Around the World in Icy Treats

Sinh Tố Bơ

If you’ve ever eaten at a Vietnamese restaurant and needed something cool to quench your taste buds after a bowl of steaming hot pho, you’re probably already familiar with Sinh Tố Bơ — the delicious Vietnamese fruit shakes made with sweetened condensed milk and fruit. The few tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk really make these fruity shakes shine — they add a hint of sweetness that mellows out the fruit flavor. Popular flavors in Vietnam include jackfruit, soursop, and avocado — the avocado in particular is a great choice because the smooth flesh makes a really decadent and eminently slurpable drink.



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…