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Braised Short Ribs

Meats | Braised Short Ribs

(Jewish beef ribs simmered in red wine)

While brisket is the traditional choice for Passover, more and more Jews are turning to braised beef short ribs as a more tender, flavorful and luxurious option for their post-Seder meal. Read more »


Soups | Carapulcra

(Peruvian pork and freeze-dried potato stew)

Modern Peruvian cuisine has several dishes with ancient roots in Incan culture, and carapulcra is one of them. Carapulcra is a thick stew made with meat and the freeze-dried potatoes called chuño, or papa seca. Read more »

Hoi Nam Gai Fan

Poultry | Hainanese Chicken Rice

(Singaporean Hainanese chicken rice)

Hainanese chicken rice (海南鸡饭) is based on a dish from Hainan province in China and was adapted by the immigrant Chinese population in Singapore. Chicken rice is one of Singapore's most popular meals. Read more »

Singapore Chilli Crab

Fish | Singapore Chilli Crab

(Singaporean crab in a spicy tomato-chili sauce)

If you love crab, you simply must try Singapore chilli crab. Considered by some to be Singapore's national dish, this saucy seafood stir fry has an amazing sweet-sour-salty flavor with just enough chile punch to wake up your tastebuds. Messy? Yes! Mouthwatering? Absolutely! Read more »


Vegetables | Hasselbackspotatis

(Swedish Hasselback butter-baked potatoes)

Hasselback potatoes are a stellar side dish when you want to wow special guests. Deep parallel cuts let the butter's rich flavor penetrate to the heart of the potatoes as they bake and ensure a golden-brown crust. Read more »


Appetizers | Dolmathes

(Greek grape leaves stuffed with rice and meat)

The Greek word dolmathes, or dolmades (ντολμαδες) comes from Turkish dolma, which is a general term for stuffed vegetables. Greek dolmathes, often known simply as dolmas in English, are stuffed grape leaves. This fresh and healthy finger food is also popular in Turkey, the Middle East and the Balkans. Read more »

Cherniy Hleb

Breads | Cherniy Hleb, Russian Black Bread

(Russian black bread)

A hearty loaf of sourdough rye bread represents for many Russians the core of the Russian soul. As an old Russian saying goes, "porridge is our mother; bread is our father." Read more »


Ingredients | Rutabagas

(Finnish mashed rutabaga casserole)

This hearty Finnish side dish is similar to mashed potatoes, but with the special, earthy flavor of rutabagas (lanttu), also known as yellow turnips or swedes. Lanttulaatikko is a favorite Christmas dish on Finnish holiday tables. Read more »

Torta Rustica di Mele

Desserts | Torta Rustica di Mele

(Italian rustic apple cake)

This classic Italian apple dessert is a wonderful way to welcome the crisp days of autumn. Lightly sweetened, torta rustica di mele lets the sweet-tart flavor of the apples shine through. This simple cake comes together and turns out beautifully. It's a recipe you'll return to again and again. Read more »


Soups | Ärtsoppa

(Swedish yellow pea soup)

Ärtsoppa (AIRT-soh-puh) is a thick yellow pea soup traditionally served on Thursday evenings in Sweden, along with ham or sausages and pancakes with jam. A similar soup made with green split peas and called hernekeitto is eaten in Finland. Read more »