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80 Authentic Recipes from Around the World

Caroline StankoUpdated: May. 01, 2020

Travel around the world without leaving your kitchen with these international recipes. From Canada to Australia, Mexico to Sweden—and everywhere in between.

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Colcannon Potatoes Taste of Home

Colcannon Potatoes

Ireland:
Every Irish family has its own version or this classic dish. My recipe comes from my father’s family in Ireland. It’s part of my St. Pat’s menu, along with lamb chops, carrots and soda bread. —Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon
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Irish Spiced Beef Taste of Home

Irish Spiced Beef

Ireland:
The story goes that my Irish ancestors brought this recipe along when they immigrated to the U.S. It takes nearly a week, start to finish, but that gives the meat time to become really tenderized and build up layers of flavor. —Mary Shenk, Dekalb, Illinois
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Scottish Oatmeal Rolls Taste of Home

Scottish Oatmeal Rolls

Scotland:
My family likes rolls that can hold up to scooping gravies, sauces and more. This recipe is a favorite. The oatmeal in the dough gives it a Scottish touch. —Peggy Goodrich, Enid, Oklahoma
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Almond Tea Bread Taste of Home

Almond Tea Bread

Scotland:
My aunt brought her tea bread recipe with her from Scotland, and a fresh-baked loaf has become a family tradition during the holidays. Each slice is loaded with red cherries. —Kathleen Showers, Briggsdale, Colorado
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English Rhubarb Crumble Taste of Home

English Rhubarb Crumble

England:
When I met my English husband and served him just the crumble, he said it was fantastic but really needed a custard sauce over it. We found a terrific sauce recipe from England, and now the pair is perfect together. I wouldn’t eat it any other way. —Amy Freeman, Cave Creek, Arizona
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Crispy Fish & Chips Taste of Home

Crispy Fish & Chips

England:
A British pub classic turns crown jewel when you add horseradish, panko and Worcestershire. You can also try it with white fish like cod or haddock. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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German Potato Dumplings Taste of Home

German Potato Dumplings

Germany:
Potato dumplings (called Kartoffel Kloesse in Germany) are a delightful addition to any German feast. The browned butter sauce is delectable.—Arline Hofland, Deer Lodge, Montana
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Oma's Apfelkuchen (Grandma's Apple Cake) Taste of Home

Oma's Apfelkuchen (Grandma's Apple Cake)

Germany:
My husband’s German family calls this Oma’s apfelkuchen, “Grandma’s apple cake.” They’ve been sharing the recipe for more than 150 years. I use Granny Smith apples, but any variety works. —Amy Kirchen, Loveland, Ohio —Amy Kirchen, Loveland, Ohio
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Sparkling Peach Bellinis Taste of Home

Sparkling Peach Bellinis

Italy:
Folks will savor the subtle peach flavor in this elegant brunch beverage. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Italian Pasta Sauce Taste of Home

Italian Pasta Sauce

Italy:
As a special part of their wedding buffet, my daughter Kris’ husband fixed a big batch of this thick flavorful pasta sauce. The recipe was brought by his grandmother from Italy 80 years ago. —Judy Braun, Juneau, Wisconsin
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Hazelnut Macarons Taste of Home

Hazelnut Macarons

France:
Julia Child had a love of life and French cooking, as she and and Alex Prud’homme described in the book My Life in France. The woman who introduced Americans to the delights of French cuisine would find these crisp, chewy French-style macarons cookies a delight, too! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Cassoulet for Today Taste of Home

Cassoulet for Today

France:
Traditionally cooked for hours, this cassoulet recipe offers the same homey taste in less time. It’s easy on the wallet, too. —Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida
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Finnish Pinwheels Taste of Home

Finnish Pinwheels

Finland:
When my sister was hosting an exchange student from Finland, she served these cookies I’d made to her guest. The young lady instantly recognized what they were. So I know they’re still being made in our ancestors’ country! —Ilona Barron, Ontonagon, Michigan
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Lemon & Dill Shrimp Sandwiches Taste of Home

Lemon & Dill Shrimp Sandwiches

Norway:
Our family took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Norway, where we got to eat incredible shrimp sandwiches like these. The crustier the bread, the better. —Monica Kolva, Millville, New Jersey
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Crispy Norwegian Bows Taste of Home

Crispy Norwegian Bows

Norway:
I’ve been fixing these cookies for so long, I don’t recall where the recipe came from. They’re a “must” at our house.—Janie Norwood, Albany, Georgia
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Classic Swedish Meatballs Taste of Home

