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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.

Mooncake

Chinese
The story behind this recipe will make you want to try this! Not to mention, it’s probably one of the most beautiful baked desserts EVER!

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!

Roa’ae

Arabic
Buttery, crispy and hearty! Sort of like the Middle Eastern version of tiny sandwiches during an afternoon tea.

Pastel de Fruta

Spanish
Instead of Fruit Cake we think it should really be called Summer Veggie Salad Mold to take on a picnic or to the pool. Regardless, this is such a tasty and refreshing treat eaten by Mexicans in the heat of summer. Even with the vegetables, your family will like it!

Salade Niçoise

French
Words that make the tummy growl…fresh, crunchy, summertime. This is a classic salad you know, but now you know how to make the real McCoy!

Taiwanese Braised Pork

Chinese
Not the healthiest recipe, but you can make it healthy by substituting the meat selection with ground turkey or chicken. Taste will still be fantastic! The smells alone will have you and your family standing over the pot waiting for it to finish. Drooling begins now.

Pommes Dauphines

French
These little nuggets of heavenly potatoes… You. Must.Try. They will be your new appetizer or side dish favorites.

Roz Bel Khalt’a

Arabic
Can you imagine the smell of toasted almonds (or whatever nut you like to toast)? This is so fragrant you will eat it for the smells alone! But it’s really delicious too

Shepherd’s Pie

English
Shepherd’s Pie also known as Cottage Pie is such a warm dish that is perfect for rainy or cold days. Bonus – after you hear the story you’ll be forever picturing yourself enjoying Shepherd’s Pie in a quaint and cheerful pub!

Tinga de Pollo

Spanish
This is ideal for any occasion where two or more people are gathered. You can make it spicy or kid-friendly; make it in a crockpot or on the stove. All we know is the crunch from the tostada and lettuce into the tender flavorful chicken is beyond comforting…it’s a real happy meal!

Scrambled Tomato & Egg

Chinese
Can’t go wrong with tomatoes & eggs, but bet you’ve never tried them like this before! It’s a super quick and delicious meal! Sure to make it to your regular repertoire.

Gratin Dauphinios

French
Scalloped potatoes, but way better than what you’ve eaten before. These are the legit version from the late 1700’s and from the Dauphiné region in France

Katayef

Arabic
Katayef is a sought after treat every day after Iftar during the fasting holiday of Ramadan. It’s not as sweet as American sweets, which makes it – like – a healthier option, right?

Huevos Divorciados

Spanish
A delicious egg dish that is completely satisfying, even has a little spicy kick with the two different homemade salsas!

Glutinous Rice Dumpings

Chinese
Great group activity with a delicious ending! Plus it’s great for sharing!

Choreg

Arabic
This is no ordinary brioche. If you are a bread eater, this is a treat and you won’t want to wait until next Easter to make this!

Soupe a l’Oignon

French
French Onion Soup is simple to make and the melted cheese on the toasted bread smothered in the onion broth is delicious for a cozy, comforting meal.

Spanish & Mexican Gazpachos

Spanish
For a hot spring or summer day, try out these two different types of gazpachos. One from Spain and the other from Mexico. Both are refreshing, cool and easy to store in the fridge!

Lion’s Head Meatballs

Chinese
Lion’s Head Meatballs are showy and ginormous. The good news is they aren’t just a beautiful presentation, but also so delicious and kid approved!

Torshi

Arabic
You’ve never tasted anything like these pickled lemons. Delicious! You’ll want a whole jar just to yourself!

Quiche Lorraine

French
Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! This one will wow guests and please family anytime.

Peruvian Ceviche

Spanish
This is the perfect recipe for a warm day. Perfectly accompanied with chips and an ice cold drink!

Green Onion Pancakes

Chinese
A filling family favorite that you’ll add to your menu routine. Your friends and family will have fun selecting just the right dipping sauce!

Croquembouche

French
This one is a super fun group activity and it is gorgeous when completed!

Hamburgers & Homemade Buns

English
Hamburgers are universal, but here in the USA they are a quintessential road trip or family gathering meal. This is a perfect recipe for gorgeous days outdoors!

Cajun Shrimp Etouffee

English
Etouffee is a recipe that hails from Louisiana in the United States. It is a one-pot meal that warms and nourishes bellies!

Empanadas Chilenas

Spanish
Make these in bulk because they will go quick! Perfect for lunches, snacks and on-the-go food. Healthy and delicious you’ve got to try these!

Meatloaf

English
American Meatloaf. Ahhhh comfort food at its best! While there is nothing attractive about this dish it sure is a crowd pleaser!