Global Cuisine

Our 20 Favorite Middle Eastern Recipes Of All Time

Take down your recipe rut with falafel and friends
Jan 15, 2015 2:00 pm

How many Middle Eastern recipes can you cook? If you answered "zero to five," you don't know close to enough recipes from one of the most delicious regions of the world, and we can help with 20 of our favorites. Simply a humble hummus fan? Cool, time to expand on that. Find a butcher that sells awesome lamb, pick up some eggplant, lemons, fresh herbs and olive oil and let's get crackin'.

15 Rice Recipes Off The Beaten Path

Time for rice around the world! Ready...go!
Jan 14, 2015 1:30 pm

Here's the thing(s) about rice: everyone loves it, nobody's allergic to it and there are at least a million ways to spin it — 20 of which we've listed right here. If you can name an ethnicity, it's almost guaranteed to have a rice dish you'll want to try. From Latin America to India and Asia, there's rice love to be shared. Oh, and those pork belly rice balls? Amazing. 

Pasta Sushi Is A Thing? Yes! Here's The Recipe.

Season those shells and fill them with fish
Jan 5, 2015 3:30 pm
Photo: Lucy Schaeffer

Italian food authority Francine Segan's cookbooks are must-reads for any fan of pasta, particularly her newest: Pasta Modern: New and Inspired Recipes From Italy. Abandon your red sauce craving and dive into the best, newest and certainly most inspired recipes from Italy we've seen in recent memory. Pasta sushi, for example. 

Curried Goat Stew With Orange And Lime Rice Recipe

Tender goat meat served over zesty, citrusy rice
Dec 17, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Ben Fink

Puerto Rico has a rich culinary history influenced by France, Spain, Africa and Taíno Native American. If you're ready to cook and eat like a local, renowned San Juan chef Jose Santaella's new book, Cocina Tropical, is packed with vibrant and diverse dishes from around the country. When slow-cooking season hits, braise a pot of island-style curried goat stew.

Jewish Soul Food: Beef And Eggplant Meatballs Recipe

Hearty meatballs in smoky eggplant sauce
Dec 11, 2014 3:00 pm
beef and eggplant meatballs

Hanukkah's around the corner, which means we're frying potato-kale latkes, yes, but also digging into Israeli editor and cookbook author's latest work, Jewish Soul Food. A wide-reaching cuisine with influence from around the world, Jewish food should be a part of every home cook's repertoire.

Roast Duck With Pomegranate And Walnut Sauce Recipe

Brush rich roast duck with tangy pomegranate sauce
Nov 18, 2014 2:05 pm

You probably don't make Persian food enough, which is why you should cook your way through culinary authority Jila Dana-Haeri's From A Persian Kitchen. Learn to make rich khoresh sauces and the rice dishes that love them, bright salads, hearty soups, a million uses for pomegranates and fresh herbs and no shortage of delicious meat.

Chinese Duck & Five-Spice Pies Recipe

Aromatic spiced duck pies for a fall dinner
Nov 12, 2014 12:00 pm

When it comes to the basics, look no further than a cookbook by renowned Test Kitchen master Pamela Clark. Her simple, triple-tested recipes are delicious and genuinely foolproof. Her newest book, Pocket Pies, celebrates empanadas, pasties, turnovers and more from the world of sweet and savory handheld pastry. First up: rather than choose between Chinese takeout and homemade savory pie for dinner, why not find a happy compromise? 

Tahchin Time: Persian Spinach Upside-Down Rice Recipe

Fragrant Persian rice with a crisp, crunchy top
Oct 20, 2014 11:00 am

You probably don't make Persian food enough, which is why you should cook your way through culinary authority Jila Dana-Haeri's From A Persian Kitchen. Learn to make rich khoresh sauces and the rice dishes that love them, bright salads, hearty soups, a million uses for pomegranates and fresh herbs and no shortage of lamb. 

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