Classic Swedish Meatballs

Sweden:
I’m a “Svenska flicka” (Swedish girl) from northwest Iowa, where many Swedes settled at the turn of the century. I think you’ll agree that these modern-day “Kottbullar” are very tasty. —Emily Gould, Hawarden, Iowa
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Swedish Cream Apple Rings Taste of Home

Swedish Cream Apple Rings

Sweden:
My mother made this classic coffee cake for every important holiday…Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter. Now, I carry on the tradition and as I make them, I remember my mom who was a lot like this recipe, soft and tasteful, but full of surprises.—Heather Hood, Hillsboro, Oregon
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Dutch Letters Taste of Home

Dutch Letters

Netherlands:
These “S”-shaped super flaky butter pastries filled with almond paste and topped with crunchy sugar are popular in both Iowa and Holland during the Christmas season. Here’s a recipe that will let you make and enjoy them all year round. —Shirley De Lange, Byron Center, Michigan
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Dutch Baby Pancake with Strawberry-Almond Compote Taste of Home

Dutch Baby Pancake with Strawberry-Almond Compote

Netherlands:
Pannekoeken, or Dutch baked pancakes, are a treat in my husband’s family. You can also try this recipe with vanilla extract, blueberries and lemon peel. —Jennifer Beckman, Falls Church, Virginia
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True Belgian Waffles Taste of Home

True Belgian Waffles

Belgium:
It was on a visit to my husband’s relatives in Belgium that I was given this waffle recipe. Back in the U.S., I served the waffles to his Belgian-born grandmother. She said they tasted just like home.—Rose Delemeester, St. Charles, Michigan
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Steamed Mussels with Peppers Taste of Home

Steamed Mussels with Peppers

Belgium:
Use the French bread to soak up the deliciously seasoned broth. If you like food zippy, add the jalapeno seeds. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Slow-Cooked Spicy Portuguese Cacoila Taste of Home

Slow-Cooked Spicy Portuguese Cacoila

Portugal:
Portuguese pulled pork is a spicy dish often served at our large family functions. Each cook generally adds his or her own touches that reflect their taste and Portuguese heritage. —Michele Merlino, Exeter, Rhode Island
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Rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast) Taste of Home

Rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast)

Portugal:
I find this dish a comforting reminder of my childhood. The creamy custard center contrasts deliciously with the cinnamon sugar crust. —Ana Paula Cioffi, Hayward, California
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Chicken Paella Taste of Home

Chicken Paella

Spain:
Turmeric lends flavor and a pretty golden color to this Spanish-style entree. Haven’t tried arborio rice? You’ll love its creamy texture.
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Spanish Hominy Taste of Home

Spanish Hominy

Spain:
I received this recipe from a good friend who is a fabulous cook. The colorful side dish gets its zesty flavor from spicy canned tomatoes with green chilies. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
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Nana's Italian Roulade Taste of Home

Nana's Italian Roulade

Sicily:
My great aunt from Sicily taught my mother how to stuff and bake a steak in a jellyroll style. It’s unique and really special in our family. —Roseanne McDonald, Days Creek, Oregon
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Cuccidati Taste of Home

Cuccidati

Sicily:
The compliments are well worth making these Sicilian cookies—they’re the best recipe I’ve found! —Carolyn Fafinski, Dunkirk, New York
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Kourambiethes Taste of Home

Kourambiethes

Greece:
My daughter-in-law gave me this recipe. Her grandmother was born in Greece and bakes these cookies for special occasions, including Christmas.—Carol Dale, Greenville, Texas
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Nikki's Perfect Pastitsio Taste of Home

Nikki's Perfect Pastitsio

Greece:
My mother used to work so hard in the kitchen to make this classic Greek dish, and the results were always well worth her effort. My recipe for pastitsio is easier, a bit lighter and every bit as great as Mom’s.—Nikki Tsangaris, Westfield, Indiana
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Caramel Apple Strudel Taste of Home

Caramel Apple Strudel

Austria:
My father, who was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, would tell us stories about how his mother covered all of the kitchen counters with dough whenever she made apple strudel. This recipe is a modern, delicious way to carry on part of my family’s heritage. —Sarah Haengel, Bowie, Maryland
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Austrian Walnut Cookies Taste of Home

