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These dishes are not as ‘ethnic’ or ‘non-ethnic’ as they seem
Bagels, like other foods, look different around the world. Can you guess where these other foods are from?
Here at The Daily Meal, we are constantly learning about new dishes around the world that we had no idea existed. We looked through our lists of the world’s mashed potatoes, pizzas, brunch dishes, and more to select foods that are, quite literally, ethnically ambiguous.
1. Kedgeree (England)
Kedgeree is an Anglo-Indian dish that is almost a perfect blend of very Indian (rice and curry powder) and very British elements (haddock). Parsley, hard-boiled eggs, cream, and sultanas are usually added.
2. Banana Curry Pizza (Sweden)
It’s not Hawaii or India or a country in Africa that pairs bananas and curry, but Sweden. The Scandinavian nation loves this pizza for lunch or drunk munchies.
3. Girde Nan (China)
Girde nan are basically Chinese bagels. They’re similar to New York bagels except they do not have a hole in the center.
4. Dabeli (India)
Dabeli looks like something you might find at a dim sum lunch, but it is actually an Indian snack food from Gujarat. The potato patties are mashed with dabeli masala (chiles, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, and cumin), then served inside a bun with tamarind chutney, roasted peanuts, sev (crunchy chickpea noodles), and pomegranates.
5. Kaya Toast (Singapore)
These are not grilled cheese sandwiches, but kaya toast. Simple and sweet, kaya toast is warm bread slathered with creamy coconut jam that’s been infused with pandan leaves.
Can You Name the Meal Based on Its Ingredients?
You just came home from work and could really use some food. You open the cupboard to find nothing but a tomato, bread, olive oil, and a basil plant on your windowsill. What are you going to do? You could either put your coat back on and go to the nearest restaurant, or you could use y Show More
You just came home from work and could really use some food. You open the cupboard to find nothing but a tomato, bread, olive oil, and a basil plant on your windowsill. What are you going to do? You could either put your coat back on and go to the nearest restaurant, or you could use your culinary wisdom to whip up the most basic but delicious Italian appetizer.
Some of the most popular meals in the United States have the simplest ingredients, but 60 percent of millennials don’t know how to make them. Do you?
Take a look at these 12 meal combinations to see if you know exactly what ingredients go into your favorite breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Do you know which ingredient does not come in chocolate chip cookies? What’s the difference between a Caesar salad, Caprese salad, and chef salad? What kind of sandwich is made of rye, corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese? If you can score 12/12 on this meal ingredients quiz, you’re destined to be a celebrity chef.
The Indians love this dish!
A popular South Indian food, this dish has its origins in Tuluva Mangalorean cuisine. It’s a crispy rice-batter crepe with a filling of spicy mashed potato, which is then dipped in coconut chutney, pickles, tomato-and-lentil-based sauces and other condiments. This dish is considered a part of the ‘holy trinity of South Indian food’ – the other two being idli (pure-white saucer-shaped steamed rice cakes) and vada (deep-fried savory doughnuts). The Indians usually have it for breakfast or lunch, as it keeps one full for longer!
Barms and stotties
A good example is the humble bread roll, known across different regions as a teacake, cob, barmcake, bara, bap, breadcake, stotty, softie, morning roll, scuffler and so on.
From potatoes to bread to chewing gum, different areas have different terms for the same items of food.
While some vary drastically, there are occasions when regions call certain food items the same name, even if they’re located hundreds of miles apart.
There are also particular dishes have come from a specific area of the country, which are named one thing in their place of origin and another elsewhere.
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Can You Guess What the Most Popular Food Was the Year You Were Born?
Food trends come and go, but some are so memorable that they define a generation. What was hot when you came into the world? Chances are, it came in a can or was eaten in front of the TV. Here&rsquos the most popular food the year you were born:
1930s: Creamed Chipped Beef
The Great Depression meant dinner could be pretty lean. This dish, consisting of beef smothered in white sauce and served over toast, was one that could be made easily on a budget.
