World Cuisine

Staff Picks

Labneh (Lebanese Yogurt)

Rating: 3.6 stars 5
This is a Lebanese dish, excellent for dipping with vegetables or spreading on bread. It can also be used as a topping for just about any dish.

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Rating: 4.56 stars 263
This is a recipe that we have made in our family for many years--everyone loves it. It's a very basic and easy variation on mac 'n cheese.

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

Rating: 4.63 stars 812
I love one-pan meals, especially when no measuring and exact ingredients are involved. I made this one Sunday when I didn't want to babysit my food in the kitchen! Turned out great, and I served it with tzatziki sauce.

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 4.76 stars 999
Chef John's version of this classic Thai dish, made with freshly chopped chicken thighs and fresh basil, has a rich sauce that cooks down into a caramelized glaze.

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

Rating: 4.82 stars 3249
If you love the Zuppa Toscana at your local chain Italian restaurant, you will adore this soup. The rich soup is made with Italian sausage, potatoes, cream, and crushed red pepper.

Easy Chorizo Street Tacos

Rating: 4.51 stars 22
5 ingredients, amazing tacos.

Spongy Japanese Cheesecake

Rating: 4.11 stars 16
This spongy, light cheesecake is good plain, with fresh fruit topping, or you can even frost it.

Chef John's Chicken Kiev

Rating: 4.75 stars 226
It takes a little work, but this succulent chicken Kiev with homemade parsley butter is well worth the effort.

Indian-Style Chicken and Onions

Rating: 4.62 stars 12
Amazing Indian recipe that is simple, tasty, and full of flavor. This was the first Indian meal I made, and it has stuck around since all of my friends and family love it! Add more or less chiles depending on your spice preference.

Chiles en Nogada (Mexican Stuffed Poblano Peppers in Walnut Sauce)

This traditional Mexican dish is from the area of Puebla. Poblano chiles are stuffed with a flavorful ground pork stuffing, then covered in a creamy walnut sauce and garnished with pomegranate seeds and parsley. The long list of ingredients is deceiving - this make ahead dish is quite easy once you have all your ingredients!

Russian Cabbage Rolls with Gravy

Stuffed cabbage rolls are very popular in Russia and are a staple in people's diet, especially during the winter months. This version is stuffed with rice and mixed ground meat. You can substitute ground turkey for a lighter version.

Spicy Korean Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce

It took about two decades for this style of Korean fried chicken to make its way into the American foodie scene. The chicken is deep fried twice to make the exterior extra crispy and to lock moisture in. The gochujang sauce is a hot, honey, spicy mix...and well, it's just fabulous. You'll have the family completely raving!

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)
"Amazing. Just perfect. Made as is; will make again. New family favorite! – Jaana Smith Bauman
Traditional Mexican Guacamole
Rating: Unrated 173
"A good, honest guacamole recipe!" – Julie Dougherty
Juicy Roasted Chicken
Rating: 4.71 stars

A couple of simple ingredients with no-fuss prep make a roast chicken that many swear is the juiciest they've ever eaten.