Austrian Walnut Cookies

Austria:
Known as palatschinkens in Austria, these rich cookies melt in your mouth. The delicate, tender pastry surrounds a walnut filling that’s just sweet enough. The recipe comes from a co-worker who was known for her wonderful baked goods. —Donna Gaston, Coplay, Pennsylvania
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Homemade Polish Pierogi Taste of Home

Homemade Polish Pierogi

Poland:
My mother made many dozens of these and measured ingredients using the palm of her hand. We’ve passed the recipe down over the years as the family has grown. —Veronica Weinkauf, South Bend, Indiana
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Grandma's Polish Cookies Taste of Home

Grandma's Polish Cookies

Poland:
This traditional khruchiki recipe has been handed down through my mother’s side from my great-grandmother. As a child, it was my job to loop the end of each cookie through its hole. —Sherine Elise Gilmour, Brooklyn, New York
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Curried Beef Stew Taste of Home

Curried Beef Stew

Japan:
My mother, who was Japanese, made a dish very similar to this. After a lot of experimenting, I came up with a version that is very close to the one she used to make. This beef curry stew recipe is special to me because it brings back memories of my mother. —Gloria Gowins, Dalton, Ohio
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Poteca Nut Roll Taste of Home

Poteca Nut Roll

Yugoslavia:
My mother-in-law brought this recipe from Yugoslavia in the early 1900’s. It was a tradition in her family to serve it for holidays and special occasions. Now it’s my tradition. Family members often help roll our the dough and add the filling. —Mrs. Anthony Setta, Saegertown, Pennsylvania
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Bohemian Kolaches

Bohemian Kolaches

Czech Republic:
This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, who received it from her mother! It was a standard treat in their family, made nearly every week. Now I make this dish for my own family for special occasions. —Maxine Hron, Quincy, Illinois
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Beef Paprikash with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes Taste of Home

Beef Paprikash with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

Hungary:
Beef cooked Hungarian-style with paprika, peppers and tomatoes makes a marvelous Sunday dinner. We prefer it with Kluski egg noodles, or try mashed potatoes. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois
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Sour Cream Cucumbers Taste of Home

Sour Cream Cucumbers

Hungary:
It’s been a tradition at our house to serve this dish with the other Hungarian specialties my mom learned to make from the women at church. It’s especially good during the summer when the cucumbers are fresh-picked from the garden. —Pamela Eaton, Monclova, Ohio
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Charoset Taste of Home

Charoset

Israel:
Charoset with apples, walnuts and spices has a special meaning for the Passover holiday. It represents mortar used for brickmaking when the Israelites were in Egypt. The sweetness represents freedom. —Gloria Mezikofsky, Wakefield, Massachusetts
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Lehmejun (Armenian Pizza) Taste of Home

Lehmejun (Armenian Pizza)

Armenia:
This pizza-style recipe came from my friend Ruby’s mom, who is a crazy-good cook. I added my own flair and tweaked it by using flour tortillas instead of making a dough. —Tamar Yacoubian, Ketchum, Idaho
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New Zealand Rosemary Lamb Shanks Taste of Home

New Zealand Rosemary Lamb Shanks

New Zealand:
When I was young my family lived in New Zealand for two years after the war. One item that was always available was lamb shanks. Mother cooked them all the time with root vegetables, and to this day I love lamb! —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Shortbread Taste of Home

Shortbread

New Zealand:
I live in Missouri, but many family recipes come from New Zealand where I was born. My parents moved there when I was a year old, so I have a “Down Under” heritage. These special-occasion cookies bring back warm memories of my childhood, and I’m going to make sure they’re passed on to the next generation in my family…no matter where they live! —Allen Swenson, Camdenton, Missouri
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Beef & Onion Piroshki Taste of Home

Beef & Onion Piroshki

Russia:
When I lived in Seattle, one of my favorite places was a small stand that sold piroshki—Russian stuffed pocket sandwiches. Whenever I’m missing my former town, I make my own batch. —julie merriman, Seattle, Washington
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Roasted Beet Jam Taste of Home

Roasted Beet Jam

Russia:
This spicy jam recipe is from my Russian grandmother, who had no written recipes and who gave a few jars of the jam as gifts. I re-created the recipe from memory and think of her each time I prepare it. If you want to increase the yield, it’s easy to double the recipe. I like to serve the jam on buttered toast or with cream cheese on toasted pita. The jars, which are dark red from the beets, make a welcome gift.—Susan Asanovic, Wilton, Connecticut
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Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

