International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

Bread Recipes

Loaf of whole wheat bread

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Baked, grilled, steamed or fried, bread is often called the "staff of life." It has been a basic foodstuff for a variety of cultures for millenia. Bread isn't just a source of nutrition. It also has remarkable cultural and symbolic significance, from its inclusion as an element of the Christian Eucharist to its use as a metaphor for money.

International Bread Recipes


Challah (Jewish braided Sabbath bread)

(Israeli Jewish braided Sabbath bread)

Pan de Muerto

Mexican Day of the Dead bread

(Mexican anise-scented bread for the Day of the Dead)


Lavash (Southwest Asian thin flatbread)

(Southwest Asian thin flatbread)


Lefse (Norwegian potato flatbread)

(Norwegian potato flatbread)

Medu Vada

Medu Vada (South Indian deep-fried lentil fritters)

(South Indian deep-fried lentil fritters)


Scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam

(Scottish quick teacakes)


Injera (Ethiopian, Eritrean sourdough crepe)

(Ethiopian, Eritrean sourdough crepe)


Woman making blue corn tlacoyos

(Mexican bean-stuffed masa patties)


A pan of migas murcianas

(Portuguese, Spanish leftover bread dish)


Osaka-style okonomiyaki on the griddle

(Japanese savory "as-you-like-it" pancakes)