Basbousa (Egypt)

Basbousa is a traditonal Middle Eastern sweet cake made from semolina, the same wheat used in pasta and couscous. This sweet cake is usually soaked in simple syrup and can be eaten with nuts, heavy cream, or plain. There are so many variations of semolina treats so we’d like to thank The Mediterranean Dish for sharing … More Basbousa (Egypt)

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)

Tiramisu (Italy)

Tiramisu is a popular coffee-flavored Italian dessert, meaning “cheer me up”. It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, flavored with cocoa. Thank you Meggan Hill for this Tiramisu recipe. Ingredients For the filling 6 egg yolks 3/4 cup sugar 2/3 cup milk 1 pound marscapone cheese For the whipped cream 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream … More Tiramisu (Italy)

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)