India:
This Indian-style dish has flavors that keep me coming back for more ? a simple dish spiced with garam masala, cumin and gingerroot that’s simply amazing. —Jaclyn Bell, Logan, Utah
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Thai Red Curry Chicken & Vegetables Taste of Home

Thai Red Curry Chicken & Vegetables

India:
The key to this curry chicken is getting complex flavors without a heavy feel. For the veggies, I like colorful pea pods, sweet red peppers and water chestnuts. —David Dahlman, Chatsworth, California
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Vegetable Pad Thai Taste of Home

Vegetable Pad Thai

Thailand:
Classic flavors of Thailand abound in this fragrant and flavorful dish featuring peanuts, tofu and noodles. New to tofu? It beefs up protein in this satisfying entree, for a delicious way to introduce it to your diet. —Sara Landry, Brookline, Massachusetts
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Thai Chicken Thighs Taste of Home

Thai Chicken Thighs

Thailand:
These very tender and moist chicken thighs come with a tangy peanut butter sauce that is irresistible.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Slow-Cooker Malaysian Chicken Taste of Home

Slow-Cooker Malaysian Chicken

Malaysia:
Malaysian food has influences from the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Thai, Portuguese and British. In this dish, Asian ingredients combine for maximum flavor, and the sweet potatoes help to thicken the sauce as the dish slowly cooks. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Chinese Scallion Pancakes

China:
Unlike true pancakes, “Cong You Bing” (or Chinese scallion pancakes) are made from a dough instead of a batter. The tasty appetizers are the perfect “sponge” for mopping up extra sauce and can be made ahead of time for convenience. Just wrap in foil and reheat in the oven. —Jenni Sharp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Sweet-and-Sour Pork

Sweet-and-Sour Pork

China:
After my sister moved away to the university, I used to visit her on weekends. She often made this wonderful and tangy pork dish. Now, every time I make it for my family, it reminds me of those special visits. Everyone who tries it loves it. -Cherry Williams, St. Albert, Alberta
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Vietnamese Pork Lettuce Wraps Taste of Home

Vietnamese Pork Lettuce Wraps

Vietnam:
These Vietnamese Pork Lettuce Wraps are a perfect and low-fuss way to feed a group. Place the ingredients in separate dishes and let your guests assemble their own wrap, which allows them to personalize to suit their tastes. —Gretchen Barnes, Fairfax, Virginia
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Pork & Vegetable Spring Rolls

Pork & Vegetable Spring Rolls

Vietnam:
I thought rice paper wrappers would be a quick, fun way to put salad ingredients into a hand-held snack or meal. I also make this with shrimp or add in cranberries. Go ahead, experiment! —Marla Strader, Ozark, Missouri
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Stir-Fry Rice Bowl Taste of Home

Stir-Fry Rice Bowl

South Korea:
My meatless version of Korean bibimbap is tasty, pretty and easy to tweak for different spice levels. Koreans usually eat this rice dish with some beef, but I decided to top it with an egg. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
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Korean Sausage Bowl Taste of Home

Korean Sausage Bowl

South Korea:
When we hosted a student from South Korea, she shared some of her favorite Korean dishes. We especially like bibimbap. I created a variation on the dish with Italian sausage. —Michal Riege, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Filipino Adobo Aromatic Chicken Taste of Home

Filipino Adobo Aromatic Chicken

Philippines:
This saucy chicken packs a wallop of flavor—salty, sweet, sour, slightly spicy and even a little umami. It can be made on the stove, too. Any way I make it, I think it tastes even better the next day served over warm rice. —Loanne Chiu, Fort Worth, Texas
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Aussie Sausage Rolls Taste of Home

Aussie Sausage Rolls

Australia:
I was born and raised in Australia, but moved to the U.S. when I married my husband. When I long for a taste of home, I bake up a batch of these sausage rolls and share them with neighbors or co-workers. —Melissa Landon, Port Charlotte, Florida
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Zimtsterne Taste of Home

Zimtsterne

Switzerland:
During December, homes and bakeries in Switzerland are filled with the aroma of classic cookies like these “Zimtsterne.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tagine Taste of Home

Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tagine

Morocco:
While traveling through Morocco, my wife and I fell in love with the complex flavors of the many tagines we tried. Resist the urge to stir this dish too much, as it will break down the veggies. Add shredded cooked chicken in the last 10 minutes, or serve with grilled fish. —Raymond Wyatt, West St. Paul, Minnesota
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Moroccan Pot Roast Taste of Home

