8 of my favourite dishes from around the world

I love food! I could talk about it, write about it, rave about it all day long. And I love cooking too. I’m not a bad cook, even if I say so myself.

One of the aspects of travel that I enjoy very much is that it makes it possible to sample different cuisines and opens up your palate and your mind to new experiences.

Without further ado, I’m going to share some of the dishes I have eaten when on the road.

Bon appétit!

 

I’ll start with a couple of dishes I religiously eat whenever I visit my family in Argentina.

Achuras are an acquired taste. Here we can see chorizo (sausage), morcilla (black pudding), sweetbreads (the fat that surrounds the heart is grilled until crispy. So delicious!), and chinchulines (intestines).

Achuras are an acquired taste. Here we can see chorizo (sausage), morcilla (black pudding), sweetbreads (the fat that surrounds the heart is grilled until crispy. So delicious!), and chinchulines (intestines).

provoleta

Provoleta consists of a slab of provolone cheese grilled until golden., see the grill marks? It’s crispy outside and warm and gooey inside. What’s not to like?

We LOVE empanadas in Argentina! Beef, chicken, tuna fish, sweet corn. caprese, cheese and onion, ham and cheese, humita, spinach and cheese.... the possibilities are endless. We make them at home or buy them by the dozen. The are a staple on our diet, tasty, practical, satisfying.

We LOVE empanadas in Argentina! Beef, chicken, tuna fish, sweet corn. caprese, cheese and onion, ham and cheese, humita, spinach and cheese…. the possibilities are endless. We make them at home or buy them by the dozen. The are a staple on our diet, tasty, practical, satisfying.

I adore French food.

I ate these savoury galettes (crepes made with buckwheat flour) in Brittany. They were scrumptious. We washed hem down with dry Breton cider, Bliss!

I ate these galettes (crepes made with buckwheat flour) in Brittany. They were scrumptious. We washed hem down with dry Breton cider, Bliss!

Pasta! It would be impossible to describe how much I love Italian food. This is just a sample of the delightful dishes we had there.

These noodles with egllpant and lamb ragu were so delicious that I am at a loss for words.

These noodles with eggplant and lamb ragu were so delicious that I am at a loss for words to describe it.

I'm not too keen on fish and seafood. But when we met friends for lunch in Brighton (UK), I had to try freshly caught fish. This is the best fish and chips I've ever had, period.

I’m not too keen on fish and seafood. But when we met friends for lunch in Brighton (UK), I had to try freshly caught fish. This is the best fish and chips I’ve ever had, period.

How can I not mention barbeque? We live in Texas and we are spoiled for choice here. However, this tiny place in a tine town called Lexington makes the best barbeque, in my opinion. The meat was incredibly tender and flavoursome. The best part was, for me, that they don't use barbeque sauce to cook it. I prefer to taste the meat, not the sweet sauce.

How can I not mention barbeque? We live in Texas and we are spoiled for choice here. However, this tiny place in a tine town called Lexington makes the best barbeque, in my opinion. The meat was incredibly tender and flavoursome. The best part was, for me, that they don’t use barbeque sauce to cook it. I prefer to taste the meat, not the sweet sauce.

If you ever go to Fort Worth, Texas, eat at Reata Grill They make this tasty elk sausage and jalapeño grit dish. It's salty, spicy, creamy, smoky and just plain good.

If you ever go to Fort Worth, Texas, eat at Reata Grill They make this tasty elk sausage and jalapeño grit dish. It’s salty, spicy, creamy, smoky and just plain good.

What is your favourite food?

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About Ana O

Hi, I'm Ana. I'm originally from Argentina but I'm currently living in Dallas (USA) with my British husband. I'd like to share my experiences as an expat and as a traveller.

11 thoughts on “8 of my favourite dishes from around the world

  1. I totally appreciated this yummy post.
    Apart from every recipe in itself , I loved how you introduced all the dishes , the photos and that touch of tradition implied !
    Thanks so much!

  2. The Elk sausages look great, but I have never understood what grits are. Is it the potato on the plate?

    I also loved empanadas in Argentina. We went on a cooking course to learn how to make them, which I do every now and then. They’re not quite the same without Argentinian beef though 🙁

    1. I know. Life is not the same without Argentinean beef 🙂
      Grits is a more finely ground polenta. I guess I should add that to the post.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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