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Italian Main Course Recipes

Penne with Sausage & Mushrooms

A simple one-pot sausage and pasta dish with garlic, mushroom and Parmesan cheese. This is one of those recipes that can be very delicious if you use quality ingredients.  Get some nice spicy Italian sausage from your favourite butcher shop and a wedge of authentic Parmesan or Asiago cheese that you will grate yourself to…

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American Main Course Recipes

Jambalaya and the Cajun Holy Trinity

Straight from Louisiana is this one pot meal of spicy sausage, shrimp, tomatoes, rice and the Cajun holy trinity. Most attribute the French heritage of the Louisiana Acadians to coining the name for this dish. Combining the phrase ham with rice in their “cajun” dialect resulted in the phrase “jambon à la ya”. Remember the…

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Eastern European Main Course Recipes

Czech Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage leaves stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, ground pork, rice, spices and baked in tomato sauce. Known to the Czech’s as Holubky, this is the hearty comfort food of Eastern Europe.  While the recipe would appear to be a variation of the cabbage rolls many North Americans are familiar with, most would be…

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Food Culture

Strasbourg – Crossroads of European Food & Culture

Torn between German and French cuisine?  Strasbourg offers the best of both, including some wonderful wines and brilliant beers.  Nestled on an island in the Ill river, the historic heart of town is affectionately known as La Petite France. The entire district is a UNESCO heritage site and beautifully represents the best of Alsatian culture. …