Moroccan Pot Roast

Morocco:
My husband loves his meat and I love my veggies, so we’re both happy with this spiced twist on the beefy pot roast. With chickpeas, eggplant, honey and mint, it’s like something you’d eat at a Marrakech bazaar. —Catherine Dempsey, Clifton Park, New York
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Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls Taste of Home

Tomato-Garlic Lentil Bowls

Ethiopia:
An Ethiopian recipe inspired this feel-good dinner that’s tangy, creamy and packed with hearty comfort. —Rachael Cushing, Portland, Oregon
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Argentine Lasagna Taste of Home

Argentine Lasagna

Argentina:
My family is from Argentina, which has a strong Italian heritage and large cattle ranches. This all-in-one lasagna is packed with meat, cheese and veggies. —Sylvia Maenenr, Omaha, Nebraska
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Lime and Dill Chimichurri Shrimp

Lime and Dill Chimichurri Shrimp

Argentina:
Chimichurri is a very popular condiment in Argentina and Uruguay and is most often used as a dipping sauce or a marinade for meats. My chimichurri shrimp version incorporates dill and lime, which give it a brighter flavor and makes it ideal for spring and summer entertaining. —Bonnie Landy, Castro Valley, California
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Colorful Avocado Salad Taste of Home

Colorful Avocado Salad

Brazil:
I appreciate the crisp, fresh vegetables and bright colors in this nutritious salad. A friend gave me the idea for this recipe while we were discussing salads. —Bev Lehrman, Gijoca, Brazil
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Brazilian Pork & Black Bean Stew Taste of Home

Brazilian Pork & Black Bean Stew

Brazil:
During high school, I spent a year in Brazil and fell in love with the culture and food. One of my favorite dishes was feijoada, a chili-like stew served over white rice. I introduced this version to my family, and it has become one of our favorite comfort foods. —Andrea Romanczyk, Magna, Utah
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Cazuela Taste of Home

Cazuela

Chile:
I learned to make Cazuela while we were living in Chile for a few months. We grow extra butternut squash in our garden just for this favorite recipe. —Louise Schmid, Marshall, Minnesota
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Easy Cuban Picadillo

Easy Cuban Picadillo

Cuba:
My girlfriend gave me this delicious recipe years ago. I’ve made it ever since for family and friends, and they all love it. My daughter loves to take leftovers to school for lunch the next day. —Marie Wielgus, Wayne, New Jersey
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Easy Ropa Vieja Stew Taste of Home

Easy Ropa Vieja Stew

Cuba:
Use your slow cooker for this meaty Cuban classic, which offers bold flavors without a lot of hands-on time. —Denise Nyland, Panama City, Florida
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Lemon & Garlic New Potatoes Taste of Home

Lemon & Garlic New Potatoes

Costa Rica:
This is a simplified version of a dish my Costa Rican host sister used to make when I was in the Peace Corps. It has become a favorite side dish at my house. —Katie Bartle, Parkville, Missouri
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Caribbean Curried Chicken Taste of Home

Caribbean Curried Chicken

Virgin Islands: Having grown up in the Virgin Islands, I’ve eaten my fair share of authentic curried chicken. This recipe hits the mark with big, bold flavors. It’s delicious served over rice. —Sharon Gibson, Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Coconut Mango Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce Taste of Home

Coconut Mango Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce

Puerto Rico:
All of the fun flavors of Puerto Rico come together in a dessert that’s both exotic and familiar. Topped with a brown sugar rum sauce, it’s even better with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. —Jennifer Jackson, Keller, Texas
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Peppered Cilantro Rice Taste of Home

Peppered Cilantro Rice

Puerto Rico:
This colorful confetti rice is a traditional dish in Puerto Rico. We enjoy it in the summer alongside grilled shrimp kabobs, but it is good with most any entree. -Laura Lunardi of West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Jamaican-Style Beef Stew Taste of Home

Jamaican-Style Beef Stew

Jamaica:
This delicious stew makes a hearty supper with a lighter touch. The leaner cut of meat, herbs and seasonings and fresh vegetables make it so flavorful, you’ll want another bowl! —James Hayes, Ridgecrest, California
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Jamaican Chocolate Cookies with Caramel Creme Taste of Home