1940s: Meat Loaf
Meat in a can is an easily recognizable American product, but intrepid home cooks of the &lsquo40s put their own spin on the supermarket staple, adapting older recipes into what we now know as the modern-day meatloaf. The nutritious dish rose to popularity thanks to recipes like Penny Prudence&rsquos &ldquoVitality Loaf,&rdquo made with beef, pork and liver. Meanwhile, the Culinary Arts Institute published a recipe for a savory loaf that called for beef, vegetable soup and cereal. Try Rach&rsquos ham-and-cheese-stuffed version made with ground turkey for a modern twist on what has now become an American staple.
1950: Tuna Casserole
The tuna casserole&rsquos history actually dates back to the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s, but it wasn&rsquot until the 1950s that this homey dish fully made its meteoric rise to popularity. As the quintessential comfort food&mdashcreamy, savory, cheesy&mdashit&rsquos easy to see why.
1951: Baked Alaska
This classic 19th-century recipe enjoyed a resurgence in the 1950s. You were sure to be the envy of your dinner party guests if you presented them with this flaming, meringue-topped beauty.
1952: Salisbury Steak
Few things are more comforting than a plate of Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes, gravy, and peas. So it&rsquos no surprise that this rich dish, invented by a doctor, was among the most popular in the early 1950s.
1953: Chicken Tetrazzini
Once a romantic dish eaten by movie stars and opera singers, chicken tetrazzini later became a comforting, at-home meal made with chicken, spaghetti, and a creamy, vegetable-infused sauce.
1954: Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs have always been popular, but the finger food&rsquos popularity surged in the 1950s, when every housewife had to have a matching egg plate for entertaining. Here are 14 of our best deviled egg recipes in case you&rsquore looking for some new combos!
1955: Green Bean Casserole
When Thanksgiving rolled around in 1955, Campbell&rsquos was prepared by releasing one of its most popular (and easiest) recipes ever: green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and those crunchy, irresistible fried onions.
1956: Banana Cream Pie
Comedian Soupy Sales took his first pies to the face in the &lsquo50s, kicking off a revival in this sweet, velvety treat&rsquos popularity.
The emergence of the suburb and the introduction of the Weber grill led to a surge in backyard grilling in the late 50s. Smoky briskets and juicy grilled chicken soon became the meal of choice for al fresco dining.
These airy, sweet cakes have been around for much longer, but the late &lsquo50s was a popular time for the comforting breakfast food: Betty Crocker's Cook Book for Boys and Girls&mdashwhich was first published in 1957 and wildly popular by 1958&mdashincluded a charming recipe for &ldquobranded&rdquo pancakes, and the first IHOP location opened on July 7, 1958 in Burbank, California.
1959: Cheese Ball
A go-to appetizer of the era, the Chicago Tribune included the ubiquitous pecan-encrusted cheese ball, made with cottage and blue cheeses, in an Aug. 21, 1959, round-up of easily prepared snacks for entertaining. Try an updated take with this garlic-and-herb cheese ball.
1960: Gelatin Everything
It was this year that kicked off the &ldquolet&rsquos encase everything in a gelatin mold&rdquo trend. Jell-O even introduced vegetable flavors, such as celery, Italian salad and seasoned tomato, to chase the trend. No comment.
1961: Chicken à la King
This was the go-to weeknight dinner for moms in the &lsquo60s: a richly layered dish of diced chicken, vegetables and a cream sauce. (It was/is also a great way to use up leftovers.)
1962: Grape Jelly Meatballs
These meatballs smothered in a sweet, sticky sauce were a cocktail party staple in the &lsquo60s&mdashthe ideal easy finger food. In 2017, we like our cocktail meatballs in a spicy-sweet-tart cranberry glaze, thank you very much.
