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Fruits of the Harvest: Recipes to Celebrate Kwanzaa and Other Holidays

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Curried Lamb Samoosas with Chutney Dip

Samoosas, which originated in East India as “sarnosas,” are meat- or vegetable-filled pastries. They are popular as snacks in much of eas...

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Spicy Fried Plantain

Plantain in various guises is a popular snack throughout West Africa and the Caribbean. This variation was contributed by Dee Dee Dailey.

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Antiguan Pepper Pot

Pepper pot is an American Indian dish that originated in Guyana, where it is a national dish. “I remember my grandmother would wrap a cl...

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Chili Texas Style

No self-respecting Texan would be caught dead serving chili with all ground beef. And Hiram Bonner, who contributed this recipe, is no ex...

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Curried Beef Casserole

This famous South African dish was introduced to that cuisine via Indonesia, which was also a Dutch colony

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Fresh Pork Roast Adobo

Pork is the most reviled, and yet the most praised, food there is. If you like it, this subtly spiced dish will hit the spot.

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North African Cornish Hens

Perhaps the most aromatic cuisine in the world comes from northern Africa, where every dish is a symphony of spices.

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Jambalaya Classique

Linguists claim that the word jambalaya comes from jamon, the Spanish word for ham, one of the main ingredients in the first jambalayas. ...

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Pigeon Peas and Rice

“This is the traditional main dish in Puerto Rico,” says Saalik Cuevas. “If you don’t have it at your birthday, your wedding, or as part ...

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 “Christians and Moors” (Black Beans and Rice)

“Cristianos y Moros” refers to the white and black colors of the dish, which relate to the skin colors of the Christians and Moors in his...

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Confetti Hominy

“My mother used to make hominy,” says Mavis Young. “Before she would cook it, she’d go through this very long process: She’d take the dry...

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Kenyan-Style Collard Greens in Lemon Sauce

While these lightly cooked greens in their pungent sauce are a traditional side dish to Spicy Matoke, you’ll probably enjoy them so much ...

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Sweet Potato Pudding

This marvelously creamy, spice-infused side dish is one of the best things you could ever serve to guests. (It is 100 percent guaranteed ...

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Grandma’s Creamed Cornbread

You’d have to go a long mile to find a cakier, more finely textured cornbread than this one. The creamed corn has something to do with it...

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Sweet Potato Biscuits

A delightful and surprising twist on an old saw. One of the most successful appetizers we ever served was a tray of these melt-in-your-mo...

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West African Ginger Beer

Honey gives this version an elusive sweetness, tempering the spicy sharpness of the fresh ginger. There’s no reason to peel the fresh gin...

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Coconut Mousse with Rum-Soaked Cherries

“Coconut mousse is only one way of using coconut in a dessert form, and only one of the many recipes my mother made with it,” says Rita ...

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Sweet Potato and Praline Pie

Karen Grigsby Bates credits Paul Prudhomme’s sweet potato pecan pie as the inspiration for her recipe. “But rather than the rich, gooey p...

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