Jamaican Chocolate Cookies with Caramel Creme

Jamaica:
I made these for an office party cookie contest—and not a crumb was left on the platter! Sweet potatoes are the secret ingredient. Canned sweet potatoes will work, too, if you’re short on time. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Quick Tacos al Pastor Taste of Home

Quick Tacos al Pastor

Mexico:
My husband is a high school football referee and gives my version a thumb’s up. —Lori McLain, Denton, Texas
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Slow-Cooker Pork Pozole

Slow-Cooker Pork Pozole

Mexico:
When the snow begins falling, I make a heartwarming stew with pork ribs and hominy. This is a fill-you-up recipe of lightly spiced comfort. —Genie Gunn, Asheville, North Carolina
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Poutine Taste of Home

Poutine

Canada:
The ultimate in French-Canadian junk food, poutine commonly features warm fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. This side dish is quick to fix with frozen potatoes and packaged gravy but has all the traditional greasy spoon comfort. —Shelisa Terry, Henderson, Nevada
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Calgary Nanaimo Bars Taste of Home

Calgary Nanaimo Bars

Canada:
This version may claim roots in Alberta, but the original was said to be dreamed up in a Nanaimo, British Columbia kitchen. They’re three delicious layers of Canadian goodness. —Carol Hillier, Calgary, Alberta
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All-American Hamburgers Taste of Home

All-American Hamburgers

United States:
We do a lot of camping and outdoor cooking. Hamburgers are on our menu more than any other food. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
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All-American Pie