1963: Beef Bourguignon
The first episode of Julia Child&rsquos hit show &ldquoThe French Chef&rdquo aired on Feb. 11, 1963. The inaugural dish? Beef bourguignon, of course, described by Child as &ldquoa perfectly delicious dish.&rdquo
1964: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Dating back to a recipe contest held by Dole in 1926, the retro-classic pineapple upside-down cake has stood the test of time, but was especially common in the mid &lsquo60s.
1965: Onion Dip
The advent of packaged soup mixes made easy, entertaining-friendly dips a popular &lsquo60s go-to. Try Rachael&rsquos take on this retro classic.
1966: Tunnel of Fudge Cake
Bundt cakes made their way to kitchens in &lsquo66 after this chocolate cake won the Pillsbury Bake-Off&mdashand the company received more than 200,000 letters from fans asking for the recipe to make their very own.
1967: Stuffed Celery
An upgraded version of the childhood classic &ldquoants-on-a-log,&rdquo this light appetizer began on the Thanksgiving table.
1968: Carrot Cake
Happy Birthday, Rachael! Rach was born in 1968, when carrot cake was all the rage. This cream cheese-frosted sweet treat was (and still is) loaded with veggies, nuts and plenty of raisins&mdasha sign of the health-food craze to come.
Neil Armstrong and his crew landed on the moon in this year, expecting to find nothing but cheese. Disappointed though they were, cheese fondue exploded as an entertaining dinner trend.
Thanks to the continued influence of Julia Child, French cuisine took off in the early &lsquo70s, and with it, quiche varieties arrived on the dinner table. Cooks in the &lsquo70s went way past Quiche Lorraine, though, experimenting with all types of filling, ranging from leeks and anchovies to onion and lamb.
1971: Eggs Benedict
This rich breakfast had been around for awhile, but a June 1971 Chicago Tribune article titled &ldquoAdventuring with Eggs&rdquo turned the Waldorf Astoria-invented dish into a make-at-home meal. Sunny Anderson&rsquos Classic Eggs Benedict with 1-2-3 Hollandaise Sauce makes it even easier to nail at home!
1972: Tequila Sunrise
This popular cocktail&mdasha mix of tequila, grenadine, and orange juice&mdashhas its roots in a Prohibition-era resort in Mexico, but it wasn&rsquot until 1972, when a bartender at Sausalito&rsquos Trident Bar served one to Mick Jagger that the drink took off.
The health boom of the &lsquo70s was kicked into high-gear with Eric Meller and Jane Kaplan&rsquos The Granola Cookbook, released in January 1973. Made of rolled oats, brown sugar or honey, dried fruit, and nuts, granola was seen as a healthier alternative to heavier breakfast fare like bacon and eggs.
A continued obsession with French cuisine (see 1963 and 1969) leads to the rise of the at-home crepe maker and voila! These flat pancakes become a sweet addition to brunch. Skip the cumbersome crepe maker and try our two-ingredient recipe!
New York Times restaurant critic Craig Claiborne declared sushi, &ldquoa trifle too &lsquofar out&rsquo for many American palates" in 1963, but by the mid &lsquo70s, the Hollywood set had embraced the raw fish dish, thanks to restaurants like L.A.&rsquos Tokyo Kaikan, where the California roll was invented!
1976: Chicken Kiev
This classic&mdasha chicken breast with a cheesy, oozing garlicky core&mdashwas ubiquitous dinner party fare throughout the decade. Rachael&rsquos version of the classic includes a kicky herb salsa&mdashtry it for yourself!
1977: Pasta Primavera
Pasta Primavera was the talk of the town in Manhattan in the &lsquo70s, when Le Cirque chef Sirio Maccioni introduced this cream-based pasta dish, accented with an explosion of green veggies.
1978: Hummingbird Cake
Mrs. L.H. Wiggins of Greensboro, N.C., takes the cake for creating this delectable pineapple-banana-spice cake with cream cheese frosting. First published in Southern Living in 1978, it remains the magazine&rsquos most-requested recipe!
