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Chinese Tiki Trader Vic's Pacific Island Cookbook

Pake Meatballs

From the Hong Kong section of Victor Bergeron’s Trader Vic’s Pacific Island Cookbook (1968), these Chinese-style pork meatballs are an excellent appetizer and cocktail accompaniment. Bergeron includes a beef version as well, however I feel that these exude a more Asian flavour profile. Ingredients 1 lb ground pork1/4 mushrooms, minced1 small can water chestnuts, drained …

The Balkan Cookbook

Liptoi Cheese Spread

Today I present to you the “Liptói Cheese Spread” from Inge Kramarz’s The Balkan Cookbook (1972). Commonly referred to as “liptauer,” this seasoned cream cheese spread is named after the northern Slovakian county from which it originated, Liptó. Simple to execute and filled with characteristic Balkan flavouring like caraway, chives, and paprika, this hors d’oeuvre …