Around the World in Icy Treats

Açaí na tigela

Açaí na tigela may be a phrase you’ve never heard before, but if you live in North America, you may be more familiar with this Brazilian treat than you may think. This delicious confection made of pureed açaí fruit has recently had a surge in popularity as North Americans look to it as the next big superfood. In Brazil, this deep purple sweet treat is sold in juice bars and beachfront stalls and can be topped with everything from granola and bananas to shrimp and dried fish.

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Cultured Palate: Dishes from Iran

Iranian cuisine uses a myriad of spices, dried and fresh fruits, herbs, and nuts to flavor dishes. These ingredients turn even the simplest meal of rice and stewed meat into a sensory explosion.

Around the World in Holiday Baking

Every December, millions of pounds of butter, sugar, and flour contribute to the creation of spectacular treats for holiday celebrations. Even if you’re not ordinarily a baker, many people venture into the kitchen before the holidays to make sure that they’ve got plenty of treats to offer to family and friends.

The Most Unusual McDonald’s Menu Items from Around the World

If you’re a fast-food connoisseur, chances are you’re already familiar with the McDonald’s menu that’s typical in North America. They bring in new choices fairly frequently. However, most people stick with their usual order of Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, fries, McFlurries, and Apple Pies. It’s familiar food, and the bulk of the menu is essentially…