Russian Tea Cake

Russian Tea Cakes

♪ Tea has had a rich and varied history in Russia since 1638. Today, it is considered the de facto national beverage, one of the most popular beverages in the country. Tea is closely associated with traditional Russian culture and at the end of meals, served with sweets/desserts, such as  tea cakes/cookies. An important aspect…

Galette Fae's Twist & Tango

Galette des Rois

♪ Known as the king’s cake, taking its name from three biblical kings, it is a type of cake/galette associated in a number of countries with the festival/celebration of Epiphany, commemorated on January 6th, at the end of the Christmas season, on the 12th day. The French version, galette des rois, what is now flaky puff pastry filled…

Chakin Sushi | Fae's Twist & Tango

Chakin Sushi & Kouhaku Namasu • 茶巾寿司 と 紅白なます

Happy New Year!  I wish you and yours a healthy, happy, prosperous 2015 with lots of  love! あけましておめでとうございます! ¯¯¯˜”*°*”˜¯¯¯ Chakin sushi is a dish that is served at auspicious occasions such as festivals and celebrations in Japan. It is made with seasoned sushi rice, wrapped in a thin omelet and colorfully garnished. They look like…

Khoresh Beh خورش به - Quince Stew - Fae's Twist & Tango

Quince Stew | Khoresh’e Beh . . . خورش به

After the quince preserve recipe I posted last week, I was further inspired to make one more quince dish before the season was over. This dish is so easy to put together, if you have the cooked meat and caramelized onion in the freezer. This is a flavorful sweet-&-sour, a very tasty recipe to be…

Sohan'e Qom | سوهان قم | Fae's Twist & Tango

Sohan’e Qom • Shabe Yaldā‎ . . . سوهان قم و شب یلدا

Sohan’e Qom / Qom Saffron Cardamom Pistachio Brittle Shabe Yaldā‎ / Yaldā Night    |      سوهان قم  و  شب یلدا ¯˜”*°*”˜¯ Shabe Yaldā, an Iranian festival, celebrated on the ‘longest and darkest night’ of the year, falls on the night of the Northern Hemisphere’s winter solstice, which corresponds to the night of December 20 or 21,…