Let’s Do Some Cooking

Traveling across the world allows you to familiarize yourself with different livelihoods of many people. Different communities have their separate special meals and hence different recipes used for preparing such meals. 

Being able to try different dishes from different countries makes us feel like the world is just a bit smaller. We love to see the customs that people have and learn from them. It seems like wherever I go in the world, people want to share their meals with you. It really is culturally binding. 

There are delicious drink recipes you can try to recreate too. If you don’t want the alcohol, you can leave that out and just have a mocktail. You can learn to make these delicious drinks and serve them at your next party. Make sure to use Monin gourmet flavored syrups and sauces. You don’t need to look any further than Monin for the best products and recipes.

I have been trying to collect recipes for every special meal I come across from any certain community as I travel around the world. Even though these recipes are not that exact and accurate, we can still make something out of them. 

You are welcome to join me as I try cooking from these recipes.

Let’s first try a punch that is popular at many beach resorts throughout the world. With just a few ingredients, you can have a flavorful punch that you can serve your guests. They will be coming back for more.

1. Beachcomber Punch


  • ice
  • 1 oz. Monin Coconut Purée
  • 1 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz. orange juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. triple sec
  • 3/2 oz. spiced rum
  • lemon-lime soda


  • Combine ingredients in shaker in the order listed, except sparkling beverage.
  • Cap and shake vigorously.
  • Pour into serving glass and add any needed ice.
  • Top with a sparkling beverage and garnish.

2. Classic Cheese Fondue Without Wine

The classic cheese fondue is a delicacy found mainly in Switzerland. To prepare a cheese fondue, we need the following ingredients:


  • 2 cups of packed shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 11/2 cups of lightly packed shredded Swiss cheese
  • Minced garlic-1 tablespoon
  • Cornstarch-2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice-about an eighth of a tablespoon
  • 1 cup low-sodium good chicken broth
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Either white or black pepper-1/4 of a tablespoon
  • Paprika


We place in a resealable bag a mixture of shredded Gruyere as well as Swiss cheeses, not leaving behind cornstarch, and do some shaking till they coat evenly.

Then we put the chicken broth, lemon juice, and garlic in a fondue pot or a normal pan and wait for it to simmer. We then tone-down the level of heat to medium-low. We put more cheese in handfuls, stirring slowly in constant motion, but not so roughly. The preferred item to utilize for stirring is a wooden spoon circularly, ensuring that the pot’s bottom does not burn.

Eventually, when the cheese melts and begins to simmer, we add all the other spices that had not been added and shift the fondue stand to the table with a Sterno flame still below it. The temperature of the cheese should be like that of warm honey. After that, we add cheese little by little for consistency and add salt or pepper.

We can then serve with preferred fondue dippers; can be either carrot, bread, chicken sausages, tender potatoes, apples, lightly sautéed mushrooms, cauliflower, or even steamed broccoli among others. The food is best eaten without dropping food particles into the fondue pot.

3. Viennese Blueberry Mocha

Here is a favorite from Vienna. It is an easy recipe to try and will not take much time. The delicious flavors of the blueberry purée mixed with the white chocolate sauce are so delicious. This is a recipe you will be making again and again. 


  • 1/2 oz. Monin Blueberry Purée
  • 1/2 oz. Monin White Chocolate Sauce
  • 1 ea. espresso
  • 6 oz. steamed milk


  1. Combine ingredients, except milk, in serving cup.
  2. Stir and set aside.
  3. Steam milk in pitcher.
  4. Pour steamed milk into serving cup, stirring gently.
  5. Garnish.

Here are just a few of the many recipes you can try. There are so many more that you can find online. Have fun creating!

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