Have yourself a merry little Diwali or, as we like to think of it, a festival of ridiculous amounts of fried dough marvelousness.
Thin slices of anise- or licorice-flavored fennel are tossed with lettuce, radish, carrot, and red onion and topped with toasted fennel seed vinaigrette.
Few things are as Portuguese as fried salt cod served with a garlic and red pepper sauce. It’s a specialty of the Azores. Tasting is believing.