International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

International Soup and Stew Recipes

Bowl of soup with a ladle

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Nothing warms the soul like a hot bowl of soup or a comforting stew, slow-simmered on the stove. Soups and stews can be among the simplest of creations, but their often complex flavor can belie the ease of their creation. Every pot is endlessly customizable — substitute an ingredient here, subtract one there, add a new one this time — so each pot takes on its maker's personality.

Most soups and stews benefit from a slow simmer and gain in flavor if made a day ahead, which makes this cooking method a favorite of the Slow Food movement.

International Soup and Stew Recipes

Bigos

Bigos Recipe (Polish hunter's stew of meat, cabbage and sauerkraut)

(Polish hunter's stew of meat, cabbage and sauerkraut)

Borshch

Borshch Recipe (Ukrainian, Russian beet soup)

(Ukrainian, Russian beet soup)

Bredie

Bredie Recipe (South African lamb stew)

(South African lamb stew)

Carapulcra

Carapulcra Recipe (Peruvian pork and freeze-dried potato stew)

(Peruvian pork and freeze-dried potato stew)

Cioppino

Cioppino Recipe (American fish and seafood stew)

(American fish and seafood stew)

Curry Laksa

Curry Laksa Recipe (Malaysian, Singaporean coconut curried noodle soup)

(Malaysian, Singaporean coconut curried noodle soup)

Dashi

Dashi Recipe (Japanese basic soup stock)

(Japanese basic soup stock)

Ewa Dodo

Black-eyed peas

(Nigerian black-eyed pea stew with plantains)

Feijoada

Feijoada Recipe (Brazilian pork, beef and black bean stew)

(Brazilian pork, beef and black bean stew)