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A small white bowl of ajvar, Serbian roasted red pepper sauce
Ajvar (Serbian Roasted Red Pepper Sauce) Recipe
A bowl of vegetarian borscht with a dollop of sour cream on top.
Dinner Tonight: Vegetarian Borscht Recipe
How to Make Blini at Home
Overhead shot of a bowl of Ukrainian borscht topped with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkling of fresh dill
Hot Ukrainian Borscht Recipe (With Beets, Beef, Pork, and More)
Susan Feniger's Street Food's Romanian Sweet and Sour Eggplant
Herb Spätzle with Speck and Peas Recipe
Sunday Supper: Beef Stroganoff Recipe
Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe
How to Brew Coffee Using a Kalita Wave Dripper
Neeps, Tatties, and Haggis Galore: An Introduction to Burns Night
The Serious Eats Guide to Irish Whiskey
Pork pie
How the Humble Pork Pie Charmed the English
Your Guide to a Full English Breakfast (Fry-Up)
Jar of Marmite
Pantry Essentials: All About Marmite and Other Yeast Extracts
A small mincemeat pie broken open.
Pantry Essentials: All About Mincemeat
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A glass of Irish whiskey on the rocks.
The Best Budget Irish Whiskeys
Beer Prehistory: Celtic Beer from France
The Irish Cheese Revolution: 6 Irish Farmstead Cheeses You Should Know
Three different Smørrebrød on a wood cutting board, each with different toppings.
Meet Smørrebrød, the Best Sandwich You're Not Eating
2. A Guide to Norwegian (and Some Swedish) Candy
A Guide to Norwegian (and Some Swedish) Candy
Snapshots from Sweden: Swedish Breakfast
Scandinavian Street Food: Danish Crispy Pork Cracklings
Ebelskivers (Danish Pancakes) With Lingonberry Jam Recipe
A plate with gravy-covered Swedish meatballs
Juicy and Tender Swedish Meatballs With Rich Gravy Recipe
Welsh Rarebit with Roasted Tomatoes Recipe
Welsh Rarebit on Beer Waffles with Bacon and Tomatoes Recipe
Coffee Traditions: Fika, the Swedish Coffee Break
A Guide to 'Nduja: Italy's Funky, Spicy, Spreadable Salume
Veal Milanese with Arugula Salad Recipe
overhead shot of an array of tinned fish, or conservas, on a wooden table with bread and olives.
A Guide to Canned Fish and Seafood from Spain and Portugal
Churros con Chocolate: The Breakfast That Binds a Nation
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A Beginner's Guide to Portuguese Wine
Spice Hunting: Mahlab
The Serious Eats Guide to Port
a selection of salumi
Salumi 101: Your Guide to Italy's Finest Cured Meats
Closeup of a bottle of aged Italian fish sauce called colatura.
Colatura di Alici: What It Is, Why It’s Worth It, and How to Use It
a slab of gorgonzola cheese
A Guide to Nine Awesome Italian Cheeses Everyone Should Know
Bottarga grated over a bowl of spaghetti.
Bottarga: What It Is, How to Use It, and Whether It’s Worth It
The Ultimate Italian-Themed Gift Box, From Serious Eats to You
Speck, the Smoked Ham of Alto Adige
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How to Make a Gastrique
A collection of German beers on a table.
A Beginner's Guide to German Beer Styles
Belgian Pie Recipe
One Pot Wonders: Easy Ratatouille with Chicken
One Pot Wonders: Easy Ratatouille with Chicken
Belgian brewer
Weird Coffeemakers: How the Belgian Balance Brewer Works
A Beginner's Guide to Belgian Beer Styles
A bowl of paccheri pasta with flavorful sauce of beans and greens.
Pasta With Beans and Greens Recipe
Pan Con Tomate (Spanish-Style Grilled Bread With Tomato) on a white ceramic plate.
Pan con Tomate (Spanish-Style Grilled Bread With Tomato) Recipe
Overhead view of Arroz al horno
Arroz al Horno Valenciano (Spanish Baked Rice With Chickpeas and Pork)
Soubise being spooned onto a plate alongside roasted chicken.
Soubise (French Onion Sauce)
A jar of homemade crème fraîche.
How to Make Crème Fraîche (in One Easy Step!)
British Curry Sauce Recipe
British Curry Sauce Recipe
A plate of steak au poivre with french fries.
Classic Steak au Poivre Recipe