Culture & Cuisine


Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancakes) No Pork Recipe | Eurolinguiste Culture & Cuisine

This past month one of the recipes in my Try the World box was for Okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki is often referred to as a Japanese pancake. It can contain any number of ingredients and it is associated with the Kansai and Hirosima areas of Japan. In Japanese “okonomi” means “what you like” and “yaki” means “grilled” or “cooked”. And that’s pretty much what okonomiyaki is –...

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Culture & Cuisine | Les Carottes Rapées // Grated Carrot Salad Recipe Culture & Cuisine

Les Carottes Rapées, or loosely translated, Grated Carrot Salad, is a popular item in France. Lunch or l’apéro (or more correctly, l’apéritif) with my family in Paris almost always includes this item – it’s light and simple to prepare. Plus, it’s delicious! A lot of the foods that we eat in France are not easily available here in the US so M and I often...

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Culture & Cuisine | Macarons Making Tips Part II: The Success Culture & Cuisine

If you hadn’t seen my previous post on macarons, the outcome was definitely not a success. They ended up being the flattest macarons ever created. I am happy to report, however, that round two of macaron making was an enormous success. We (my mother and I) made coconut macarons with a rum filling and they were delicious! Look at these beautiful macarons! My mother and...

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