There must be as many recipes for chili as there are cooks in Texas, New Mexico, Arizonia, California, and even Cincinnati! Cooks seem to guard their recipes as if they were classified information. This recipe is my version of the classic San Antonio chili. Health-conscious cooks should prepare it the day before, chill it, and skim off any fat that rises. Even if you aren’t concerned, the chili will taste better on the next day.
Depending on the cook, this rather amazing stew from the eastern Caribbean--particularly Trinidad and Barbados--can contain up to ten starchy ingredients, including yams, tannia, eddoes, taro, cassava, yuca, bananas, potatoes, pumpkin, and plantains. But since many of these ingredients are both hard to find and have similar flavors, I have adjusted the recipe somewhat.
Gombo means okra in West Africa, and that vegetable is the primary thickening agent of this simple sauce from Ghana. The sauce can be served like a soup or poured over potatoes, plantains, or other starchy tubers.
Use either frozen or fresh blueberries for this compote. You also can adjust the heat by adding fewer chipotles to begin with and then adding more until you reach the desired heat. Chipotles in adobo sauce can be found in the Hispanic section of your supermarket. Serve over pork tenderloin or meat of your choice. This recipe was developed by SuperSite Food Editor Emily DeWitt-Cisneros.From the article Blazing Blueberries.
Typical of the Middle East, there are many variations on this dish, some with carrots instead of potatoes and some lacking tomatoes. Chopped fresh green chiles can be substituted for the cayenne if you wish.
Brazil, the largest country in South America, was colonized by the Portuguese hence the spelling empadinhas or empadas. This Bahian-style empada filling can also be made with scallops or for a variation, used in puff pastry.