Last year brought a plethora of new recipes, among them dishes from six continents (sorry Antarctica) and many more countries and regional cuisines. With such variety, your favorites were all over the map – literally! From India, to the British Isles and down to the Caribbean, you proved delicious tastes come from every corner of the globe. These may not always be the simplest recipes around, but that extra bit of effort is a small price to pay for trying authentic flavors without buying a plane ticket. 2013 may be over, but that only means it’s time to bring on more culinary explorations – here’s to 2014!
Traditional Jamaican street food brings a taste of the Caribbean to the kitchen this year, even when the weather was less than pleasant. A fantastic marinade made with Jamaican allspice and Habanero or Scotch Bonnet pepper makes this dish pop near the top of our list! (Recipe and photo: Wishful Chef)
A British picnic classic, readers loved this healthier version of this traditionally fried treat. Here, it’s all about the layers – a hard boiled egg, wrapped in sausage, coated in breadcrumbs and baked to perfection makes an irresistible snack or light lunch when paired with greens, cheese, or relish. (Recipe and photo: Edible Ireland)
#3: Indian Egg Curry
Eggs are a great source of protein and a staple in many people’s diets around the world, so don’t relegate them to just breakfast! Filling and nutritious, this vegetarian curry brings on the spice and tastes even better the next day. (Recipe and photo: Perry’s Plate)
Oven caramelized onions make Willow’s version of this timeless soup far more accessible to the busy home cook. Topped with homemade French bread croutons and gooey cheese, this is comfort food to the max. (Recipe and photo: Will Cook for Friends)
And drumroll please… our number one world cuisine recipe of 2013 was from our very own Chief Nosher Vijay. A great starter recipe for trying your hand at Indian cuisine, there’s no longer any excuse for ordering takeout on a weeknight when you can whip up those authentic complex flavors in your own kitchen! (Recipe and photo: NoshOn.It)