We’re all missing out on the culinary delights of travel right now as globetrotting takes a pause. Luckily, grocery stores are still open and we can stock up on ingredients to try out some delicious recipes in our own kitchens. Here at Globetrotting, we’ve been sharing recipes for quite some time, so we thought we’d share six favourites from the past few years, one representing each regional division within our company. So if you’re looking for easy-to-make recipes from around the world, we’ve got six recipes that’ll keep you busy in your kitchen and let you enjoy a bit of the flavours of travel at home.
It may be spring in the northern hemisphere, but that doesn’t mean weather has warmed up across all regions yet. Which is why this Egyptian okra stew is a great dish for a colder day when you need a bit of a warm pick-me-up. It’s very filling, can easily be modified for vegetarians, and offers a taste of Egypt at home.
If you aren’t already addicted to kimchi, you’re missing out. This spicy, fermented cabbage dish is the staple of Korean cooking, being served with every meal. Koreans attribute many of their societal health benefits to the consumption of kimchi, so think of it as a healthy dish that’ll take you to Korea until you can explore for yourself.
This garlicky sauce is the ultimate marinade or dipping sauce for succulent meats. It’s best when paired with grilled beef (as the Argentines do), but it’s also delicious served alongside rice, beans, or even as a dipping sauce for bread. Gear up for barbecue season and make a jar of chimichurri to put to good use.
These cookies from Downunder are tied in the popular imagination to ANZAC Day, the holiday that honours the fallen members of ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corp) from World War I, especially those who served on the Gallipoli campaign. Back then, soldiers enjoyed these biscuits in care packages from home. Today, they’re the sweet that captures the flavours of Downunder.
Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken
Pacific Islanders are masters at grilling meat, and Hawaiians are no exceptions. Huli Huli Chicken is a favourite barbecue dish in Hawaii and is easy to replicate at home. Just whip together this pineapple-based marinade and warm up the grill to enjoy a taste of a Hawaiian barbecue in your own backyard.
Some people will tell you that borscht is only appropriate as a winter dish, but this beet soup is as versatile as soups come. You can eat it hot or cold, in summer or winter, with meat or without (and even without beets, if you’re feeling really dangerous). No matter how you enjoy this hearty soup, it’s guaranteed to conjure the flavours of the Baltic.
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