MUTUAL DNA

CULTURAL INTERVIEWS AND RECIPES

What is Mutual DNA?

We interview people living abroad and share their hometown recipes.
Through interviews, food and personal cultural perspectives we aim to find out more about the differences and similarities of human beings all over the world. We want to share knowledge and personal experiences, as well as recipes from every corner of the globe.

Read all our interviews and recipes below! We update our cover picture every week. This week’s picture was taken by Dennis RochelWe are looking for people to interview! Want to send us your pictures or be interviewed? Contact us: info@mutualdna.com

Camila Ogawa

Country of origin: Brasil

Living in: Tokyo, Japan

“(…)we only can touch the hearts of other people with love. Together we are more, much more!”

Cátia Cesário

Country of origin: Portugal

Living in: Lucerne, Switzerland

“I wake up every morning, take a look at the mountains and think: “This is where I want to be. This is my home”.”

Gabriel Gozzer

Country of origin: Brasil

Living in: Setúbal, Portugal

“Diversity makes everything interesting, and acceptance/comprehension is a blessing.”

Marta Ribeiro

Country of origin: Portugal

Living in: Paris, France

“No country is the best of all countries and there’s good and bad everywhere. Modesty, comprehension, embrace and intelligence are some of the characteristics that can make a difference and should be more commonly spread.”

Ana Rolim

Country of origin: Portugal

Living in: Sofia, Bulgaria

“I have learned that, despite the country you come from, all of us are basically the same.”

Carolina Ricarte

Country of origin: Portugal

Living in: Barcelona, Spain

“I think that education and good values is the key to make the world a better place.”

Gonçalo Trindade

Country of origin: Portugal

Living in: Berlin, Germany

“To be real is to be you with zero strings attached.”

Our Recipes

Everyone we interview shares their favourite dish with us. Discover recipes from all over the world!

Veggies à la Bras

Veggies à la Bras So this is not entirely a traditional recipe as I replaced the main ingredient in order to please the vegetarian home we live in! Still, I love this dish because it evokes family memories and cultural sensations even without the codfish. INGREDIENTS:...

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Portuguese duck rice

Portuguese duck rice INGREDIENTS: 1 whole duck, trimmed of excess fat and jointedsmall pack coriander 2 bay leaves 1 thyme sprig 1 star anise 1 leek (green top only, keep the white part for the rice) 1 onion, halved 1 carrot 1 large orange, zested and juiced 2 tbsp...

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Cod à la Brás (Bacalhau à Brás)

Cod à la Brás (Bacalhau à Brás) INGREDIENTS: 600 g dry salted cod fish (previously soaked) 1 kg potatoes 1 – 2 onions 2 garlic cloves 6 eggs 2 dl olive oil Greated salsa to taste Peper to taste Black olives – optional Instructions: STEP 1 Gently rinse the salt cod...

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Linguine alla bolognese

Linguine alla bolognese INGREDIENTS: 400g Linguine 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil 1 Medium Onion, finely diced 1 Medium Carrot, finely diced 1 Stick Celery, finely diced 500g Minced Beef 200g Pack of Smoked Bacon Lardon 500g Tomato Sauce A pinch of Salt and Black Pepper...

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Cod à la Brás (Bacalhau à Brás)

Cod à la Brás (Bacalhau à Brás) INGREDIENTS: 600 g dry salted cod fish (previously soaked) 1 kg potatoes 1 – 2 onions 2 garlic cloves 6 eggs 2 dl olive oil Greated salsa to taste Peper to taste Black olives - optional Instructions: STEP 1 Cook the cod in boiling...

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Cabbage and Mushroom Pierogi

Cabbage and Mushroom Pierogi INGREDIENTS: For the filling 1 oz. dried porcini mushrooms Kosher salt 1 2-lb. bag refrigerated sauerkraut 1 oz. (2 Tbs.) unsalted butter 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped (1 cup) Freshly ground black pepper For the dough 2 lb. (7...

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Spaghetti with Seafood

Spaghetti with seafood INGREDIENTS: 500g of spaghetti seafood cocktail - I included 800g shrimps, 250g shellfish and 400g little squids 10 cocktail tomatoes 100 ml white wine parsley tomato paste 6  garlic cloves 2 white onions olive oil salt pepper Instructions: STEP...

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Do you live outside your country of origin? We are looking for people to share their cultural experiences and food with us!

Send us an email with your name, country of origin and country where you are currently living and we will contact you shortly. Thanks!

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