These tacos are stuffed with cumin-spiced potatoes and fried until they're crunchy. Todd Coleman
Stout Ice Cream
The malt flavor of strong stout, such as Guinness Foreign Extra or Dragon, adds a bittersweet contrast to this rich, custardy ice cream, which is based on one served at the I-Scream shop at Devon House in Kingston, Jamaica. See the recipe for Stout Ice Cream »
These enchiladas aren’t baked; they’re simply drenched in a rich sauce made with fruity dried chiles, rolled, and eaten right away.
Mole Verde Zacatecano
Lighter and simpler than the nut-enriched moles of Puebla and Oaxaca, this Zacatecan version is made with fresh tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeños, and garlic.
Tacos de Papa
These tacos are stuffed with cumin-spiced potatoes and fried until they’re crunchy.
These fragrant chicken kebabs hail from North India.
A delicious way to use leftover rye bread, this sweet pudding enhances the bread’s tangy flavor with the addition of spices and dried fruits.
Layered Herring Salad (Selyodka Pod Shuboy)
In Poland and Germany, herring is considered a bearer of good fortune. In this recipe, salt-cured herring becomes a lavish centerpiece when layered with apples and a sour cream-mayonnaise dressing.
These small bacon and onion pies are a staple of Latvian festive tables. We prefer double-smoked bacon, but any thick-cut bacon will do.
Slow-braised chicken with peppers and onions is a soul food staple. This version is seasoned with plenty of paprika.
Cabbage and Collards
At Martha Lou’s Kitchen, earthy collard greens and sweet cabbage are steamed together for this unique spin on Southern greens.
In some parts of the South, cooks prefer corn bread that’s slightly sweet, to counterbalance the salty, smoky flavors of vegetables stewed with pork.
Simply seasoned and fried, with a thin, crisp coating and tender, juicy meat, the fried chicken at Martha Lou’s Kitchen is some of the best we’ve ever tasted.
Okra is often boiled or fried and served as a simple side in soul food restaurants, but in Charleston it often comes as a luscious vegetable soup with tomatoes, onion, and celery. Get the recipe for Okra Soup »
Stewed Green Beans
Infused with the meaty flavor of a smoked turkey leg, these super-tender green beans are wonderful side dish.
Strawberry cake, topped with strawberry cream cheese frosting, is a favorite soul food dessert; this delicious version comes from Bertha’s Kitchen.