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Food is the greatest! No matter where we are in the World, we’re surrounded by the most amazing flavours and aromas. Join me in savouring and cooking some of my favourite international recipes, inspiring me to sample and create everything the world has to offer…

Here at Cook Eat World, I dive into all the food the World has to offer – always endeavouring to experience something new, the next taste sensation. My food obsession is ever growing and evolving, picking up new and exciting dishes from all across the globe. As I learn, I like to share what I find – a celebration of international recipes that I call favourites. It’s an ever expanding list, that will never be complete – there’s so much flavour out there, and food is for sharing, right?! Scroll below for 50 delicious International recipes that I know you’ll love.

Afghani

Borani Kadoo (Afghani Squash Salad)

Borani Kadoo (Afghani Squash Salad)

This is a complete taste sensation - a melange of sweet, savoury and sour. Perfectly tangy and spiced tomatoes coat soft and creamy squash. When topped with a cooling and garlicky yoghurt sauce, this amazing salad becomes one of the highlights of my year so far!
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Argentinian

Punched Potatoes

Punched Potatoes

Potatoes never tasted THIS GOOD! Super easy and insanely effective. Humble potatoes are transformed into a textural sensations. Crunchy exterior and rich, creamy interiors... an absolute revelation. Transform your next potato offering with a PUNCH!
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Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce with Steak

Herbaceous, zingy dressing, drizzled over juicy, tender steak. It's Argentinian heaven!
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British

Ham & Pease Pudding

Ham & Pease Pudding

A homey, heartwarming staple, close to my British heart - pease pudding is a lentil spread, that marries perfectly with roast ham. A North Eastern British treasure - learn why!
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Burmese

Burmese Chicken Curry

Burmese Chicken Curry

I am compelled to announce that this Burmese Chicken Curry is one of my absolute favourite South East Asian curries to make at home. Why? Where do I begin!?
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Chinese

Chinese Snow Pea Shoots with Garlic

Chinese Snow Pea Shoots with Garlic

A quick and delicious stir fry will be on the table before you can say "Chinese Snow Pea Shoots with Garlic"
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Duck Congee

Duck Congee

A wonderfully creamy, hearty and fragrant hug of meal. Thank you China for this incredibly satisfying and simple dish. It's one of my favourites!
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Cypriot

Cypriot Sheftalia (Pork & Lamb Sausages)

Cypriot Sheftalia (Pork & Lamb Sausages)

These juicy little morsels of meat are beyond perfect in every way. Meaty, flavourful and so packed with juices you won't believe. Caul fat is the key - learn all about this super-ingredient and why it makes sheftalia so successful!
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French

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

A sweet, rich umami burst of flavour sums up this Classic and much loved French Onion Soup. Find out what all the fuss is about with my recipe.
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Asparagus with Dijon Mustard

Asparagus with Dijon Mustard

Earthy asparagus never tasted so good when it's dressed in this sweet, spiced and umami flavour bomb. A simple and fantastically effective little side dish from France.
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Greek

Greek Tarhana Soup with Lentils & Herbs

Greek Tarhana Soup with Lentils & Herbs

A complex marriage of flavour and texture - this amazing and healthy soup has all the flavours of the Greece in every spoonful. Learn how to make it here...
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Hungarian

Hungarian Beef Pörkolt

Hungarian Beef Pörkölt

When winter hits, there are few dishes like Hungarian Beef Porkolt that bring as much comfort and warmth. Tender beef in a rich paprika laden sauce is a combination to warm any heart to the core. To add a little freshness I top with crunchy green peppers.
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Indian

Achari Chicken

Achari Chicken - Chicken in Pickling Spices

A rich, decadent combination of flavour make up this amazing and vibrant North Indian Curry. Sweet, sour and intensely tasty. Learn how it's made.
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Indian Black Pepper Chicken Curry

Indian Black Pepper Chicken Curry

An unusal curry from South India using black pepper to create a wonderfully spiced curry sauce.
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Indonesian

Indonesian Chicken Wings

Indonesian Chicken Wings

Sweet, savoury, sticky... the three magic words to describe these magical chicken wings.
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Iranian

Shirazi Salad

Shirazi Salad

Some salads are so simple that it's almost ridiculous. This Iranian salad is ridiculously easy and unbelievably tasty. Perfect alongside so many other dishes too.
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Israeli

Israeli Couscous with Beetroot on a plate, scattered with micro greens and nuts.

