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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cookbook Wednesday; The Cookbook of the United Nations

UN Cookbook
With the November kick-off of Cookbook Wednesday, I thought it might be interesting to share some recipes from The Cookbook of the United Nations published in 1970. The decision for today’s share was simple. If there’s one thing that’s pretty obvious about many of the blogs that I visit, it’s that they are a melting pot of cultures from all corners of the world. The foreword in the book may sound a bit outdated but isn’t the principle pretty much the same?
Since ancient times, sharing a meal has bee a traditional and happy way of sharing friendship. The United Nations is founded on the principles and of coming together for the purpose of improving human understanding. A very simple way for each of us to participate in this ideal is to prepare and serve the dishes of other countries in our own homes.
Increased communication among the people of the world, ranging from travel to movies to television, has spurred a tremendous interest in international cuisine.
Restaurants all over the world have helped to introduce us to new culinary delights. In New York and Paris and Tokyo-and scores of other large cities-one can dine out on the specialities of a different country night after night…~Barbara Krauss~

Bread and Cheese Soup

Gallina en EscabecheChi Tang

Pakoras


Pancit GuisadoLancashire Hot Pot
P.S I won't be blogging again until next Cookbook Wednesday. I will be visiting all your delicious blogs during the week though. I just have some things to take care of in the mean time. And, for those of you who remembered I would be getting my numbers this week, let me tell you right now, they are fantastic! Actually, the doctor called them, and I quote, miraculous! I'll be posting about it as soon as I can. Thank you all for your words of encouragement and prayers of kindness. I truly appreciate it. Louise:)
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62 comments:

  1. Miraculous! Congratulations! I'll try to be back later.

    Marjie

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  2. Louise, glad to hear the doctor gave you good news. Been thinking of you, I haven’t been blogging much but I have been thinking of you!

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    1. Thanks Tina...It was wonderful news. I've been thinking about you too. I was going to email you last night and plum ran out of time. I will be tonight though:)

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  3. Congrats on the numbers! VERY happy for you! Now you can have some of the fried chicken the cookbook features. Or not. :-) Fun post -- thanks.

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    1. Thanks John! I'm thrilled! I think I'll hold off on the fried chicken though, lol...

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  4. Dear Louise,
    So happy for you that your numbers are super! You have been good at taking care of yourself. Like this cookbook that you shared. So many different countries and the recipes all look yummy! Say hello to Marion! Have a blessed fun week....
    Dottie :)

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    1. Thanks Dottie:) It continues to be quite the learning experience. Marion says Hi back, lol...

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  5. I'm back with a cookbook! Mine are not as exciting as yours, but your idea is fun. And your linkup worked perfectly!

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    1. Are you kidding Mrjie? That book is a GREAT classic! Thank you so much for sharing it with us:)

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  6. Hi Louise ,
    What wonderful news and just think how great you feel and it will be fun keeping those numbers down . This is a very interesting cook book and the recipes sounds delicious , always love trying new dishes .
    How funny it was to see Southern Fried Chicken ;-D ...job well done my friend and keep wiggling those toes . (((HUGS))0 to Marion ~Nee~:)

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    1. Thanks Nee...I do feel great mentally and physically, lol...Sure is interesting how foods have changed through the years:)

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  7. Hi 5 Louise! Really glad to know and please continue to take good care of yourself :D
    Oh, I like to check ... for Cookbook Wednesday, the blog post must be posted on Wednesday?
    Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Hi 5 back, Karen, lol...The link to add for Cookbook Wednesday stays up from Wednesday until Tuesday and then Wednesday it starts over again. You can link any day, any time you want except for Tuesday) Hope to "see" you there Karen:)

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  8. Hi Louise,

    Sorry that I have been visiting your blog lately... I was away for my holidays in Singapore and Japan.

    This is an interesting cookbook but personally, I think bread and cheese soup is not truly an Aussie. I showed my Aussie friends the recipe and they have never heard of this food before!!! Aussies like vegemite, Aussie pizza are typically pizza with red sauce with an egg in the middle. And, Aussies eat kangeroo! I guess this book must be pretty old :p

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Louise,

      Thanks for your nice words :D

      Zoe

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  9. Hi Louise,
    Wonderful news about your numbers! Hi 5!
    thanks for sharing all the interesting world recipes!
    will try to link to CW on not this week, then next week.
    P/s : about the linky thing, email me if you have any question, will try to help, kitchenflavours@yahoo.com
    Which little note section are you referrng to? Is it "A little note when submitting....."? if this is the one, then it is written in the blog post, not from the linky. Send me an email if you need any help. :)
    Take care!

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    1. Thanks Joyce! I was thrilled with my numbers too:) I'm still working on the linky thing. We'd love to see you at Cookbook Wednesday!

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  10. Hi Louise, so great about the numbers, all is good. Sounds like you have been working hard.

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    1. Everyday, Cheri but, it seems to be working which makes it all worth it! Thank you so much for visiting...

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  11. Louise first at all: Im really happy yours numbers are ok!
    Yes I remember when you talk about that!
    This cookbook sounds really fun Louise and I love to knoe about food in other countries!
    BTW all yours post are fun and interesting!

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    1. Oh thank you for all your kind words Gloria. So sweet:)

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  12. I am so happy to hear you are doing well with your good numbers, keep it up :D
    Always enjoy visiting your blog!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Interesting recipe from Australia :) I don't think I have seen such soup here :)

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    1. It seems some of these recipes are quite surprising, Medeja. Perhaps a sign of times past:)

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  14. Wonderful news! I am so happy for <ou.

