French Onion Soup Recipe

Seven popular recipes from around the world

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisines and discovering the favourite foods of the natives. Many of us choose our destinations based upon our culinary preferences, looking to find the most authentic dishes that the locals love. Food can also teach us so much about local life and regional history. Popular dishes are so often the recipes passed down from generation to generation, using indigenous ingredients and cooking techniques perfected locally. At this time when travel is incredibly limited, we’re helping you recreate seven of the most amazing dishes from around the world.

1. France- French Onion Soup

A truly decadent dish, with rich, beefy onion broth topped with a slice of French bread and melted gruyere cheese; there are few things more luxurious than a buttery French onion soup. Absolutely perfect on a cold and dark evening, this traditional dish combines all the classic flavours of France in a velvety soup, and is wonderfully simple to make.

French Onion Soup Recipe

2. Hungary - Goulash

Rich with Hungary’s most famous export, paprika; goulash is a traditional peasant dish that has delighted palates and satisfied appetites for centuries. Despite its humble beginnings, goulash is now a firm favourite with leading gourmets the world over – thanks to the fall-apart tenderness of the beef, the richness of the tomato-based stock and the subtle aroma of the paprika.

Hungarian Goulash Recipe

3. Austria - Wienerschnitzel

When done right, there are few finer dishes than a traditional wienerschnitzel. Crisp, golden breadcrumbs encase a tender and juicy veal or pork fillet, shallow fried until perfect. This is a great dish for a weeknight tea, served with homemade potato salad. Surprisingly quick and wonderfully easy for anyone to prepare.

Austrian Wienerschnitzel Recipe

4. Germany - Currywurst

Although incredibly popular at Christmas markets, currywurst can be enjoyed anywhere and at any time of year. To top classic German wursts, whip up this traditional currywurst sauce which is light, spicy and absolutely delicious. You can either chop up your wursts and serve with chips, or you can drizzle the sauce over the sausage encased in a classic hot dog bun.

German Currywurst

5. Vietnam - Pho

Perhaps the world’s most famous street food, turn any corner in Vietnam and you’re almost guaranteed to meet a vendor dishing out bowl after bowl of delicious pho. This Vietnamese soup is packed with spices, veggies, meat and rice noodles. There are hundreds of different variations and the only thing that is consistent is the slurping noise you’ll make when enjoying a steaming hot bowl.

Vietnamese Pho Recipe

6. Russia - Grechka

As Russian as vodka, grechka is a buckwheat porridge that is wonderfully simple to make and incredibly comforting to eat. Nothing gives you a more authentic taste of the simple life of rural Russia than a warm and aromatic bowl of grechka.

Grechka, Russia recipe
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