Maine: Smoked Salmon

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One bite of this luscious smoked salmon and you'll almost feel the salty air of the seaside town of Stonington, Maine, where the salmon is produced. Learn more here .
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Mexico: Soft Tacos

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Longing for a retreat to sunny Mexico? Make these delicious soft tacos using leftover roasted or slow-cooked meat and bring a tropical getaway right to your kitchen. See recipe here .
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The South: Pimento Cheese Sandwich

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If you live up North, you may never have heard of pimento cheese before, but in the South it's a culinary icon. Spread some on fresh bread, add a couple slices of bacon, and enjoy your traditional Southern lunch. View recipe here .
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Greece: Lentil Soup with Wild Hyacinth Bulbs, Garlic, and Mint

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This hearty soup combines sweet and soft lentils with crunchy and bitter wild hyacinth bulbs. Bonus: hyacinth bulbs were believed by ancient Greeks to be an aphrodisiac. View recipe here .
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Thailand: Fried Chicken

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Think no one does fried chicken better than Southerners? It's time to reconsider. One taste of this spicy Thai take on fried chicken is sure to change your mind. View recipe here .
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Italy (with a Taste of Thailand): Spaghetti with Thai Anchovy

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This recipe reworks the classic Italian dish, treating spaghetti like Asian fried noodles. What could be better than a taste of two countries packed into one dish? View recipe here .
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India: Lamb Kebabs with Chutney and Chaat

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Photo by Wendy Littlefield


While you're making this recipe, written by a chef on the Queen Mary 2, imagine you're on a trans-Atlantic ocean liner. View recipe here .
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Argentina: Steak

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No one does steak better than Argentineans. But you don't have to travel to South America to cook as the Argentineans do. Just follow these seven rules to enjoy a great steak in your own home. Learn more here .
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Chile: Spice Rub

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Now that you know how to cook a great steak, you need a great spice rub to put on it. Look no further than another South American country, Chile, for a spice rub that's perfect for steak and just about anything else. Learn more here .
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Italy: Shakerato

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Photo by Faith Willinger

It makes sense that the Italians would invent a most exquisite coffee drink for the summer. Lucky for us, making it at home isn't too difficult. View recipe here .

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Italy: Tiramisuper

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Tiramisuper, a fresh twist on the classic tiramisu is eggless and uses ricotta instead of marscapone cheese. But one bite will transport you straight to Italy, just like the original. View recipe here .
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