How We're Eating Around the World

Shogun isn’t just a remote company; we’re globally distributed. Our team members live and work in 21 countries around the world.

While we don’t operate under the same roof, we never miss an opportunity to connect with one another. Slack is our reliable go-to when we want to talk to people across teams (and continents).

Our director of operations, Rachael, launched a new Slack channel — x-quarantine-solidarity — as a space for team members to share positive coping strategies. The channel quickly evolved into a place to share recipes and pictures of the tasty dishes we created, some of which are local to people’s native or adopted regions.

Here’s a snapshot of what we’re making, baking, eating or just drooling over around the world.

Quick Eats

1. Squash, Tomato and Zucchini Hash With Eggs Over Easy

Cady, Seattle, Washington

Cady is a recruiter at Shogun. She shared a picture of her husband’s yellow squash, tomato and zucchini hash — a healthy and delicious meal, perfect for breakfast, lunch or weekend brunch.

Squash, Tomato and Zucchini Hash With Eggs Over Easy
Image credit: Cady Smola

Key ingredients:

  • Yellow squash
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini
  • Eggs

Here’s a recipe for Skillet Eggs with Summer Squash Hash.

Regional Favorites

2. Brazilian-Style Hot Dogs

Romine, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

This one’s a quick eat and regional fave.

Romine is our quality assurance engineer. She shared this Brazilian twist on a hot dog. It shares some similarities with a Chicago-style dog, except instead of loading it with tomatoes, you cook it in tomato sauce!

Brazilian-Style Hot Dogs
Image source: Kroger

Key ingredients:

  • Hot dogs
  • Hot dog buns
  • Bell pepper
  • Corn
  • Tomato sauce
  • Grated cheese

Here’s a recipe for Brazilian-style hot dogs.

3. Philly Cheesesteak

Kathleen, St. Petersburg, Florida

As a Philadelphia native, I’d be remiss to leave off cheesesteaks. I’ve lived in Florida for almost five years now, but I still appreciate a good cheesesteak — which is usually the one I make at home. It’s a quick dinner with a few basic ingredients.

Philly Cheesesteak
Image source: Philly Cheesesteak 

Key ingredients: 

  • Thinly-sliced meat (traditionally, rib eye steak)
  • Cheese, typically American or provolone
  • Roll (or zucchini boat, for a slightly healthier twist)
  • Onions AKA fried o’s

Here’s a recipe for a Philly cheesesteak

4. Utica Greens

Tiffany, Syracuse, New York

Our operations manager, Tiffany, hails from upstate New York and shared two staples: Utica Greens and Utica Chicken Riggies.

The former features sautéed greens, cheese, prosciutto, hot peppers and more, and has inspired a local festival or two.

Utica Greens
Image credit: Upstate Ramblings

Key ingredients:

  • Escarole
  • Prosciutto
  • Onion
  • Cherry peppers
  • Bread crumbs
  • Romano cheese

Here’s a recipe for Utica Greens.

5. Utica Chicken Riggies

One of the most popular local favorites is Utica Chicken Riggies, a pasta dish.

Image source: Everything Erica

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Hot and green peppers
  • Tomato sauce
  • Heavy cream
  • Rigatoni pasta

Here’s a recipe for Utica Chicken Riggies.

Comfort Food

6. Zuppa di Ceci

Sara, Rome, Italy

Sara is our senior product designer. She’s a Canadian living in Italy and recently made a batch of Zuppa di Ceci, or chickpea soup.

Image credit: Sara White

Key ingredients:

  • Chickpeas
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Canned whole tomatoes
  • Pasta (optional)

Here’s a recipe for Zuppa di Ceci.

7. Change-Your-Life Chicken

Someone I follow on Instagram shared the recipe for this chicken and it is no. joke.

I made this chicken dish last week with a couple substitutes. This recipe is simple and easy to make, and the meal is filling and easy to clean up afterward — multiple wins!

Image source: The Lazy Genius Collective

Key ingredients:

  • Chicken thighs (I substituted this with chicken tenderloin)
  • Potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Onions
  • Carrots

Here’s the recipe for Change-Your-Life Chicken.

Sweet Treats

8. Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake

What’s a meal without a little dessert? If you’re a chocolate donut lover, this recipe is for you. It’s everything you already love about the classic bakery treat — just substantially more so.

Chocolate Sour Cream Doughnut Bundt Cake
Image credit: Sara White

Key ingredients:

  • Flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • Sour cream
  • Eggs
  • Buttermilk
  • Heavy cream
  • Chocolate chips

Here’s a recipe for chocolate sour cream doughnut bundt cake.

9. Earl Grey Yogurt Cake

Layla, Los Angeles, California

Our product designer, Layla, gave this recipe her stamp of approval. Plus, on top of being delicious, it’s simple and easy to make.

Image source: This Side of the Atlantic

Key ingredients:

  • Plain yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Earl Grey tea
  • Vegetable Oil

Here’s a recipe for Earl Grey Yogurt Cake.

Bonus Recipes

Here are a few other goodies we shared in the group.

Comfort Food

Sweet Treats

And a list of over 25 Brazilian recipes, from stew to lemonade to dessert.

Kathleen Garvin is managing editor at Shogun. She’s worked for back-to-back (to-back) startups and lives in St. Petersburg, FL, via Philadelphia. You can reach her on Twitter.

Kathleen Garvin

Kathleen Garvin is managing editor at Shogun. She’s worked for back-to-back (to-back) startups and lives in St. Petersburg, FL, via Philadelphia. You can reach her on Twitter.