions of the region. This hearty dish is renowned for its bold flavors and captivating aroma, a true representation of East African cuisine.

Waterblommetjiebredie

Waterblommetjiebredie is a traditional South African stew made with waterblommetjies, which are small water lily flowers found in freshwater ponds and marshes. The dish originated in the Western Cape region of South Africa and is known for its unique and earthy flavors.

Cabbage and Corned Beef with Potatoes

Indulge in a comforting meal with this easy recipe featuring cabbage and corned beef, served alongside roasted potatoes. It’s the ideal hearty dish to warm you up on a chilly winter’s evening. Corned Beef and Cabbage is a timeless pairing of tender corned beef, flavorful cabbage, and delicious potatoes, traditionally enjoyed in Irish and American cuisines, especially during festive occasions like St. Patrick’s Day.

Portuguese Beef Cheeks and Polenta

During my visit to Aveiro in Portugal a few years ago, I had the pleasure of tasting the most delectable beef cheeks I have ever had! The unforgettable taste of that dish stayed with me, and I have always had the desire to replicate it. Therefore, I present to you my version of Portuguese beef cheeks served on a bed of creamy polenta.