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We’ll be honest with you. We don’t know everything there is to know about everything food related. Well, we know many things food related, like where to find the best birch liqueur in Reykjavik, how to make a killer kimchi dog (plus where to eat gamjatang in Queens) and why every beer geek needs to buy a Randal. That stuff we know. But back to not knowing stuff. 

One day in our conference room up in the sky, we got to talking about food cultures we all loved but wanted to know more about. With that, the idea of Around The World In 5 Editors was born. Each day this week, one of the editors breaks in with a lineup of stories, recipes, interviews and personal essays dedicated to their respective country. Here's the plan, and how it happened.

Monday: Japan (George Embiricos)
Tuesday: Israel (Matt Rodbard)
Wednesday: India (Jess Kapadia)
Thursday: Germany (Richard Martin)
Friday: Russia (Laila Gohar)

Illustration by Mike Houston