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A World Meal From 6 Foods

November 1991

new internationalist
issue 225 - November 1991

A World Meal From 6 Foods

Here is a 'meal' made up of the six ingredients
featured in this magazine - maize/corn, sugar,
soybeans, rice, bananas and cocoa.

There are maize/corn snacks to begin with and drinks (which all use sugar),
followed by soya bean dishes accompanied by rice in various guises and desserts
made with bananas and cocoa (chocolate).

[image, unknown] TO BEGIN
KAO POT PING FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA
Charcoal-roasted corn on the cob, dipped in coconut milk

TACOS FROM CHILE
Little tortillas (corn pancakes) with a range of fillings: cheese, beans, tomatoes or peppers, and onions

CORN SOUP FROM KENYA
Creamy corn soup with milk and onions

AREPAS FROM VENEZUELA
Corn cakes, served with cream cheese or guacamole (avocado dip)

 

[image, unknown] WITH DRINKS
UTYWALA FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Maize/corn beer, rich and nourishing

RICE WINE FROM CHINA
Tastes a little like dry sherry, usually served warm

CHAMPURRADO FROM MEXICO
A chocolate drink made with cornstarch, chocolate and cinnamon

BANANA TODDY FROM INDIA
Sour taste and very strong

RUM PUNCH FROM THE CARIBBEAN
White or dark rum, a touch of sugar and plenty of fresh lime juice

SOY MILK FROM EAST ASIA
Full of protein, and very refreshing

[image, unknown]

 

[image, unknown] TO FOLLOW
STIR-FRY WITH BEAN-CURD FROM CHINA
Soybean-curd, beansprouts, baby sweetcorn, snow peas, carrots, spring onions, ginger and cashew nuts, flavoured with soy sauce.

TAHU PONG FROM INDONESIA
Bean-curd omelette cooked with golden peanut sauce

MATOKE WITH BEANS FROM AFRICA
Soybeans with savoury bananas (plantains)

GADO-GADO FROM MALAYSIA
Cooked vegetable salad with shredded Chinese cabbage, french beans, cucumber, bean-curd and peanut sauce

[image, unknown] SERVED WITH
KAO PAD SUPPAROT FROM THAILAND
Fluffy rice with fresh pineapple chunks served in a pinapple shell

CHELLO RICE FROM IRAN
A mound of steamed rice sitting on gently fried potato slices

DOSAS FROM INDIA
Fine rice-flour pancakes

[image, unknown]

 

[image, unknown] DESSERT
BANANES AU RHUM
FROM HAITI
Bananas in rum

TURON DE MANILLE FROM THE PHILIPPINES
Bananas wrapped in rice pancakes, sprinkled with grated coconut and fresh lime or lemon juice

BANANA BREAD FROM GUATEMALA
Damp and rich, with the delicate flavour of bananas and a hint of cinnamon

BANANA FRITTERS - SIERRA LEONE
Mashed bananas in a light rice batter mixed with a little sugar and nutmeg

OR

[image, unknown] CHOCOLATE CAKE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST
Half pudding, half cake with the subtle flavour of ground almonds

CHOCOLATE GINGER LYCHEES FROM CHINA
Whole lychees, stuffed with candied ginger, coated in chocolate sauce

CHOCOLATE MOUSSE FROM BRAZIL
Light and airy dessert, enriched with cashew nuts

 

Illustrations by CLIVE OFFLEY

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