Recipes from around the world you will want to try today!

What’s the best way to get transported to a place without leaving your house? Apart from watching a great TV show or reading a captivating book, you can always cook a nice international meal for your family. With that in mind, I come to your help with a roundup of some of the mouthwatering recipes from around the world you will want to try today!

I’ll take you from Italy to Peru, Vietnam, or even Spain. 

Get your aprons out and start dreaming about faraway places at the dining table!

Recipes from around the world you will want to try today!

Tiramisu, Italy

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Italy is well known for its pasta, pizza, gelato, and desserts, which I enjoyed regularly on my 2010 trip.

Of all the desserts that I tried, Tiramisu was my favorite, by far. I would always order it following a meal, no matter how full I was, when vacationing in Italy. 

If you don’t know, Tiramisu is a traditional dessert originating from Italy, the country of romance and love. 

Tiramisu is made with ladyfingers (no, not actual human fingers; they are cookies), mascarpone cheese, coffee, liquor, and eggs.

You start by making cream from the mascarpone, eggs, and liquor. You then dunk the ladyfinger cookies into the coffee and begin to layer cookies and cream. The dessert is topped with a sprinkle of cocoa.

Tiramisu is truly a rich and creamy dessert that can be made right in the comfort of your own home. It’s very easy to make.

When I returned to Canada, I knew I had to try making it. When researching what goes into a Tiramisu, I was really surprised to find out that it is a fairly easy dessert to make with very few ingredients.

What makes Tiramisu the ultimate dessert to make at home is that no baking is required. That’s a win-win in my books.

Making Tiramisu at home brings back fond memories of my travel, romance, and love while staying in Italy.  For the recipe details on this Easy Tiramisu Recipe visit Girlwithaspatula Recipe Blog.

Ceviche, Peru by Silvia from Mums Delivery

When most people think of traveling to Peru, probably the first thing that comes to their minds is the highlands and the ancient Inca civilization sites.

Whilst all of that is definitely worth a visit, another aspect of Peru blew my mind as much as the ruins: its cuisine. Like a lot of countries in South America, Peruvian cuisine is a blend of indigenous traditions, native ingredients, and influences that come from Spanish colonizers and other migrants.

My favorite Peruvian dishes included Papas a La Huancaina (potatoes in spicy cheesy sauce), Lomo Saltado (beef stir-fry), and the ever-popular Ceviche.

For a couple of years after returning from Peru, I couldn’t stop telling my partner – who did not join me on that trip – how great Peruvian food was and how I wanted to try cooking it at home. As a big fan of fish and seafood, Ceviche was the obvious choice.

Eventually, I got some courage and decided to give it a go. I watched many videos and read many recipes for ceviche. Whilst the basics were the same, there were some variations in terms of how long to marinate the fish, which citrus to use (just lime juice or a mix of lime and other citrus juices), what you could use to replace native ingredients such as ‘aji’ (Peruvian chilies).

After buying some sashimi grade firm white fish, I marinated my fish in lime juice for about half an hour and added chopped red onions, chilies, and cilantro. I seasoned everything with extra lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. I also roasted sweet potatoes and corn to serve with it.

I am not sure my ceviche is authentic – probably not! But it was a hit, and, more importantly, it took me back to Peru’s amazing ‘cevicherias.’

Hummus, Israel by Claudia at My Adventures Across The World

Hummus is one of the most popular Israeli food – in fact, it is found all over the Middle East and it is a well-known fact in Israel that Palestinians are the real custodians of the recipe.

It’s a simple dish that is originally meant as a breakfast food, but which is now enjoyed at any time of the day, as long as it is freshly made. Real hummus is eaten immediately and never really stored in the fridge, where it loses its flavor and texture.

It is a very simple dish made with just a handful of ingredients, but it is packed with flavor and nutrients – and calories too, but it is oh so worth having!

It is honestly addictive, especially when you consider you can have many kinds with different toppings – the one with pine nuts for something really unique. Add to this the fact that it is vegan, and it’s easy to see why everyone loves it! 

To make hummus, soak chickpeas in water overnight and boil them until soft. Mash them and add a tiny bit of garlic, good quality olive oil, a few drops of lemon, salt, and a good amount of tahini (a sesame seed paste).

Serve with more olive oil. Most people eat hummus with pita bread, but real experts prefer it plain or with vegetables such as raw tomatoes, pickles, raw onions, or green hot peppers. 


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  1. What a beautiful collection of recipes from around the world.
    It’s time to get started and try a little something from each country.

    Thank you for sharing.

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