1979: Cajun Blackened Fish
If it was charred or blackened, it was popular in 1979. Chef Paul Prudhomme opened his K-Paul Louisiana Kitchens in this year, and his follow-up cookbook, Louisiana Kitchen, put this dish on the map.
1980: Potato Skins
Someone in the &lsquo80s had the bright idea of scraping out potato innards and loading the empty skins with with everything from sour cream to cheese to chives, even chili. Here are 11 different variations on this game-day snack from our kitchen!
1981: Baked Brie
A simple idea that&rsquos still as popular today as it was when it first became trendy back in 1981: take a wheel of brie, top it with a bit of jam, wrap it in puff pastry and bake it. Here are four fresh &ldquobrie en croute&rdquo twists we like.
1982: Pasta Salad
Still a staple at picnics and summer lunches, pasta salad reached peak popularity in 1982, when the New York Times wrote, &ldquothe pasta salad, that darling of the carry-out shop, is here to stay.&rdquo Bored with your typical tri-colore concoction? Try Rach&rsquos bright and fresh pesto pasta salad.
Quinoa in the &lsquo80s? No way! This decade was defined by couscous&mdashthe traditional Moroccan staple that became a popular post-aerobics lunch.
This dessert has its roots in the 17th century, but tiramisu was all the rage in the &lsquo80s. Today, you&rsquod be hard-pressed to visit an Italian restaurant without the espresso-soaked sweet treat on the menu. Want to give it a go at home? Try our five-minute tiramisu fake-out!
In the early &lsquo80s, this sizzling dish was gaining popularity in restaurants throughout the Southwest, but by the middle of the decade, it was a staple. Have your own fajita night at home with Rach&rsquos classic skirt steak recipe!
1986: Monkey Bread
This ooey-gooey sweet loaf was a breakfast go-to in the &lsquo80s, as First Lady Nancy Reagan served it at casual White House functions and later included it in the family&rsquos White House cookbook. Katie Lee&rsquos shortcut version calls for refrigerated, store-bought biscuit dough and adds a trendy twist, thanks to the addition of pumpkin pie spice!
1987: Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate maker Alice Medrich started making a variation of these treats in 1973, but it wasn&rsquot until the New York Times wrote about them in the late &lsquo80s that they were widely accepted in the U.S. as dessert or a DIY gift.
1988: Bran Muffins
The popularity of this humble muffin shouldn&rsquot come as a surprise, given the decade&rsquos emphasis on low-fat and low-cholesterol foods, but they later fell out of favor due to their high sugar content. If you still need a muffin fix, try this gluten-free pumpkin spice and walnut-raisin variation.
1989: Crème Brûlée
Before the 1980s, crème brûlée was virtually unknown to most Americans. The dish, which is surprisingly English in origin&mdashnot French&mdashrose to fame thanks to chefs like Paul Bocuse and Le Cirque&rsquos Sirio Maccioni. Use a secret pantry ingredient to whip up your own in a flash with this recipe!
1990: Fusion Pizzas
Thanks to the rise of California Pizza Kitchen, the humble pizza pie saw all sorts of inspired toppings! From Thai chicken to Jamaican Jerk seasoning, a number of different cultural influences all found their way onto pizza dough. Shawarma Chicken Pizza on Naan or Chicken Teriyaki Pizza, anyone?
1991: Chinese Chicken Salad
The origin of Chinese chicken salad is debatable, but one thing is clear: it was on everyone&rsquos plate in the &lsquo90s! This Cal-Fusion blend of chicken breast, chow mein noodles, pickled ginger, carrots, mandarin oranges and lettuce was on the menu everywhere.
1992: Ranch Dressing
This creamy mayonnaise, buttermilk and herb dressing had been around for years, but overtook Italian as the nation&rsquos best-selling salad topper in 1992.
1993: Veggie Burgers
You could find veggie burgers on the odd restaurant menu in early &lsquo90s, but it wasn&rsquot until the mid-90s that tasty, pre-made options hit supermarkets and really went mainstream. Skip the freezer aisle and try Rach&rsquos Mediterranean veggie burgers with provolone and Italian ketchup.
