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Get a taste of France with Parisian macarons

No matter what the season, Paris offers a rainbow of colors. No, it’s not in the shop windows of Champs-Elysee—it’s the palette of confections awaiting in every corner patisserie. Macrons, the delicious French sandwich cookie that’s crunchy on the outside and soft and sweet on the inside, has joined the ranks of that iconically French treat—the croissant—to become a worldwide hit...

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Destinations: France

Hot Potato

Nutritious, satisfying, and incredibly versatile, potatoes have been a cornerstone of Irish cooking since they were introduced to the Emerald Isle in the early 17th century. Tiny plots could yield enough tubers to feed a large family and turn a profit, making them the perfect crop for subsistence farmers...

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Destinations: Ireland

This fish makes a tasty Chinese dish

In a country as large and culturally diverse as China, it’s impossible for there to be just one recipe or flavor profile for a dish. But the specialties of Canton, near Hong Kong, are among the most popular here in the States, owing to waves of Chinese immigrants, and the fresh, healthy flavors inspired by both China’s tropical gardens and the fish of the South China Sea...

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Destinations: China

Butter makes cakes better in Germany

While Americans tend to get their pastry fix in the morning, Germans are just as likely to have a sweet treat—such as Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake)—in the afternoon. Many of the country’s desserts are homemade and deceptively simple in appearance, but richness of flavor abounds, as German bakers are not shy about butter...

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Destinations: Hungary, Croatia, Romania

Raise a glass to wine-merchant sauce

Some regions are particularly renowned for their food and some even have signature dishes named for them. Both statements are true for Bordeaux, France, home to many of the dishes for which the country is renowned, including Sauce Bordelaise (“sauce from Bordeaux”) ...

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Destinations: France

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