    A cool cookbook!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  15. Oh what a wonderful book! I would love to have a copy! Louise you share the most interesting things! Have a good day! Cheers, Suchi

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    1. If I had another copy I would send it to you, Suchi:) I'll lookout for another...

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  16. Pleased your news on the health front is good, Louise. Keep it up!
    Had no idea there was a UN cookbook. What fun!

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    1. I up to the challenge and doing fgreat, Barbara, thank you:)

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  17. Glad your numbers were great! My husband is waiting on his. I got mine. Looks like I'll be dieting (again)!!

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    1. Thanks Brandi...I'm hoping your husband's are good. Good luck with that dieting so difficult this time of year:)

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  18. Dear Louise, I am so happy that your numbers are miraculous!! That is wonderful news and will let you feel more at ease that you are on the right track.
    I love reading old cookbooks as you know. The recipes really can't be beat.
    Blessings dear to you a Marion. Catherine xo

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words Catherine. I am feeling more at ease but staying on track as well. Thanks for visiting...Marion and I may be headed down to New York in a few weeks, Yipee!!!

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  19. Hi Louise :)

    This looks like such a fun linkup. Mom and I will definitely be sharing :)

    ...perhaps this is a silly question, but do cooking/baking mags count?? ^_^

    I'm glad you got a good report. Have a lovely week.

    Sending hugs and love your way~~

    xo,
    Tammy<3

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    1. Oh Tammy that would be so wonderful! Cooking and Baking magazines are more than welcome, lol...

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  20. congratulations on your numbers! you do sound like you are being a model for us all with your healthy eating! love the cookbook. Though I am a little puzzled by the australian contribution of bread and chesse soup - never had it or see it on menus - but the fusion cookery that is quite popular here now might not have been in vogue then. But old fashioned damper or pumpkin scones or even pumpkin soup might have been more what I consider Aussie. So now I would love to know how she selected the dishes - other dishes look like what I expect from other countries so maybe it is just different when you live in a country.

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    1. Thanks Johanna...It seems the recipes in this cookbook are either really outdated or just out of this world, lol...I did a bit of checking and Bread and Cheese Soup doesn't seem to have been a popular Austrailan recipe, EVER!!!

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  21. I am pleased your numbers are good! That's really great news.
    I didn't know the united nations cookbook even existed, that's really interesting! Thank you for sharing Louise. Have a good weekend xxx

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  22. What an interesting cookbook! I love seeing how dishes and ingredients have changed in books over the years. Great news about your numbers!

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    1. Thanks Lisa...I love comaparing new and past cookbooks too. You should join us for Cookbook Wednesday one week:)

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  23. Hooray! That's wonderful news indeed. So happy for the great report!

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  24. Boy they picked out a few odd recipes to represent some of the countries, didn't they? Great news from your doctor! Have a terrific weekend!!!

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    1. They sure did, Liz...I'm guessing it represents the times more than the countries:)

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  25. i just wondering what Indonesian cuisine recipe that featured on that cookbook???

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    1. Hi Dedy..The recipe from Indonesia in the book is called Semur.

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  26. Hello Louise,

    Thanks for stopping by to Mexico in my Kitchen, and also for the kind invitation to add a link to the giveaway. Regards!
    Mely

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  27. Hi Louise, so glad that you have wonderful news from the doctor! All the old recipes from the sixties and seventies are mostly lacking in fresh herbs, and they use way too much oils, and use margarine and shortening instead of butter. Even the stuffed mushroom for the Italian section is missing Italian herbs, although they did use parsley... and chicken bouillon which is loaded with sodium is really not needed in the recipe. It's always interesting to see old cookbooks which you have vast information on that you share with us...it really is truly appreciated! Have a wonderful Sunday! xo

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  28. What an interesting collection, Louise - I really enjoyed seeing all of the different countries represented! Also very glad to hear that you have gotten good news from the doctor - that is always very welcome :) Donalyn from thecreeksidecook.com

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  29. This looks like such fun. I like trying foods from all over the world.

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  30. So glad to hear the good news on your health numbers. Love your cookbook posts. I need to try the bread and cheese soup:)

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  31. So nice to find out that you have good new from your doctor...great Louise!
    As for these recipes...it is fun to see the various twists between different countries.
    Hope you had a nice weekend :)

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  32. Hi Louise, So glad to hear that you received good news from you doctor! My thoughts have been with you!
    I really enjoy your Cookbook Wednesdays…always interesting and full of deliciousness!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Congratulations on your numbers Louise! I know you earned them! I love international recipes. I used to have a Betty Crocker International cookbook that I loved but which disappeared many years ago.

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  34. Hi, I came to your blog through Rosa's Yummy Yums.

    I loved to find here these recipes from so many country, but one is missing... I don't see any recipe from Brazil. Please forgive I'm Brazilian, and of course, I have the tendency to think our culinary is special :)

    I moved to America almost 20 years ago and my husband being America, meals in our home are a mix of meals from both countries, and I love it.

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    1. Hi Regina and welcome:)
      I couldn't include all the recipes I wanted to Regina but of course the book does have a couple of recipes from Brazil. I'm not sure how authentic it is but it is a recipe for Torta de Banana and it sounds delicious. I think a mixture of meals from both countries is wonderful! I saw that you live in Conneticut that isn't too far from where I grew up on Long Island in New York, lol...Do drop by anytime. We always welcome new visitors with a Brazilain touch:)

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  35. Hi Louise, glad that you are doing fine. Happy for you, dear. Your The Cookbook of the United Nations sounds and looks great! Thanks for sharing your cook book. Take care and warmest regards :)

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