United States: Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice

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Not many snowboarders call Louisiana home, but red beans and rice does. A staple of traditional southern cooking, this version is thick and smoky. View recipe here .
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Germany: 10 Gold Medals, 5 Beers Worth Trying

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What could be more German than raising a stein of beer? Until we have a recipe for bratwurst on the site, check out our list of reasons to shout prost! . View recipe here .
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France: French Onion Soup

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This rich soup is served in cafes in Paris and B&B;'s in Brittany. Topped with melted cheese, it's a cozy way to watch the French compete in the latest Olympic event. View recipe here .
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Canada: English Pancakes With Maple Syrup

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Maple syrup is as Canadian as hockey and CBC radio. Serve it on English pancakes for a Commonwealth-inspired breakfast. View recipe here .
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Korea: Open-Faced BBQ Tempeh Sandwich

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Tempeh is technically Indonesian, but can be found throughout Korea. This recipe throws barbeque flavors into the mix, also distinctively Korean. Click here for further information on tempeh's and tofu's place in Asian cuisine, and to view a slideshow of how it's made. View recipe here .

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Austria: Pork Roast With Turnips in Cane Gravy

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As the most popular meat in Austria, pork is a likely protein source for the country's five gold-winning Olympians to date. Make your meal even more Austrian by using pumpkin seed oil , if you can find it, to dress a side salad. View recipe here .
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Norway: Pickles

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Our recent story, An All-Ikea Meal, secures the pickle in Scandinavian cuisine. Whether you make them yourself or crack open a purchased jar, pickles will perfectly complement those five German beers you've been sampling in front of the TV screen. View recipe here .
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Switzerland: Rösti

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The luge isn't the only thing the Swiss are proud of. This vegan version of the popular grated and fried fritters is enhanced by the addition of sweet potatoes. View recipe here .
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China: Hearty Nomad Soup

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This is a Uighur soup that also has Kazak and Hui influences. This version, from the author's friend Kaixi, is very simple—the sort of thing one might eat in the Gobi Desert . . . or in Vancouver. View recipe here .
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Italy: Gelo di Agrumi

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This recipe is from Nicoletta Polo Lanza, who cooks for tourists in a historic guest house in Palermo. While touring Italy, one of our contributors scored her recipe for this simple and refreshing citrus dessert. Maybe by the time it's done, Italy will have scored their fifth gold. View recipe here .
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