1994: Caesar Salad
The Caesar salad may be a &ldquobasic&rdquo option today, but in the &lsquo90s, it was anything but. The dish saw a meteoric rise in popularity from this 1993 New York Times piece, when diners ate out specifically for the salad.
1995: Molten Lava Cake
This melty, chocolatey goodness originated in the &lsquo80s, but only after big-name chefs put it on their menus did the dessert really took off. Speaking of big-name chefs, we recommend Wolfgang Puck&rsquos Molten Chocolate Lava Cake.
1996: Sun-Dried Tomatoes
The Italian food boom in the States brought a lesser-known tomato variation to the forefront &ndash the chewy, tart sun-dried tomato, used most often in pasta dishes and salads. Try them in this recipe for Prosecco-Braised Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Leeks from former &ldquoTop Chef&rdquo Fabio Viviani.
1997: Fried Calamari
Squid&mdasha cheap, nutritious, and sustainable seafood&mdashwas largely ignored by Americans (ewww) until the mid-&rsquo90s when these crispy fried rings, served with tangy marinara, stole the show. Upgrade this trattoria favorite with a full-on fall-inspired fritto misto.
Sex and the City made its television debut in 1998, putting this vodka-cranberry juice concoction into the hands of women everywhere.
1999: Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Stuffed, roasted, blended into soup, or even casseroled, this ruby-hued veggie was everywhere in 1999. Try them stuffed with meat for a comforting meal!
The year 2000 was supposed to bring us rocket cars, but instead we got smoothie and juice bars popping up all over cities. Suddenly, cups of blended, frozen fruit became everyone&rsquos breakfast on-the-go!
Our very own Rachael Ray made her television debut in 2001, which launched EVOO (&ldquoextra-virgin olive oil&rdquo) into the minds&mdashand pantries&mdashof Americans.
Bacon has been on everyone&rsquos breakfast plate for years, but the popularity of this salty, porky treat skyrocketed in 2002, when it was included in everything from cupcakes to chocolate. (Even the Cake Boss shared a chocolate-bacon cake!)
2003: Lattes + Frappes
What was life like before Starbucks? In the early aughts, coffee dates were on everyone&rsquos agenda and soon enough, everyone was running on java!
Nutritionists deemed Greek yogurt as the new god-given source of protein &ndash a major focal point in &lsquo04.
Before cupcakes were a televised baking competition, they became popular with the help of Magnolia Bakery&rsquos ubiquity in Sex and the City. By 2005, these frosting-topped treats were everywhere, in all forms. Want three tips for making better cupcakes at home? A cupcake expert reveals all!
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Are you a natural cook? Do you think you have what it takes to be a real master chef? Can you whip up a decent meal with very few ingredients? Can you make the best chili out of everyone you know? Are you nostalgic for the taste of your mom's meatloaf? Do you know how cooking with meat differs from cooking with fish? Do you know how to make different sauces from an au jus, cream, or pesto? Do you know what it means to make bread rise or to render fats? Mostly, do you know recipes by heart? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this is the quiz for you. Test your skills about working in the kitchen with this fun but challenging quiz!
In today's society, we live in a world where prepackaged meals are the social norm and cooking is becoming more of a lost art. Fortunately, there are still people who take pride in their culinary skills. Food shows and recipe books are a strong testament that even in our busy world, a home cooked meal will always beat a prepackaged meal. Don't believe us? Just ask any foodie you see!
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Chaat has to be the most popular North-Indian snack. Vendors literally crowd the streets selling all kinds of delicious variations of chaat in this part of the country. Chaat parties are also popular and a nice alternative to a sit-down dinner.
Papdi chaat is a great introduction to this dish and a lot of fun to make. The first step is to make the papdi (or papri) dough, and then form it into thin circles and deep-fry. These wafers are then topped with potatoes and chickpeas and drizzled with a tangy, spicy, and sweet sauce.