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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?