This week on the show we played for you the best selling artists from a bunch of countries around the globe!
If you're here...that means you've likely listened to the show (thank you) and want to know not only what songs we played...but what countries the artists are from. Well good news! We've got your answers for you right here!
Playlist from April 1-7
One More Time - Daft Punk (France)
Umbrella - Rihanna (Barbados)
Somebody I Used To Know - Gotye (Belgium)
Shoot to Thrill - AC/DC (Austraila)
Oya Coma Va - Santana (Mexico)
The Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks (United States)
Intentions - Justin Bieber (Canada)
Dynamite - BTS (South Korea)
Killing Me Softly - The Fugees (with Wyclef Jean - Haiti)
Satellite - Dave Matthews Band (South Africa)
Where the Blacktop Ends - Keith Urban (New Zealand)
Life Goes On - The Beatles (United Kingdom)
Waterloo - ABBA (Sweden)
Human Behavior - Bjork (Iceland)
Take On Me - A-Ha (Norway)
If you are like me, the answer to the question above is ABSOLUTELY YES!
Seafood is amazing. I honestly can say I haven't met a seafood that I do not like, and I don't think the island of Tahiti is going to change my mind.
One of the must try dishes of Tahiti is Poisson Cru, which when translated from French means "raw fish." But don't be mistaken, we aren't talking about a sushi like dish here. This is a mix of seafood marinated in coconut milk and lime juice, and then mixed with vegetables. It looks simply delish.
Read all about it and see three others dishes you must try if you ever find yourself in Tahiti by clicking here.
Let's be honest...is there someone out there who doesn't enjoy BBQ? Of course I am sure there is...but honestly I'm not interested in talking with them.
You know I am only kidding. But truthfully, BBQ is one of my favorite types of food. Most people where I am from celebrate the four styles/types of BBQ of the United States: Kansas City, Memphis, Texas and North Carolina. But maybe we should add Guam to that list.
The BBQ from Guam, on the surface, looks like any other type of BBQ you may have previously had. But apparently the stuff from this small island is the Pacific is the real deal. When you look at the seasonings, nothing really stands out. It is the typical things you'd find in BBQ just about anywhere in the world.
So what makes it different? Some people swear it is the type of wood used when cooking out.
Tangan-Tangan wood is found throughout the island and when it is burned it leaves behind a unique smoky flavor that you just don't find anywhere else.
In addition to BBQ, Guam has some other local favorites that are must eats...but who wants to hear this from me! Let's hear it from someone who has been there and done that. Check out this article on the five foods you must try when you find yourself in Guam!
Alright...so it isn't REALLY mac and cheese, but that is essentially what I would compare it to. Actually, if I am being honest, it looks better.
Käsknöpfle is the national dish of Liechtenstein, and once you hear about it, if you are thinking that it seems more German than anything else you aren't wrong. Since it is such a small country (only home to 38,000 people...and the only other country that is smaller in Europe is Vatican City), there aren't too many things that are purely from here. Much of their cultural and culinary influences come from their neighbors like Austria and Switzerland. And if we are being honest...Germany, who while they don't share a border with, is only about 450km/280 miles away.
The differences between this dish and the typical American Mac & Cheese is the types of used and the fact that it is topped with caramelized onions. Also, if you are making it in a traditional way...you'll also be making your own noodles (but don't worry...it doesn't seem that hard).
I am planning on making this dish over the weekend, and if it comes out I'll post the photos on our social media pages @worldpopradio on both Instagram and Twitter. And if you make it share your photos as well!
Speaking of making it, you can find plenty of recipes online, however this one seems to be one of the easiest. Plus, her website is filled with recipes from around the globe! Check out her recipe for Käsknöpfle here.
Continuing with our food theme on World Pop Radio as we travel to Finland this week has lead me into a little bit of a dilemma. When you search up the national food of Finland, it brings you to a dish called Karelian. Here is the issue though - there is Karelian Stew and their is Karelian Pie.
And both look amazing.
I think it is pretty obvious as to which one is which, but just in case it isn't, one photo is luckily labeled for you. For all of the details on both of these dishes and more, I highly suggest you visit this article from the website Chef's Pencil. And after you're done, if you don't want a slice of Blueberry Pie you might just not be human.
If you are thinking to yourself, reading about these dishes is great and all, but I'm in the mood to do some cooking, then you're in luck! Here are recipes to BOTH types of Karelian recipes. If you make them, post your results and reviews on social media and be sure to tag us! We are on both Twitter and Instagram @worldpopradio.
Karelian Pie: https://www.saimaalife.com/recipe-finnish-karelian-pies/
Karelian Stew: https://herfinland.com/karelian-stew-recipe/
I'm a pretty open-minded person when it comes to food. I'll try just about anything once. But if I am being honest, the national dish from our host country of Ukraine this week doesn't exactly strike me as something that I am going to run out and grab.
The soup is called Borscht and it is not only the national dish of Ukraine, but it is also quite popular all across Eastern Europe and Russia. The is a sour soup made with red beetroots (which gives it its very unique and distinctive color). It can be served hot or cold, and often times it is topped with a dollop of sour cream and a sprig of dill (neither of which I am a fan of...so maybe that is part of my hesitation towards borscht).
I do solemnly swear however, that if I am ever lucky enough to travel through the beautiful country of Ukraine -or- I am somewhere or with someone who can make an authentic version of it that I will 100% give it a shot...just please hold the sour cream and dill.
Want to try making it at home yourself? Here is an easy to use website with a simple recipe to follow. And once you go for it, let us know how it is by tweeting at us. We are @worldpopradio on both Twitter and Instagram. We'd love to hear your reaction and see the results as well!
I'm currently freezing. Not literally...but it is REALLY cold where I am at. Yesterday it was -6°F/-21°C outside! So when I went in search of Chile's national dish I was happy to see it is a dish that is just perfect for a cold winter's night. This is Cazuela de Ave.
snap This Chilean chicken stew includes chicken of course, along with corn, pumpkin or squash, onions, carrots, potatoes and rice. Then it is typically flavored with spices such as garlic, salt, pepper, coriander and paprika. Should you be lucky enough to find yourself in Chile anytime soon, here is a great piece from Taste Atlas about where you get find a bowl to try yourself (although it is currently summer there).
If you are like me and are currently suffering through the cold dark days of winter and want to try making this recipe at home for yourself in a feeble attempt to warm-up, the fine folks of Chilean Food and Garden have your recipe right here.
If you do make the dish, snap a photo, post it online and be sure to tag us in it! We are @worldpopradio on both Twitter and Instagram!