Wine Dine and Play: Recipes + Markets

Recipes + Markets


The Apicius De re culinaria recipe collection was the first book published of food recipes, a befitting start to the Wine Dine And Play recipe page
Apicius, De re culinaria recipe collection
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A recipe is a set of instructions that describe how to prepare a culinary dish. The earliest known written recipes date from approximately 1600 BC and come from an Akkadian tablet of southern Babylonia. There are also ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics depicting the preparation of food. Many ancient Greek recipes are such as Mithaecus's cookbook was published, but most of it has been lost. 


Bazaar's were the original modern markets going back to ancient Persia. today there are millions of markets around the world offering anything and everything
Ancient Persian Bazaar
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A market is a location where people gather for the purchase and sale of provisions, livestock, and other goods. In different parts of the world, a marketplace may be described as a souk (from the Arabic), bazaar (from the Persian), a fixed Mercado (Spanish), or itinerant tianguis (Mexico), or palengke (Philippines). Some markets operate daily and are permanent markets while others are held once a week or on specified days during a year such as wine and food festivals.






Irish Flag Vegetable Medley

March 16, 2018

The Irish Vegetable Medley recipe is the color of the Irish flag perfect for any Irish themed dinner, not just St. Patrick's Day
Recipes + Markets / Irish Vegetables


It is almost time for St. Patrick's Day once again where the Patron Saint of Ireland is celebrated for his lives work in a large feast, while others party at local Irish pubs and restaurants, and around the world there are parades and dying of rivers green. This recipe is good for any time of the year, but especially to show patriotism to Ireland. Being American with no Irish descent, it still is a yummy dish to try. 
Clearwater Beach Taste Fest

July 1, 2017

A beach tasting and market for restaurant tastings from local vendors in Clearwater Beach, Florida





The Clearwater Beach Taste Fest 2017 has entered its 8th year and is a large food festival with some wines available, and over 30 local restaurants that participate along with local bands like The Black Honkeys, all situated next to the white sandy beaches near pier 60.
Peruvian Cuisine - Ají Verde Sauce

January 6, 2016

Peruvian Aji Verde sauce recipe goes great with chicken and more here on Wine Dine and Play
Recipes + Markets / Peruvian Aji Verde Sauce



Ají Verde Sauce is a semi-spicy Peruvian sauce that often contains tomatoes, cilantro (coriander), ají pepper, onions, and water. Ají has been prepared in Andean countries such as Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru since the time of the Incas, who called it uchu. In Colombia and Ecuador, food is traditionally mild so ají can be added to almost any dish to add some flavor and spice.
A History Of Afghan Cuisine And Food Culture

October 30, 2013

Qabili Pilau is an Afghan rice dish with raisins. The recipe is on Wine Dine And Play
Recipes + Markets / Afghan Qabili Rice


The Qabili Pilau dish of lamb with yellow rice, carrots, and raisins pictured to the left is one of many recipes from Afghanistan. The linked article - Afghan Cuisine- covers markets, culture, recipes, and a history of the food, and how wars and politics have created the food culture that exists today. This is an extensive article on the history of Afghan cuisine, along the five years I spent there and what I learned.
Converting A Recipe Card From Imperial To Metric

May 1, 2013

When doing a recipe on Wine Dine And Play, converting recipes from imperial to metric is a good guide



Do you use the metric or imperial systems for a living, then suddenly you are confronted by dealing with the opposite? This article is a comprehensive listing of how to convert basic measurements from a cookbook or recipe card with ease.






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