Are you thinking about that handmade pasta you made on your last trip to Italy? Or perhaps you're daydreaming about the crispy fish and chips that left you speechless when you visited the UK? If you're craving those mouthwatering cuisines from your most recent vacation, why not try your hand at making them from the comfort of your own kitchen? Or, if you haven't traveled yet, no worries, you can get there right from your kitchen. Here are some of our favorite recipes from around the world.
1. Hand Rolled Sushi
Get the authentic Japanese experience and perfect the craft of making and rolling your own sushi to enjoy at home. Try your hand at the wildly popular California Roll – crab meat, avocado, and cucumber all rolled into one delicious meal.
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2. Gnocchi con Gorgonzola, Noci, e Pere
Enjoy a little taste of Italy with these gnocchi dumplings covered in creamy gorgonzola, paired with walnuts and pears. Bring the comforting aroma of these comforting dumplings straight to your kitchen in a matter of minutes.
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3. Fish & Chips
This British staple can be found all over the UK. There’s nothing more satisfying than taking that first bite of flaky, buttery, fried fish, and pairing it with the savory taste of the chips (which we like to call “fries” in the US). Enjoy this classic and snuggle up with a great UK novel/UK show to get the full effect!
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Combine the flavors of Spain into one dish with a medley of meats and vegetables, cozied up in a bed of rice. Paella has been a beloved dish in Spanish homes for centuries. Now you can bring that to your dinner table. Pair it with your favorite Spanish wine and enjoy.
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A trip to Canada is nothing without sampling its iconic poutine. Poutine is composed of a bed of fries covered in savory gravy and topped with chunks of delicious white cheddar cheese. This comfort meal has made its way around the world, and now that includes your kitchen.
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6. Peruvian Arroz Con Pollo (Rice with chicken)
This traditional taste of South America is an exceptional dish derived from the Spanish paella. What makes Peruvian Arroz Con Pollo so unique is its roots is one small but mighty ingredient: aji amarillo, a spicy and smoky pepper that adds a burst of flavor to any dish.
Pronounced: ah-rows kawn po-yo
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A South African classic, Bobotie is a traditional meatloaf casserole that is typically made with beef or lamb combined with a medley of ingredients such as dried apricot, lemon, raisins, and almonds, to name a few. This dish is typically served with basmati rice, but chutney or sambal are also common options.
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