United States:
With apples, cherries and blueberries, this patriotic slab pie even tastes American. If the day doesn’t call for stars and stripes, feel free to use any shaped cookie cutters you like for this awe-inspiring potluck dessert. —James Schend, Editor, Taste of Home
Originally Published: March 02, 2020
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Colcannon Potatoes Ireland: Every Irish family has its own version or this classic dish. My recipe comes from my father’s family in Ireland. It’s part of my St. Pat’s menu, along with lamb chops, carrots and soda bread. —Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon
2020/06/10 20:30
Scottish Oatmeal Rolls Scotland: My family likes rolls that can hold up to scooping gravies, sauces and more. This recipe is a favorite. The oatmeal in the dough gives it a Scottish touch. —Peggy Goodrich, Enid, Oklahoma
2020/06/10 20:30
Crispy Fish & Chips England: A British pub classic turns crown jewel when you add horseradish, panko and Worcestershire. You can also try it with white fish like cod or haddock. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
2020/06/10 20:31
German Potato Dumplings Germany: Potato dumplings (called Kartoffel Kloesse in Germany) are a delightful addition to any German feast. The browned butter sauce is delectable.—Arline Hofland, Deer Lodge, Montana
2020/06/10 20:31
Italian Pasta Sauce Italy: As a special part of their wedding buffet, my daughter Kris’ husband fixed a big batch of this thick flavorful pasta sauce. The recipe was brought by his grandmother from Italy 80 years ago. —Judy Braun, Juneau, Wisconsin
2020/06/10 20:31
Cassoulet for Today France: Traditionally cooked for hours, this cassoulet recipe offers the same homey taste in less time. It’s easy on the wallet, too. —Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida
2020/06/10 20:31
Finnish Pinwheels Finland: When my sister was hosting an exchange student from Finland, she served these cookies I’d made to her guest. The young lady instantly recognized what they were. So I know they’re still being made in our ancestors’ country! —Ilona Barron, Ontonagon, Michigan
2020/06/10 20:31
Classic Swedish Meatballs Sweden: I’m a “Svenska flicka” (Swedish girl) from northwest Iowa, where many Swedes settled at the turn of the century. I think you’ll agree that these modern-day “Kottbullar” are very tasty. —Emily Gould, Hawarden, Iowa
2020/06/10 20:31
Dutch Letters Netherlands: These “S”-shaped super flaky butter pastries filled with almond paste and topped with crunchy sugar are popular in both Iowa and Holland during the Christmas season. Here’s a recipe that will let you make and enjoy them all year round. —Shirley De Lange, Byron Center, Michigan
2020/06/10 20:32
Dutch Letters Netherlands: These “S”-shaped super flaky butter pastries filled with almond paste and topped with crunchy sugar are popular in both Iowa and Holland during the Christmas season. Here’s a recipe that will let you make and enjoy them all year round. —Shirley De Lange, Byron Center, Michigan
2020/06/10 20:32
True Belgian Waffles Belgium: It was on a visit to my husband’s relatives in Belgium that I was given this waffle recipe. Back in the U.S., I served the waffles to his Belgian-born grandmother. She said they tasted just like home.—Rose Delemeester, St. Charles, Michigan
2020/06/10 20:32
Rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast) Portugal: I find this dish a comforting reminder of my childhood. The creamy custard center contrasts deliciously with the cinnamon sugar crust. —Ana Paula Cioffi, Hayward, California
2020/06/10 20:32
Spanish Hominy Spain: I received this recipe from a good friend who is a fabulous cook. The colorful side dish gets its zesty flavor from spicy canned tomatoes with green chilies. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
2020/06/10 20:32
Nana's Italian Roulade Sicily: My great aunt from Sicily taught my mother how to stuff and bake a steak in a jellyroll style. It’s unique and really special in our family. —Roseanne McDonald, Days Creek, Oregon
2020/06/10 20:33
Nana's Italian Roulade Sicily: My great aunt from Sicily taught my mother how to stuff and bake a steak in a jellyroll style. It’s unique and really special in our family. —Roseanne McDonald, Days Creek, Oregon
2020/06/10 20:33
Nikki's Perfect Pastitsio Greece: My mother used to work so hard in the kitchen to make this classic Greek dish, and the results were always well worth her effort. My recipe for pastitsio is easier, a bit lighter and every bit as great as Mom’s.—Nikki Tsangaris, Westfield, Indiana
2020/06/10 20:33
Caramel Apple Strudel Austria: My father, who was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, would tell us stories about how his mother covered all of the kitchen counters with dough whenever she made apple strudel. This recipe is a modern, delicious way to carry on part of my family’s heritage. —Sarah Haengel, Bowie, Maryland
2020/06/10 20:33
Homemade Polish Pierogi Poland: My mother made many dozens of these and measured ingredients using the palm of her hand. We’ve passed the recipe down over the years as the family has grown. —Veronica Weinkauf, South Bend, Indiana
2020/06/10 20:33
Curried Beef Stew Japan: My mother, who was Japanese, made a dish very similar to this. After a lot of experimenting, I came up with a version that is very close to the one she used to make. This beef curry stew recipe is special to me because it brings back memories of my mother. —Gloria Gowins, Dalton, Ohio
2020/06/10 20:33
Bohemian Kolaches Czech Republic: This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, who received it from her mother! It was a standard treat in their family, made nearly every week. Now I make this dish for my own family for special occasions. —Maxine Hron, Quincy, Illinois
2020/06/10 20:34
Beef Paprikash with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes Hungary: Beef cooked Hungarian-style with paprika, peppers and tomatoes makes a marvelous Sunday dinner. We prefer it with Kluski egg noodles, or try mashed potatoes. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois
2020/06/10 20:34
