A taste of modern conflict

Here we offer a taste of modern conflict, organized into a day’s worth of eating. These dishes hail from recipes we have collected over years of work in the field. They yield an eclectic feast representative of what people around the world are eating right now in order to maintain, endure and survive. Taken together, these dishes may reflect a cuisine of resilience, as well as suggest a portrait of true food sustainability. We organize our offering into menus for your imaginative consideration, however our menus are not meant to suggest combinations that reflect actual cultural precedent. Click on the dishes for recipes. We encourage you to reproduce these dishes at home as a way to inform your own practice with either food awareness or social justice.



Early Morning

Domaca Kafa
Turkish-style coffee. South Slavic.



Breakfast

Fresh Mango Slices
Ripe mango wedges. Uganda.

Somun
Vernal equinox ritual egg bread suitable for any morning. Slavic.

Palenta
Corn porridge. Bosnia.



Lunch

Kukuruzan Kruh
Corn bread served with warm cheese or sour cream. South Slavic.

Presnica
Savory cheesecake. Bosnia.

Sarmas
Stuffed rolls of sour cabbage. Bosnia.

Congri
Black beans and white rice. Cuba.

Spicy Tomato Turkey Wings
Turkey wings sautéed with tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and lime. Haiti.

Sweet Fried Fish
Pan-fried seasonal freshwater fish with onions and pineapple juice. Uganda.

Nettle Pirjan
Roasted lamb with wild rice and boiled nettles. Bosnia.



Afternoon

Slatko Kymak
Chai tea with plum jam and double cream. Bosnia.

Jaje Hleb
Sweet braided egg bread weaves with hard-boiled egg and mineral water. Serbia.

Rahatlokum
Jelly confection. Bosnia.



Dinner

Appetizers

Pogacha
Flatbread. Slavic.

Sladak Kao Me Testis Unutra Pavlaka Sos
Honeyed diced sheep testicles sautéed in cream sauce. Bosnia.


Soups and Salads

Kesten pile’ca supa
Chicken soup with roasted chestnut purée. Bosnia.

Seeni Sambol
Spicy onion salad with cured tuna. Sri Lanka.


Entrées

Nile El Capitan Fish
Authentic preparations, grilled or pan-fried. Chad, Congo, Uganda.

Bosanski Lonac
Lamb pot roast with vegetables. Bosnia.

Pili-Pili Ho-Ho Marinated Goat Ribs
Stewed goat ribs with tomato pepper sauce. Uganda.


Desserts

Orasnica
Walnut roll. Slavic.

Baklava
Sweet filo pastry. Slavic.

Koljivo
Sweet wheat porridge with walnuts. Bosnia.

Czarska
Queen's Lenten Torte. Slavic.


Digestif

Slivovica
Plum brandy with orange essence. South Slavic.



Nightcap

Sahlep
Orchid root hot toddy with juniper berry. Bosnia.



Recipes compiled by Danica Anderson. Menus curated by Eugene Ahn.