The World in Chips

Bamba – Israel

Bamba have officially gone mainstream — a Trader Joe’s branded version can officially be found in their stores in the United States. For Israelis, nothing will replace the original — light corn puffs coated in deliciously salty peanut butter. Bamba makes up a whopping 25 percent of the snack market in Israel, and there’s even a belief that the extensive consumption of Bamba helped limit peanut allergies within the country. Bamba are available in the original flavor, or filled with chocolate, halva, or more peanut butter. They’re the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and crunchy.



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…