Ratatouille. EUROPE, FRANCE
Most popular in the south of France, around Nice (one of the hotspots for rich and famous folk, on the French Riviera), ratatouille means "to toss food together."
Maple-Glazed Rutabaga. EUROPE, FINLAND
Maple syrup and butter give the root the most addictive flavor and it makes a great side dish for salmon or roast chicken. A total eye opener. The technique would be lovely with any carb – carrots, potatoes, butternut squash – or even a hearty blend of them all.
French Omelet. AFRICA, EUROPE, FRANCE, GABON
Have everything you need out on the counters, ready to go (eggs, filling, topping, plate, paper towel) – Get your pan very hot. The eggs won’t cook quickly enough otherwise.
Eastern European Red Cabbage. EUROPE, GERMANY
Red cabbage is super simple to make - the hardest part is cutting the cabbage. And that’s not very hard. This recipe is served all over Germany and other eastern European countries.
Smoked Salmon | Smørrebrød. DENMARK, EUROPE
Throughout Scandinavia the smørrebrød, or open faced sandwich is the pretty way to eat lunch. I’ve turned them into dainty finger food, perfect for parties.
Bread with garlic and tomato | Pa amb Tomaquet. ANDORRA, EUROPE
Pa amb Tomaquet is like an Andorran bruschetta. Instead of piling the bread high with ingredients, however, simply rub thick slices of country bread with garlic and tomato.
French Onion Soup | Teardrop Onion Soup. EUROPE, FRANCE
All you have to do is make a pot of French Onion Soup. By the time you slurp your last sip, and crunch on the last of the cheesy crouton, you will be renewed. This particular recipe is made with white wine, which is always nice on a sad kind of day.
Czech Potato and Pickle Soup | Polévka okurková. CZECH REPUBLIC, EUROPE
One bowl of this soup takes the bite out of winter. Thick, creamy, and vegetarian, you’ll be amazed at how well the flavors meld.
Balkan Baked Beans | Prebranac. BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA, EUROPE
Prebranac is rich, comforting, and tasty. This baked bean dish is like a warm hug from Bosnia, the “Heart of Europe.” The key is to slowly cook the onion until the golden, sweetness develops.
Warm Christmas Potato Salad | Seasoned Potatoes with Salt Cod. CROATIA, EUROPE
This warm salad benefits from the resourcefulness of Croatians who still enjoy preserved fish with salt. Mixed with creamy red potatoes, a bit of bacon, and green onion – this salad makes a great side dish for any eastern European meal.
Cornbread. ALBANIA, EUROPE
The cheese and green onion make this cornbread unique. Dense and flavorful, the cornbread makes a great accompaniment to stews.
White Asparagus a la Flamande | Asperges op Vlaamse Wijze. BELGIUM, EUROPE
White asparagus tastes more mild than green asparagus, perhaps even a little sweeter. The topping is rather like a rich, lemony egg salad and goes well with the asparagus.