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It does not matter where the food comes from. As long as it is tasty (or at least edible), I will definitely love it. That is why my cook book is full of recipes that I picked up all over the world. Each time I cook something, it brings back the memories of the place where I enjoyed this dish for the first time. With time, it turned into hobby, and instead of collecting photos, I started collecting different recipes. I will gladly share some of them with you.
Make a Fancy Dinner for Your Friends Using These Recipes
I tried this dish in the Korean Byeokje Galbi restaurant. Traditionally, bulgogi is made of meat, which has been prior marinated in soy sauce, onions, garlic, ginger, and wine. The fact that made me remember the restaurant is that they have specially equipped tables, and visitors can grill the meat themselves. Grilled meat is wrapped up in lettuce leaves and then eaten. One can also add vegetable pickle. It is a great recipe to spice up your brbecue parties with something extraordinary.
Those who are planning a trip to Hungary should add goulash to their must-try list. This incredibly nourishing dish has not only a distinctive flavor but also an interesting history. In the beginning of the 19th century, when the Hungarians were striving to be identified separately from the people in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, this dish became their national symbol. It is pretty simple to make. All you need is to stew a piece of beef, some vegetables, and paprika.
Translated as “pot-in-the-fire,” it literally lives up to its name. Pot-au-feu is a stew made of steak, vegetables, and spices. According to the legend, the French used to stew it for the whole winter. Now, the methods of cooking may have changed, but the taste is still unbelievably rich. I tried it for the first time in Le Pot, which is in downtown Paris, and fell in love immediately.
Undeniably, the pudding can be considered a symbol of England along with the country’s flag and anthem. It is an indispensable part of Sunday lunch. To prepare the pudding, you need to batter milk, eggs, flour, and water. Bake it in a special form. Serve the pudding with roast beef, potatoes, and sauce. Oh, and enjoy your lunch!
If you have been to any of the Irish pubs chains, you must have tried the stew they are famous for. To prepare such a stew at home, you need mutton, potatoes, onions, and parsley. Slow cook the ingredients until they are ready. If you are not that into cooking, make sure you visit an Irish pub someday. It is totally worth it.
Just imagine how many countries there are in the world! All of them have unique culture and traditions, but it is impossible to visit all of them, unfortunately. Trying some of their national dishes, you can move a step closer to understanding the peculiarities of their culture. So, enjoy your meal!