Not a time for celebrations, as we publish final World Cup of Food from Spain

I was looking forward to this moment – to publish the last of (more than) 32 epic recipes in pictures cooked by epic chefs Juan José and Cristy, with the final country recipe from Spain.

But it’s not possible to celebrate on yet another day of mourning for humanity, with acts of war and violence producing thousands more grieving family and friends as countless lives are destroyed by needless death and pain.

There is no adequate response, but Bob Dylan’s song has come to my mind:

Didn’t they play well though? Colombia’s food is epic too

Do you love Ajiaco, Colombia’s national broth, but you’re not sure how to make it? Didn’t think it was possible to make it on a cold island? Sure it’s possible! It’s perfect for a cold, damp island – it’s chicken and potato soup, it’s medicinal, except that it tastes delicious.

Colombia plays well on the pitch and well in the kitchen. Here’s a great dish to make in 11 easy steps, laid out in pictures, so you can’t go wrong. It’s like putting together IKEA ware, it’s like a dummy’s guide.

Enjoy this super-tasty soup and let us know how it goes by commenting below this post so we can refine this epic recipe in pictures to perfection.

Bosnian sarma – delicious meat pine nut parcels wrapped in cabbage leaves

These are a lot of fun to make, and even more fun to eat. Truly epic tastes on the tongue, a fantastic combination of Bosnian Sarma – stuffed cabbage rolls – with nutmeg potato purée, served with a splash of lemon juice.

Just 12 achievable steps, when using a pressure cooker, to make these little parcels of delight.

Do let us know if we can refine the recipe at all by commenting below the post.

So you’ve caught an Australian spanner crab? Throw it on the barbie? Noooooooooooo

You’ve got this spanner crab from the East coast of Australia. So what’ya wanna do? Call Bruce and Sheila round for a barbie and Castlemaine 4X?

You could, but Australia is actually very diverse, very interesting, with great food, especially fish, I mean have you seen the size of the coastline? Instead, you could make Spanner crab and sesame cakes on a bed of romain lettuce dressed in fava beans.

The Aussie government wouldn’t want you to know but it’s a country full of the brilliance of immigrants from all over the world.  It’s a fusion culture (at least in Melbourne).

Did you really swallow the propoganda film subtly entitled ‘Australia’? Did you know Nicole Kidman reportedly hated it, “I can’t look at this movie and be proud of what I’ve done…It’s just impossible for me to connect to it emotionally at all” (IMDb).

You know what I’d like to know? I’d like to know how the Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders would prepare these ingredients. I’d also love to see them play football. Go watch ‘Rabbit proof fence’, that’s a better film, right after you make these Aussie crab cakes in 10 quick steps over the course of 45 minutes.