International Cooking and Recipes
Add a global twist to your usual dinnertime routine with recipes and tips for cooking Indian, Chinese, Mexican, and more.
Mexican Dinner Party Menu
A crowd-pleasing Mexican fiesta, spiced up with surprising yet simple dishes.
Everyday Mexican Recipes
Who says south-of-the-border dishes have to be supersized and smothered in cheese? With these nine fresh, easy recipes, you can have the whole (zesty, tomatillo sauce–topped) enchilada any night of the week.
Stock your pantry with a few basic ingredients to create an authentic Chinese meal.
- Chili sauce: Providing an extra zing, this thick sauce adds a nice punch of chili flavor to a dish.
- Chinese mushrooms, dried: More intense than fresh fungi, dried shiitakes—which should be soaked in water to rehydrate before using—add meaty flavor to a dish. You can even use the leftover soaking liquid in place of water or broth in soups and sauces. If not available in your grocery store, they can be found in Asian markets.
- Dark soy sauce: Fermented longer, this version of the Chinese staple has a slightly sweeter taste. Good in braises and stir-fries, it brings
out another layer of flavor in a dish and is less salty than soy sauce.
Related: An Introduction to Chinese Cuisine