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Cultured Palate: Dishes from China

For many Americans, Chinese cuisine is the fried noodles and saucy spare ribs of our favorite take-out spot. In reality, though, these dishes tell us more about America than about China – American Chinese cuisine is its own unique food.

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Cultured Palate: Dishes from Morocco

Morocco is a country that has been influenced by many different cultures over its long history. Their cuisine is a reflection of this cultural melting pot. Mediterranean influences mix with Arabic, Berber, and Subsaharan ingredients to create flavorful taste profile that’s fresh, earthy, and spicy.

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Cultured Palate: Dishes from the Philippines

No matter where you go in the country, you’ll be exposed to culinary traditions that focus on taking great ingredients and pairing them with fresh spices, herbs, and vegetables to create unexpected flavors. All great Filipino cuisine strives to balance sweet, sour, and salty.

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Cultured Palate: Dishes from Brazil

If you’ve been dreaming of an escape, Brazil may be calling your name. With an average yearly temperature of 77° and diverse regions that include beaches, rainforests, mountains, and savannas, Brazil is a place that’s unsurprisingly diverse in its population as well. As a result, their culinary tradition has evolved to encompass a vast variety of different dishes, including European, African, and even Asian influences.

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The World in Potato Dishes

Whether you boil them, mash them, or stick them in a stew, potatoes are a versatile and hearty vegetable that can be cooked in a plethora of ways. While originally from Peru and Bolivia, the potato spread its influence all over the world when it was brought back to Europe during the second half of the 16th century as part of the Columbian Exchange.