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Tortilla Española

Spanish
Made from pantry staples, potatoes and onions, this dish is a comfort food to all Spaniards. It can be easily served on the side or as  the main course.

Chūn Juǎn | Spring Rolls

Chinese
A Chinese New Year favorite. These little vegetarian spring rolls will go quick! Wrap ‘um up with your friends and family, assembly line style.

Boeuf Bourguignon

French
The best after a long week of hard work! It’s a great set it up and leave it recipe, too. Perfect when you have other things to do around the house.

Ratatouille

French
A delicious vegetable medley made famous by the French. The sauce so good you’ll want a porous loaf of bread to soak it up!

Chā Shāo Bāo | Pork Buns

Chinese
Handheld little treasures! This is the traditional recipe with pork, but you can fill these buns with all kinds of goodies both sweet and savory.

Pollo con Mole

Spanish
Don’t let the ingredient list freak you out – it pulls together pretty quick! Get ready for a rich thick sauce that will have you licking your plate clean.

Chilaquiles

Spanish
Eat these for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Prepared either spicy red or tomatillo green, this quick dish is sure to satisfy all hungry eaters.

Gōng Bǎo Jī Dīng | Kung Pao Chicken

Chinese
The hot peanut-y smell of this recipe is the reason your neighbors will be inviting themselves over for dinner.

Fattah

Arabic
Somewhere between salt & vinegar chips and classic pot roast, this recipe is a family favorite that will inspire new conversations.

Crêpes

French
You can go all Bubba Gump with the versatility of the crêpe. Add whatever you like to fill them. But it is the flipping that makes this recipe so fun!

Zha Jiang Mian | Old Beijing Noodles

Chinese
Eating this pork belly based dish is so delicious! And bonus – you feel a tad less guilty about it because of all the fresh vegetables that go with it.

Messa’aa

Arabic
Also known as moussaka in the broader Middle East. This is a comfort food of the region and for Egyptians, this is how it is made. The dish is a favorite among kids and adults alike. Have issues with eggplant? This is a dish is so good it just might convert you to being a fan!

Colombian Tamales

Spanish
Super fun group activity and delicious to boot! The size of the plantain leaves used to wrap the tamales are a remarkable visual all on their own! Each tasty package makes a great gift to friends and neighbors. The inside masa is topped with juicy meat, olives, and veggie sauce.

Koshari

Arabic
Comfort food to the extreme! If you are a fan of pasta, you have to try this recipe. It is so warm and filling to the belly that you’ll wish you doubled the recipe.

Chūn Bǐng | Spring Pancake

Chinese
Try this ancient Chinese version of a taco! Fresh, crunchy veggies with thinly sliced ham rolled in a paper thin pancake.

Kofta

Arabic
Crowd pleaser for 60! It is an easily doubled recipe that will be perfect for your next backyard party! Can be grilled outside or pan fried inside. No matter how you grill it, you’ll love the simple flavors and quick time to cook!