Around the World in Icy Treats


Akutaq is a cool treat that’s been enjoyed by the indigenous people of the Arctic Circle for centuries. It’s made with whipped fat, either from sea mammals like seals or whales, or from land animals like muskox or bear. Once the fat is whipped, which usually is done by hand and can take up to 45 minutes, wild berries like salmonberries or blueberries are added to the mixture, which must either be eaten immediately or stored in the freezer to keep it from melting. This dish has been eaten by seal hunters for centuries, as it is dense with protein and fat.



Cultured Palate: Dishes from Iran

Iranian cuisine uses a myriad of spices, dried and fresh fruits, herbs, and nuts to flavor dishes. These ingredients turn even the simplest meal of rice and stewed meat into a sensory explosion.

Around the World in Holiday Baking

Every December, millions of pounds of butter, sugar, and flour contribute to the creation of spectacular treats for holiday celebrations. Even if you’re not ordinarily a baker, many people venture into the kitchen before the holidays to make sure that they’ve got plenty of treats to offer to family and friends.

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

If you’re a fast-food connoisseur, chances are you’re already familiar with the McDonald’s menu that’s typical in North America. They bring in new choices fairly frequently. However, most people stick with their usual order of Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, McFlurries, and Apple Pies. It’s familiar food, and the bulk of the menu is essentially…