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Swedish Hallongrotta (Raspberry Jam Cookies) Recipe

Hallongrotta is a traditional Swedish butter cookie with a hole on top filled with raspberry jam. These sweet pastries are a popular holiday treat throughout Sweden, best paired with coffee, tea or simply eaten on their own. Origin & Cultural Significance The Swedish term Hallongrotta, hallongrottor in its plural form, means raspberry cave. It was …

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Polish Makowiec (Poppy Seed Roll) Recipe

Makowiec (or poppy seed roll) is a Polish dessert made of a yeast dough that is rolled over with a poppy seed filling containing ground poppy seed, butter, sugar, honey, raisins and walnuts. Makowiec is traditionally served during the Christmas season but is also enjoyed by many all year round. Origin & Cultural Significance Makowiec …

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French Chateaubriand Recipe

Chateaubriand is of the finest classic French dishes consisting of a large steak fillet cut from the centre of beef tenderloin, served with a sauce and/or mushrooms. Origin & Cultural Significance The word chateaubriand can mean two things, a dish made of a large fillet cut from the centre of beef tenderloin served with sauce, …

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Japanese Hanami Dango Recipe

Hanami Dango (or Sanshoku Dango) is a traditional Japanese rice flour dessert which is particularly enjoyed during the custom tradition of flower viewing (Hanami) each year. This sweet rice dumpling delicacy is formed into three small balls in different colors, skewered together in the centre with a bamboo stick. Origin & Cultural Significance Hanami Dango, sometimes …

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Peruvian Salchipapas Recipe

Salchipapas is a Peruvian street food dish made of deep-fried potatoes (papas) and stir-fried beef sausages (salchichas). It has become one of Peru’s most popular street foods and a real staple quick dinner for the locals. This dish is simple to make with just deep-fried potatoes mixed with stir-fried beef sausages, cut into small pieces …

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Brazilian Carne-De-Sol Recipe

Carne-De-Sol can be literally translated as ‘Sun-dried Meat’ in Portuguese. In northeastern Brazil, preserving meat by salting and drying it in the sun is a common practice, and that’s where the dish comes from. However, despite the name, most modern-day carne-de-sol recipes don’t require the sun to dry the meat. It needs salt, brown sugar …

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Venezuelan Casabe Recipe

Casabe is a traditional delicacy among the Caribbean, Central, and South American populations. It is a thin flatbread that is made almost entirely from one ingredient, the cassava root (tapioca).  Origin & Cultural Significance Casabe is a staple dish for many South American and Caribbean people, and is considered one of the oldest recipes dated …

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Cotoletta Alla Milanese Recipe

Cotoletta Milanese, also known as the Milanese veal chop, is a typical Lombard dish similar to the German Wiener Schnitzel but cooked with the bone-in. It is traditionally fried with butter and is often taken as a second course of the Lombard culinary tradition, a symbolic dish of the city of Milan, Italy. Together with …

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Italian Quattro Stagioni Pizza Recipe

Quattro Stagioni Pizza is a classic traditional Italian pizza that comes with 4 different flavors in one. Even though each pizza topping is varied, you will still find an ingredient for each of the seasons. Origin and Cultural Significance The word “pizza” came from the Latin word ‘pinsa’ which means flatbread. According to legend, Roman …

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Italian Conchiglie Pasta in Tomato Sauce Recipe

Conchiglie is a seashell-shaped pasta known well for its design and form to hold sauces.  It is made from Durum wheat flour and has different colour varieties where squid ink or tomato or spinach extract was used to colourize the pasta. Origin & Cultural Significance Conchiglia, an Italian word for seashell, is where the term …

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Argentinian Parillada Recipe

Parrillada is an Argentinian savoury dish composed of various meats that are grilled and paired with different sauces, such as chimichurri or mushroom escabeche. This recipe hits back to the origins of Argentinian cooking and is very similar to what we now know as modern-day barbeque. Origin and Cultural Significance The art of Argentinian cooking …

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Vietnamese Pizza (Banh Trang Nuong) Recipe

Vietnamese pizza, locally known as Banh Trang Nuong, is a unique style of pizza preparation that uses grilled rice paper, instead of dough, as its base. It is a widely popular dish as street food in Vietnam.  One of the most interesting things about Vietnamese pizza is that it can be made with any combination …

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French Hachis Parmentier Recipe

Hachis Parmentier is a French dish casserole made of ground beef and mashed potatoes layered together and topped with cheese. Similar to the British Cottage Pie, Hachis Parmentier may not be typical of French cuisine but it is well loved by families across the country as it is hearty and warming. Hachis Parmentier is typically …

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