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Waterzooi – Chef’s Pencil

Part This is an incredibly tasty Flemish classic. It is often connected to the city of Ghent, so people often refer to it as Ghent waterzooi. It is a kind of stew, but a clear one. Depending on the region, it’s made with chicken or fish, although the larger restaurants …

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Stoemp and meat – Chef’s Pencil

Part Stoemp is Belgian for mashed potatoes, but there is more. Other vegetables are mashed into the potatoes which is a great way to feed your kids their three a day. Very often you can find carrots, cabbage or peas. It is very popular to combine stoemp with meatballs, or …

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Russian Borscht – Chef’s Pencil

Part While some may argue that this dish is Ukrainian, it has also become a staple soup in Russian cuisine. The main ingredient of this soup is beetroot, a vegetable that gives the dish its vibrant color. Other ingredients are usually cabbage, potato, onion, carrot and tomato paste, to give …

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Nanaimo Bars Recipe – Chef’s Pencil

Part Perhaps the most famous of Canadian desserts, this no-bake treat is named after the British Columbia city where it originated. Made simply from a coconut-graham cracker-nut crust, custard filling and chocolate ganache topping, its gooey sweetness is world-renowned. It’s a perfect combination! I love a good no bake recipe …

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Black Garlic Chicken Broth Recipe – Chef’s Pencil

Part This black garlic chicken stock is pressure cooked to maximize the flavors in a short amount of time. I love the taste of black garlic with roasted chicken and because this recipe is quite simple, these two ingredients really shine. With a pressure cooker you can save a whole …

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Swiss Fondue – Chef’s Pencil

Part If you know anything about Switzerland, you have probably heard or even tasted it. It’s incredibly popular in the country and no, it’s not a cliché or stereotype; it’s just that swiss really enjoy eating fondue. Fondue recipes vary depending on what part of the country you are in. …

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Bliny (pancakes) – Chef’s pencil

Part Bliny, the Russian pancakes are traditionally made with eggs, flour and milk or kefir (a fermented milk drink), and today they are usually eaten for breakfast or on the national holiday Maslenitsa (Butter Week). To make bliny, you need to mix the ingredients into a batter and fry it …

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Pumpernickel from Lower Saxony – Chef’s Pencil

Part Pumpernickel is a traditional whole wheat bread that has all but fallen into oblivion in recent years. The bread has a spicy taste and contains many high-quality ingredients and has a long shelf life. This black bread was first baked in Osnabrück, a German town near the Dutch border …

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Pelmeni (Dumplings) – Chef’s Pencil

Part Pelmeni is a typical dish of Russian cuisine. It is homemade stuffed pasta, similar to tortelinis. It is characterized by a small size, thin dough and raw filling which is made by boiling them for about 5 minutes. The history of this dish is said to have started in …

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Chicory and ham – Chef’s Pencil

Part Easy to make and so easy to love. Although not part of its name, this dish comes with a delicious cheese sauce on top. Oven cooked, it is often made in the winter when temperatures drop. It’s a great way to let your kids eat their vegetables and have …

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