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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 Favorites

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.

Vegetable Fried Rice

Easy Chinese Recipes

Give dinner an Asian spin with classic and modern recipes using traditional ingredients, including soy sauce, rice vinegar, and fresh ginger.
Photo: Dana Gallagher

Italian Dinner Party Menu

The starter is store-bought, and the rest of the spread can be finished earlier in the day. Prego.
Photo: Jonny Valiant

Easy Mexican Recipes

Throw a fiesta in your home with recipes for tacos, enchiladas, empanadas, and more.
Photo: James Baigrie

An Introduction to Indian Cuisine

A wide variety of spices play a key role in this dynamic cuisine, which is not as intimidating as it may seem.
Photo: John Kernick
Vegetable Fried Rice
Lasagna with salad and garlic bread - Landscape
Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Chicken Curry in a Hurry

Stock Your Pantry


Essential Ingredients for Indian Cooking Checklist
Stock your pantry with a few basic ingredients to create an authentic Indian meal.

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Essential Ingredients for French Cooking Checklist
Stock your pantry with a few basic ingredients to create an authentic French meal.

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Essential Ingredients for Chinese Cooking Checklist

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

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