If you love eating tasty, flavorful meals and are interested in learning how to prepare a wide array of delicious cultural recipes, continue reading to discover a few mouth-watering ideas, to get you started.
The Best Cultural Foods to Make at Home:
1. Gumbo – Louisiana
If you love hot, hearty stews, it’s well worth learning how to create gumbo, which originated in Louisiana back in the 18th century. One of the advantages of cooking gumbo is that you can choose to create gumbo with your choice of meat, or can opt to make a vegetarian version of gumbo.
As what makes gumbo unique is its special spices such as Cajun pepper. In order to serve gumbo, the traditional way, make sure to serve your gumbo is a hot bread roll.
2. Poutine – Canada
If you’d prefer to start off by creating a fuss-free cultural dish, you may want to try your hand at preparing poutine, which is a staple dish in Canada. Essentially poutine is a side of fries which is covered with cheese, curds, and gravy.
3. Paella – Spain
Paella is the national dish of Spain and was initially created in Valencia. Paella is a flavorful, mouth-watering dish which features rice, chorizo sausage, mussels, paprika and saffron and is normally cooked in large quantities as paella is designed to be shared with a group of family members or friends.
4. Oliebol – the Netherlands
If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you may prefer to learn how to prepare oliebol. Oliebol is a Dutch dessert which is the Dutch equivalent of pancakes and are a small round form of pancake which is traditionally filled with raisins and covered in icing sugar. If you’re a fan of traditional pancakes and are keen to try a cultural variation of pancakes, it’s well worth trying to create your own oliebol.
5. Pavlova – Australia and New Zealand
Pavlova is a cultural dessert which is attributed to both Australia and New Zealand. Pavlova was named after the famous prima ballerina Anna Pavlova and is a light, fluffy, meringue-based dessert which is normally covered in freshly whipped cream and fresh fruit. Such as strawberries and kiwifruit.
6. Burritos – Mexico
If you love Mexican food, it’s well worth adding burritos to your monthly menu. In order to create a burrito which will surpass anything which you’re likely to order at Chipotle or Taco Bell, it’s well worth adding fresh avocado, black beans, tomato, chili, sour cream and shredded chicken to your next burrito.
7. Samosas – India
If you always order a tasty samosa as an entree, every time you visit an Indian restaurant, it’s well worth learning how to create your own samosas. Which you can make as spicy or as mild as you’d like. Make sure to serve your hot samosas with a tasty relish or yogurt. The latter of which will minimize the kick of your samosas.
So if you’re feeling hungry after reading all of the meal inspiration ideas listed above, it’s well worth learning to make all 7 of the delicious cultural dishes listed above.