Lehmejun (Armenian Pizza) Armenia: This pizza-style recipe came from my friend Ruby’s mom, who is a crazy-good cook. I added my own flair and tweaked it by using flour tortillas instead of making a dough. —Tamar Yacoubian, Ketchum, Idaho
2020/06/10 20:34
Shortbread New Zealand: I live in Missouri, but many family recipes come from New Zealand where I was born. My parents moved there when I was a year old, so I have a “Down Under” heritage. These special-occasion cookies bring back warm memories of my childhood, and I’m going to make sure they’re passed on to the next generation in my family…no matter where they live! —Allen Swenson, Camdenton, Missouri
2020/06/10 20:34
Shortbread New Zealand: I live in Missouri, but many family recipes come from New Zealand where I was born. My parents moved there when I was a year old, so I have a “Down Under” heritage. These special-occasion cookies bring back warm memories of my childhood, and I’m going to make sure they’re passed on to the next generation in my family…no matter where they live! —Allen Swenson, Camdenton, Missouri
2020/06/10 20:34
Beef & Onion Piroshki Russia: When I lived in Seattle, one of my favorite places was a small stand that sold piroshki—Russian stuffed pocket sandwiches. Whenever I’m missing my former town, I make my own batch. —julie merriman, Seattle, Washington
2020/06/10 20:34
Chicken Tikka Masala India: This Indian-style dish has flavors that keep me coming back for more ? a simple dish spiced with garam masala, cumin and gingerroot that’s simply amazing. —Jaclyn Bell, Logan, Utah
2020/06/10 20:35
Vegetable Pad Thai Thailand: Classic flavors of Thailand abound in this fragrant and flavorful dish featuring peanuts, tofu and noodles. New to tofu? It beefs up protein in this satisfying entree, for a delicious way to introduce it to your diet. —Sara Landry, Brookline, Massachusetts
2020/06/10 20:35
hai Chicken Thighs Thailand: These very tender and moist chicken thighs come with a tangy peanut butter sauce that is irresistible.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2020/06/10 20:35
Thai Chicken Thighs Thailand: These very tender and moist chicken thighs come with a tangy peanut butter sauce that is irresistible.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2020/06/10 20:35
Slow-Cooker Malaysian Chicken Malaysia: Malaysian food has influences from the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Thai, Portuguese and British. In this dish, Asian ingredients combine for maximum flavor, and the sweet potatoes help to thicken the sauce as the dish slowly cooks. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
2020/06/10 20:35
Sweet-and-Sour Pork China: After my sister moved away to the university, I used to visit her on weekends. She often made this wonderful and tangy pork dish. Now, every time I make it for my family, it reminds me of those special visits. Everyone who tries it loves it. -Cherry Williams, St. Albert, Alberta
2020/06/10 20:36
ork & Vegetable Spring Rolls Vietnam: I thought rice paper wrappers would be a quick, fun way to put salad ingredients into a hand-held snack or meal. I also make this with shrimp or add in cranberries. Go ahead, experiment! —Marla Strader, Ozark, Missouri
2020/06/10 20:36
Pork & Vegetable Spring Rolls Vietnam: I thought rice paper wrappers would be a quick, fun way to put salad ingredients into a hand-held snack or meal. I also make this with shrimp or add in cranberries. Go ahead, experiment! —Marla Strader, Ozark, Missouri
2020/06/10 20:36
Stir-Fry Rice Bowl South Korea: My meatless version of Korean bibimbap is tasty, pretty and easy to tweak for different spice levels. Koreans usually eat this rice dish with some beef, but I decided to top it with an egg. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
2020/06/10 20:36
Korean Sausage Bowl South Korea: When we hosted a student from South Korea, she shared some of her favorite Korean dishes. We especially like bibimbap. I created a variation on the dish with Italian sausage. —Michal Riege, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
2020/06/10 20:36
Filipino Adobo Aromatic Chicken Philippines: This saucy chicken packs a wallop of flavor—salty, sweet, sour, slightly spicy and even a little umami. It can be made on the stove, too. Any way I make it, I think it tastes even better the next day served over warm rice. —Loanne Chiu, Fort Worth, Texas
2020/06/10 20:36
Moroccan Pot Roast Morocco: My husband loves his meat and I love my veggies, so we’re both happy with this spiced twist on the beefy pot roast. With chickpeas, eggplant, honey and mint, it’s like something you’d eat at a Marrakech bazaar. —Catherine Dempsey, Clifton Park, New York
2020/06/10 20:36
Argentine Lasagna Argentina: My family is from Argentina, which has a strong Italian heritage and large cattle ranches. This all-in-one lasagna is packed with meat, cheese and veggies. —Sylvia Maenenr, Omaha, Nebraska
2020/06/10 20:37
Easy Cuban Picadillo Cuba: My girlfriend gave me this delicious recipe years ago. I’ve made it ever since for family and friends, and they all love it. My daughter loves to take leftovers to school for lunch the next day. —Marie Wielgus, Wayne, New Jersey
2020/06/10 20:37
Jamaican-Style Beef Stew Jamaica: This delicious stew makes a hearty supper with a lighter touch. The leaner cut of meat, herbs and seasonings and fresh vegetables make it so flavorful, you’ll want another bowl! —James Hayes, Ridgecrest, California
2020/06/10 20:37
Jamaican Chocolate Cookies with Caramel Creme Jamaica: I made these for an office party cookie contest—and not a crumb was left on the platter! Sweet potatoes are the secret ingredient. Canned sweet potatoes will work, too, if you’re short on time. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
2020/06/10 20:37
Poutine Canada: The ultimate in French-Canadian junk food, poutine commonly features warm fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. This side dish is quick to fix with frozen potatoes and packaged gravy but has all the traditional greasy spoon comfort. —Shelisa Terry, Henderson, Nevada
2020/06/10 20:38
All-American Hamburgers United States: We do a lot of camping and outdoor cooking. Hamburgers are on our menu more than any other food. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
2020/06/10 20:38