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Cuisine from Around the World

Cuisine from Around the World

Recipes from Peace Corps Countries

From Asia to South America, trying unfamiliar foods and tasting national dishes are important steps in learning about a country's culture. Read about Peace Corps Volunteers embracing new diets. Sample cuisine from all corners of the globe from the convenience of your own kitchen.

To Peel Potatoes
Story
Travel to Ukraine and back to the United States with Peace Corps Volunteer John Deever as he discusses food and Ukrainian life during his Peace Corps service.
Recipe: Pizza (Spanish)
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This is a pizza recipe, in Spanish, Peace Corps Volunteer Meghan Laird made several times with her women's group in El Salvador. It was the first time they had ever tried homemade pizza, and it was a huge success -- especially the pineapple pizza.
Recipe: Arroz en Leche
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This is a traditional and very easy dessert recipe from Guatemala.
Recipe: Beshbarmak
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The name of this dish defines a way of eating it. "Besh barmak" means "five fingers." This dish combines homemade noodles, horse meat, kazi (highly spiced horse meat sausage), and a meat broth served separately. The non-Kazakhi population of Kazakhstan prefers a lamb version of beshbarmak.
Recipe: Chicken or Pork Adobo
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This is a popular dish among Filipinos as well as local backpackers.
Recipe: Gourmet Rice Salad
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This gingery-garlicky-orange rice salad from Vanuatu is always a winner.
Recipe: Guveche or Bulgarian Casserole
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This is a great leftovers dish from Bulgaria, and very simple.
Recipe: La Bandera
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This is la bandera, or "the flag." It is rice, beans, and meat—the most common ingredients in the Dominican Republic. It is a very basic recipe and is cooked here almost daily for lunch, either as it is written here, or with some variations.
Recipe: Mujaddrah
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This is not the Jordanian national dish, but it is a very delicious and good for vegetarians.
Recipe: Mămăligă
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Mămăligă is a dish made out of yellow maize, and is traditional to Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine. It is better known to the rest of the world in its Italian form—polenta.
Recipe: Plov
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Oriental pilaf from the Kyrgyz Republic with vegetables and raisins.
A Taste of Tongren
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Join Amy Throndsen on a culinary tour of Tongren City in China's Guizhou Province. Gain new insights into Chinese culture by experiencing markets, mealtimes, and specialty dishes of the region and consider the ways people connect with each other through food.

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