How to Write Your Own Book

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush is a creamy eggplant puree. The eggplant is cooked, then blended with tahini (sesame cream), garlic, lemon juice and olive oil, which are common ingredients of Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s usually served with fluffy pita or lavash bread on the side.

Tequila Key Lime Pie

Say hello to the alcoholic version of key lime pie. This luscious cake enriched with tequila is an American dessert made from key lime juice, egg yolks and condensed milk baked in a shortcrust pastry. Native to Key West, Florida (where key limes are found), original recipes of this dessert didn’t require baking, although nowadays it is baked for a short time due to concerns over consumption of raw eggs. It’s best served chilled or cooled to room temperature.

Spring Rolls

Vietnamese spring rolls are crisp and refreshing bites, perfect for an appetizer or light meal. They are usually made with rice paper stuffed with julienned vegetables (carrots, cabbage, cucumbers, etc.), rice noodles and herbs. They can also contain shrimp, chicken or beef.

Black Truffles

Tuber melanosporum is a type of mushroom known to most as the “black truffle.” It’s one of the most expensive mushroom varieties in the world, with France being the leading producer. Black truffles have an indescribable yet pungent and distinct flavor. They lend a gourmet touch to pizzas, pastas, meat, fish, soups, risotto, etc. and enhance dishes that have an otherwise neutral taste. Worth a try!

Sweet Plantains

Oven-baked sweet plantains.  Baked plantains are a typical Guatemalan dish. It’s made by slicing up ripe plantains, then tossing them in oil (vegetable, coconut, etc.) and baking them until nicely caramelized. Talk about healthy indulgence!


You’ve probably at least heard of French escargots aka snails. Believe it or not, they’re actually delicious! When preparing the dish, the snails are first removed from their shells, then cooked with butter, garlic and parsley and put back into the shells for serving. You might have to get used to the chewy texture and practice using the fork and tongs, but they’re definitely worth a taste.

Semmeltarta (Swedish cake)

Semmeltarta is a typical Swedish dessert made of a spiced sandwich round (thanks to the presence of cardamom), which is then slightly hollowed out in the center and filled with almond cream. To be accompanied by tea or coffee and in many parts of Sweden, the sweet delicacy is enjoyed dipped into a cup of hot milk.

Unadon (Eel Bowl)

Have you ever thought about trying Japanese-style grilled eel? Served on a bed of steamed rice, this caramelized dish is supremely satisfying and doesn’t taste fishy at all.


Rabbit is a more common meat dish in Europe, but it can still be found at restaurants in the US. When cooked into stews or braised dishes, it takes on a fantastic moist and juicy flavor. It also happens to be quite lean. So hop to it!

Sea Urchin with Caviar

Fish fans, this one’s for you. A refined and original delicacy, sea urchin is not suitable for all palates but worth a try for true seafood connoisseurs.