Beetroot Couscous

A vibrant festival of pink brings not only a visual delight, but a sweet, earthy flavour like no other - learn just how simple this Israeli side dish is to create yourself at home.
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Italian

A salad of peaches, burrata cheese, tomato, red onion and micro greens sits on a marble countertop

Peach & Burrata Salad

The perfect Italian summer salad is waiting! Creamy, soft burrata cheese pairs magnificently with tangy heirloom tomatoes and sweet, juicy peaches. It's a combination like no other and beautiful too. Learn how to make it at home...
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Italian Porchetta

Italian Porchetta

Soft, juicy pork, roasted to perfection with the crunchiest, crispest skin. Fennel, garlic and herbs permeate every mouthful. POrchetta is one of Italy's greatest dishes. Learn how to make it at home...
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Spaghetti with Cavolo Nero & Almonds

Spaghetti with Cavalo Nero & Almonds

Vibrant green pasta with Cavolo Nero cabbage and almonds is a triumph of colour and flavour. You won't quite believe how delicious it is!
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Japanese

Chicken Katsudon - チキンカツ丼

Katsudon is on the top of my list when I'm in the game for a hearty, filling rice bowl. Japan's ingenious dish involves all manner of favourites in one bowl. Rice, of course but also crunchy/soggy chicken cutlets and soft, fragrant egg! Died and gone to heaven.
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Katsu Curry

Crunchy Katsu Chicken Cutlet with fluffy rice and delicious Japanese curry sauce. It's pure comfort food any time of the year.
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Jordanian

Lamb Mansaf

Lamb Mansaf

The combination of rice, lamb, spice and nuts makes this Lamb Mansaf a treasure across the Middle East. Get the simple, authentic recipe at cookeatblog.com
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Korean

Fried tofu is lightly braised in Korean chilli (gochugaru) and topped with radish and spring onion

Korean Braised Tofu - Dubu-Jorim | 두부조림

Crisp and soft tofu sites in an intoxicating and vibrant chilli sauce. There's a world of flavour in this Korean Dubu Jorim recipe. Learn how...
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Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

The alluring and addictive flavours of Korean kimchi are put to excellent use in this truly amazing rice dish. Kimchi fried rice is an institution in Korea and you really ought to take a few minutes to make a batch for yourself. You'll be in rice heaven.
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Laotian

Ground chicken combined with Laotian aromatics and spices to a form a dry, spicy chicken salad. The platter sits on a colourful, floral tablecloth - like the kind you find in South East Asian markets.

Laotian Chicken Larb

Larb is an extraordinary salad, a national treasure of Laos and it’s not hard to see why. Ground chicken is seasoned to perfection with aromatics and spice - a fresh, zingy pop of flavour. Larb is a truly unique dish to make at home.
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Laoatian Nam Khao (Crispy Rice Salad | cookeatblog.com

Laotian Nam Khao (Crispy Rice Salad)

A taste and textural senastion, this amazing rice salad from Laos is one of the highlights of South East Asian Cuisine. Wonderful crisp and flavoursome rice creates a base for fresh herbaceous elements alongside the sour fermented sausage 'Nam'. A triumph!
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Lebanese

Shangleesh Salad

Shangleesh Salad

Breakfast never tasted THIS good! A wonderful fresh salad to wake up the taste buds. Have you discovered the wonders of Shankleesh/Shangleesh cheese? You really ought to! Get my simple Lebanese recipe...
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A bowl of Lebanese Garlic Sauce, Toum.

Toum (Lebanese Garlic Sauce)

The essence of garlic, Toum is a fluffy Lebanese mayonnaise that is the PERFECT accompaniment to meats, fish and vegetables. It's revered, and for good reason - learn how to make magic happen with garlic and oil.
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Malaysian

Malaysian Curry Powder

Malaysian Curry Powder

A good Malaysian curry needs a good foundation - an authentic curry powder is essential. This recipe is as authentic as it gets - sweet and smoky with anise notes that play an essential role in creating the unique flavour and fragrance of Malaysian cuisine.
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Malaysian Fish Curry

Malaysian Fish Curry (Kari Ikan)

A wonderful, complex melding of colour, texture and flavour. Tender fish pieces in a rich, vibrant an and fragrant curry sauce - unique to Malaysia.
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Malaysian Prawn Laksa

Malaysian Prawn Laksa

Laksa laksa laksa!! It's my ultimate favourite South East Asian Curry dish. It's quite literally liquid gold. It's Malaysia's answer to Ramen - creamy, fragrant soup over rice noodles. Every delicious slurp is a moment to savour. I think about Laksa all the time - I really do!
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Mexican

Mexican Corn Salad (Esquites)

Esquites (Mexican Street Corn)

Sweet, creamy corn - a classic Mexican street food! Corn (a Mexican essential) is removed from the husk and combined with fresh, creamy ingredients - all you need is a spoon and you're ready to get the fiesta of flavour started.
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Posole Verde

