Erdäpfelsuppe- Austrian Potato Soup ~The Domestic Man

To truly understand the beauty of Erdäpfelsuppe, I’m going to run you through a quick language lesson. When Columbus first encountered the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean in the late 15th century, they presented him with the sweet potato–batata in the Taíno language–which he first brought to Europe. But on subsequent trips, explorers returned with […]…

Sopa de Albóndigas Mexican Meatball Soup

Though this incredibly delicious, multi-faceted soup stems from Mexico, it’s been said that the actual name albondigas has Middle Eastern roots. The word “al” in Arabic translates to “the” in English, and “el” in Spanish. The name for the soup is likely some variation of “al-bunduq” which means “hazelnut” and could be meant to represent…

Helena’s Hungarian Chicken Paprikash One Pot!

A tender scrumptious, classic, ethnic chicken dish braised in a creamy spice-filled sauce including the traditional Hungarian ingredient – paprika – along with other spices and sour cream. This is an old family recipe for Chicken Paprikash handed down to me from a wonderful Hungarian neighbor who took pride in her family recipes. Extremely luscious,…