Global Kitchen

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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

Savor Spain’s signature dish

There’s nothing better than a meal that doesn’t dirty all of your pots and pans, and perhaps none is more satisfying than the hearty tortilla espanola. Sometimes called tortilla de patata—literally translated as potato omelet—it’s more about the spud than the eggs, which is why it tastes great both hot and cold (who wants cold eggs?) ...

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Destinations: Spain

Lemons: The culinary gold of Greece

From city apartments to island homes, the kitchens of Greece may differ in size and in the cuisines prepared in them, but it’s a safe bet that they’ll always have at least one ingredient in common: the lemon. Abundant in these ancient isles, lemons have been used in Greek cooking since at least the first century, contributing to everything from savory sauces to sweet desserts...

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Destinations: Turkey, Greece

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