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15 Recipes That Will Take You Around the World

by Team Fathom

Holiday Recipe Roundup

Photo by Andy Chilton / Unsplash.

Put on an apron. Cook to experience the world.

Staying home for the holidays doesn't have to feel like a domestic affair, especially for those who've resolved to cook more during the new year. A trip to the market and some patience in the kitchen are all it takes to bring global flavors home.

Our collection of favorite recipes from international chefs and well-traveled cookbook authors from around the world will help get you there.


Italian Farinata

Photo courtesy of Ten Speed Press.

Italian Farinata

A thin, simple chickpea flour pancake appetizer that's terrific with nothing more than cracked pepper can be enhanced with a topping of thinly sliced mortadella or roasted red pepper strips.

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Napa Valley Olive Oil Cake

Photo courtesy of Round Pond Estate.

Napa Valley Olive Oil Cake

The chef at Round Pound Estate, a small vineyard with a thriving olive grove, shares the estate's go-to recipe for a sweet and simple cake where olive oil plays a starring role.

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Scandinavian Gingersnaps

Photo by Sharity Burggraaf.

Scandinavian Gingersnaps

Come December, cities and towns throughout Scandinavia (and American cities with large Scandinavian populations) celebrate St. Lucia's Day with music and candlelight. For a casual festivity of your own, bake Swedish pepparkakor (sugared gingersnaps!) to serve with coffee and cider.

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Roman Porchetta

Photo by Kristina Gill.

Roman Porchetta

Learn how to cook mouthwatering porchetta from one of the greatest pork butchers in Rome. No passport required.

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Los Angeles Golden Milk

Photo courtesy of Penguin Random House.

Los Angeles Golden Milk

Amanda Chantal Bacon of Moon Juice, the LA phenom adored for its detoxifying juices, adaptogenic ingredients, and bioactive mineral-rich moon dusts (yes, moon dusts), shares a quick fix for achieving optimal wellness when you can't swing a trip to the West Coast.

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Cambodian Catfish Num Pang

Photo by Evan Sung.

Cambodian Catfish Num Pang

You can now make one of New York City's most popular sandwiches, which was inspired by traditional sweet-and-spicy clay-pot catfish, from the comfort of your home kitchen. That's one less line to stand on.

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California Coconut Granola

Photo by Martin Lof.

California Coconut Granola

Malibu Farm's vegan, gluten-free granola is nicknamed "The Mayor's Granola" because town mayor Laura Rosenthal makes it. She won't share her super-secret recipe, this version comes very close.

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Southern Poached Eggs and Ham

Photo by Josh Habiger.

Southern Poached Eggs and Ham

Chef Rene De Leon shares a Thomas Keller-inspired recipe from Le Sel, his new French restaurant in Nashville.

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Italian Lambrusco Spritz

Photo by Giada Paoloni.

Italian Lambrusco Spritz

The new take on the classic aperitivo is only served at one restaurant in the United States. Now you can make it at home.

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Mexican Tacos de Carnitas

Photo by Kim Schröder and Antine Ozer.

Mexican Tacos de Carnitas

In Mexico, you often see tin vats filled with oil and meat simmering over dying embers by the side of the road. In this case, pork is cooked for several hours in lard and spices until it's tender and juicy and falling apart.

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Carrots with Chermoula

Photo courtesy of Botanica.

North African Roasted Carrots with Chermoula

A healthy and flavorful carrot recipe from the new online mag — and soon to also be LA restaurant and market — Botanica that steals flavor notes from Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria and is completely vegan.

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Japanese Usuchu Matcha

Photo courtesy of Kettl.

Japanese Usuchu Matcha

Usucha, the most popular preparation of matcha, means thin (usu) tea (cha). Flavors are deep, creamy, grassy, and nutty. The mouthfeel is thick and velvety, similar to fine espresso.

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Lithuanian Table Bread

Photo by Thomas Schauer.

Lithuanian Table Bread

A subtle and slightly sweet bread with a dense crumb inspired by the Lithuanian rye at Brooklyn's Jubilat Provisions makes for great winter comfort food.

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Indian Tandoori Chicken

Photo courtesy of Babu Ji.

Indian Tandoori Chicken

The chef and co-owner of New York and San Francisco's popular Indian restaurant Babu Ji shows us how to make tandoori chicken that's tender to the touch and easy on the eyes.

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Mango Turmeric Smoothie

Photo courtesy of The Funnelogy Channel.

Vietnamese Mango Tumeric Smoothie

A colorful and flavorful smoothie made with mango, ginger, turmeric, and dragonfruit inspired by Vietnam's golden city, Hoi An.

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