Machboos (Kuwait)

Machboos consists of three parts: (1) the meat, which is traditionally well-cooked and tender lamb or chicken; (2) the rice, cooked in the meat’s stock; and (3) the stuffing, which ironically is not stuffed in anything and consists of split beans, raisins, an onions. This recipe is courtesy of Ingredient Matcher’s Fatemah, who runs her own … More Machboos (Kuwait)

Tourtière (Canada)

Tourtière is a French-Canadian meat pie from Québéc that can be traced back to the 1600s when Québécios settlers attended midnight mass on Christmas Eve. There is no one correct filling. In coastal regions, fish is common while inland regions may use minced pork, veal, rabbit, game, or beef. Thank you to a family friend’s grandmother from … More Tourtière (Canada)

Empanadas (Argentina)

Empanadas are a type of baked or fried pastry stuffed with many different kinds of filling. The name empanada comes from the Spanish word empanar, which means ‘to bread.’ Some recipes call for chicken or beef while others use fillings like onions, boiled eggs, olives, or raisins! They are often served during parties and festivals as a … More Empanadas (Argentina)

Kabsa (Saudi Arabia)

Kabsa is a traditional Saudi Arabian rice-based dish served with a large portion of meat (chicken, camel, beef, lamb). Kabsa can be found all over the Middle East under different names and with slight differences in the use of spices. Thank you to Martha Stewart for her rendition of Chicken Kabsa, serving 6. Ingredients For the Lemon … More Kabsa (Saudi Arabia)

Ceviche (Peru)

Ceviche is a seafood dish popular in the Pacific coastal region of Latin America and it is considered a national dish of Peru. It is made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juice with chopped onions, salt and cilantro. Thank you to Taylor Kiser for providing this recipe. Ingredients 1/2 Cup onion finely diced 1 Cup tomato chopped 1/2 lb thawed shrimp … More Ceviche (Peru)

Kimchi Stew (Korea)

Kimchi Stew is a Korean dish that is made with Kimchi, which is a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables. The stew also includes scallions, onions, tofu, and pork. Thank you Hyosun for the recipe.  Ingredients 2 cups packed bite size kimchi (fully fermented) 4 ounces fresh pork belly (or other pork … More Kimchi Stew (Korea)

Arepas (Venezuela)

Arepa is a type of food made of ground maize dough or cooked flour andprominent in the cuisine of  Venezuela. The arepa is one of the most common pre-Hispanic foods still popular in Venezuela. Thank you to Oriana Romero for sharing this recipe, designed to serve 4 people Ingredients 2 cups of water 1 teaspoon of salt 1 1/2 cups … More Arepas (Venezuela)

Dukkah (Egypt)

Dukkah, pronounced doo-kah, is an Egyptian spice mixture named from the Arabic term for pounding. This fragrant condiment has a distinct nutty taste and is commonly found in markets of the Middle East, especially Egypt. Thank you to the Spruce Eats for this recipe. Ingredients 3/4 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup roasted chickpeas 1/4 cup … More Dukkah (Egypt)