This savory pumpkin soup is served in Haiti on January 1, the anniversary of Haiti's liberation from France. It is said that the soup was once a delicacy reserved for white masters but forbidden to the slaves who cooked it. After Independence, Haitians took to eating it to celebrate the world's first and only successful slave revolution resulting in an independent nation.
Start your holiday celebrations in style with crunchy cheese straws, herbed olives, goose liver terrines, and more delectable savory bites. Whether you're hosting a simple cocktail party or a lavish feast, these recipes for seasonal appetizers all pair well with wintry tipples and will get your guests in the festive spirit.
This recipe, a staple of writer Geraldine Campbell's childhood, is warming homey. Its fall-apart tender pieces of veal and rich potato dumplings make it a perfect one-pot meal for a cold-weather weekend.
From Locro, an Argentine hominy soup that has many variations in Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia, to Puchero, a pork, beef, and chicken soup that originally hails from Spain, these 8 vibrantly spiced and colored South American soups and stews are sure to keep you warm through winter's chill.
Chef Sisha Ortúzar curates the type of meal you would have with your family on a Sunday afternoon in Chile. Begin with traditional snacks and pisco sours, and move on to a leisurely, family-style lunch of Chilean bean stew and pastel de choclo, a beef, chicken and corn pie. End the meal with dulce de leche cookies sandwiches—the perfect sweet bite before a siesta.
The beef cut of choice for California barbecue and grilling, tri-tip steak (also called Newport, Santa Maria, or triangle steak) comes from the lean bottom sirloin. Here it's sliced and seasoned with rosemary, chiles, garlic, and cumin in a tender filling for tacos.
This rustic comfort food has ancient origins with the Mapuche people of South America, but remains a humble staple for home cooks in Chile today. Traditionally made using dried beef called charqui, this vegetarian version can be served plain as a side dish or topped with a fried egg for a simple meal.
For a crowd-pleasing weekend meal, serve this family-style menu featuring beef rolls simmered for hours in a rich red tomato sauce along with plenty of garlic bread, some simple antipasti, and a decadent chocolate and caramel tart.
Center you next dinner party around an aromatic, steaming bowl of pho, the traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup. Start the meal with crispy crab spring rolls, crunchy lettuce wraps, and a fresh lotus stem salad, and end with traditional sweet banana-coconut packets.