Pozole Verde

Green is the colour for THIS version of classic pozole. A blend of so many green ingredients, it's little wonder it's healthy and tasty - the final addition of puffed hominy corn makes this a textural delight too. Learn how it's made...
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Moroccan

Moroccan Blood Orange & Black Olive Salad

Moroccan Blood Orange & Black Olive Salad

Tart and sweet combined with salty and herbaceous is a wonderful combination. This vibrant salad from Morocco is a triumph of flavour and colour.
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Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Sweet and smoky carrots with a sharp, Moroccan citrus spiced dressing topped with crunchy pistachio nuts. Perfection!
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Pakistani

Lahore Chicken Curry

Lahore Chicken Curry

One of our favourite curries at cookeatworld.com! This luxurious Pakistani recipe features few ingredients, cooked to perfection. Nutty lentils pair amazingly with spiced, juicy chicken. It's perfection! Learn how.
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Palestinian

Zucchini & Tahini Salad

Zucchini & Tahini Salad

This zucchini & tahini salad is a rich, light and creamy Palestinian meze delight. Zucchini is paired with the sesame flavours of tahini and countered by the uber-tart hit of pomegranate molasses. It's a balanced flavourful and life-giving dip/salad.
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Spanish

Pork ribs sit on a large platter.

Spanish Pork Ribs with Sherry & Garlic

Smoky, sweet and utter finger-licking magic, my meaty, juicy pork ribs bathed in Spanish Sherry, smoked paprika and garlic are a revelation of flavour. Learn how to create the magic at your home...
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Spanish Roasted Red Peppers

Spanish Roasted Red Pepper Salad

A simple, and effective sweet and smoky red pepper salad. Perfect alongside any Spanish inspired meal.
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Sri Lankan

Sri Lankan Green Masala Shrimp

Sri Lankan Green Masala Shrimp

This beautiful, vibrant sauce is absolutely packed with personality. A stunning green hue is just the start, it's packed with fragrance and flavour too. Juicy shrimp have never tasted THIS good. Learn how to make this amazing flavour-packed curry.
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Taiwanese

Taiwanese 3 Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji)

Taiwanese 3-Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji)

A burst of umami greatness is the most accurate summary of this classic Taiwanese chicken dish. Simple to prepare and a visual and taste sensation to boot. Learn how to make my homespun version.
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Lu Rou Fan (Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice Bowl)

This Taiwanese Lu Rou Fan rice bowl features meltingly tender pork belly in a fragrant sauce like nothing else. The sauce covers simple fluffy rice - a splendid way to season the whole dish to perfection. Topped off with a boiled egg this dish is purely delicious.
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Thai

Thinly sliced ribeye steak is served in a salad of mint, cilantro shallots and spring onion in a spicy chilli dressing. Roasted peanuts are scattered over the salad. It sits non a bright blue floral plastic tablecloth like the ones in Thai markets.

Thai Beef Salad

Where fresh meats fragrance and flavour. This amazing Thai salad is light, bright and jam packed with Thai flavours. Sweet, sour, salt & spice - it doesn’t get much better than this.
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Beef in Thai Prik King chilli sauce with beans and kaffir lime leaves.

Pad Prik King

Quick, easy and full of Thai flavour, this chilli stir fry with beef and beans is an absolute delight. Sweet, sour, spicy and salty - it packs a punch! Learn how...
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A green cocktail made from Gin and Thai Basil sits on a tablecloth of citrus fruits

Bangkok G&T (Gin Cocktail with Thai Basil)

A light, refreshing gin & tonic cocktail featuring Thai basil. A wonderful citrus, floral hot of South East Asian flavour.
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Turkish

Çılbır (Turkish Eggs)

Çilbir (Turkish Eggs)

Çılbır is a wonderful way to start any day. Creamy, garlic-infused yoghurt is topped with soft poached eggs and drizzled with a vibrant Aleppo pepper butter.
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Turkish Pide

Turkish Pide - Two Topping Options

Turkey's delicious answer to pizza! Pide is an open stuffed bread like no other - limitless toppings can be created and all are utterly delicious and addictive. Learn how to create the magic of Turkish pide yourself at home...
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Vietnamese

Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops (Thit Heo Nuong Xa)

Vietnamese Grilled Lemongrass Pork Chops (Thit Heo Nuong Xa)

These fragrant lemongrass pork chops are succulent, sweet and the essence of Vietnamese cuisine. Grilling gives an authentic pop of char to these unique South East Asian delights.
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Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly with Eggs - Thit Kho

Vietnamese Braised Pork Belly with Eggs - Thit Kho

Fragrant and hearty, this amazing and simple Vietnamese staple is jam packed with flavour. Juicy, soft pork belly is bathed in the most intoxicating lemongrass infused sauce - the addition of a boiled egg adds a clever, filling element to an already splendid feast.
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