What’s Your Favorite Global Cuisine?

The Olympics have me in a global state of mind. One of the great things about living just outside a major city is that there is no lack of restaurants serving food from all over the world. I love being able to grab sushi one day and authentic Italian the next. Here are a few of my favorite dishes from across the world.

Italian

Italian White Bean and Spinach Soup: Sometimes called “Italian Style Wedding,” this soup is a traditional champ.

Italian Calamari: Stuffed calamari is an ideal appetizer for a dinner party.

Greek

Orzo Salad: Greek purple-black kalamata olives and feta cheese blend with rice-shaped orzo pasta for this salad.

Greek Lamb in Pita Pockets: An excellent meal for people on the go.

German

Spaetzel Dumplings: This family recipe has been passed down for year.

German Chocolate Cheesecake: Everyone loves cheesecake and chocolate. This is an easy recipe to put together and the German chocolate and caramel makes for a scrumptious and very attractive cheesecake dessert.

Southern Cooking

Baked Cheesy Grits: This southern comfort food can be eaten for breakfast or as a side dish at dinner.

Southern Fried Chicken: A cut-up chicken dredged in buttermilk and seasoned flour, then deep fried to perfection.

Indian

Kheema: This typical Indian dish isn’t too spicy, which is why I like it. Feel free to add cayenne pepper to suit your taste.

Chicken Curry: Cardamom, cinnamon and of course curry go into this heavily seasoned, classic Indian dish. You’ll love the aroma that fills up your kitchen.

Mexico

Homemade Salsa: The basis of good Mexican-style cooking.

Tea Cakes: Little balls of dough coated with layers of powdered sugar and baked. Perfect bite-size cookies.

Japanese

Japanese Broiled Mackerel: Japanese marinade sauce gives a lovely taste and texture to broiled mackerel. Yellow tail, tuna or salmon are also good for this recipe.

Yakatori: This Japanese dish is flavored with lemon juice, sesame seeds, garlic and ginger.

What is your favorite global dish?

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  • Deena

    Matzo Ball SOUP!

  • http://www.shopcookware.ie/wmf/5cat.aspx Wmf

    Bobotie is a great South Africa dish!

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