Brigadeiros are Brazilian chocolate pralinés named after Brigadier Eduardo Gomes. Gomes was a mister and officer in the Brazilian air force. It is said that Brigadeiros were invented for his election campaigns when he...

Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany


The Oktoberfest, also known as ‘Wiesn’, is an annual festival that takes place from mid-September until the beginning of October in Munich, Germany. Today, the Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world which...

German Saumagen with pan-fried potatoes and Sauerkraut


Saumagen is a popular dish from the Palatinate in southwest Germany. The literal translation of the name is “sow’s stomach”. An expression that might not have the most positive connotation to people who are not familiar with...



The mojito is one of Cuba’s oldest and most famous cocktails. Traditionally, it consists of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint. With its triumphal procession across the globe, many different variations...

Scones with clotted cream and jam


Scones are a traditional type of pastry from the British Isles that is often served for tea time, most commonly together with clotted cream and jam. They are a basic component of the well-known...

Churros with chocolate


Churros are a Spanish pastry made from fried choux dough. They are a typical breakfast dish but are also eaten as a dessert or a sweet snack and are most commonly dipped into hot...

Cancan dancers


The Cancan (or Coincoin) is a fast French dance in 2-4-time, which was derived from the last figure of the popular quadrille around the year 1830 in Paris. Traditionally, the cancan is performed by...

Cuisses de Grenouille, French Frog Legs

Cuisses de Grenouille

Frog legs are a very popular dish in French cuisine and are particularly traditional in the region of the Dombes (département of Ain). They can also be found in French-speaking Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal,...

Michelada, Mexican Beer Cocktail with Chili


Michelada is a so-called Mexican “cerveza preparada”. It is often described as a mixture between beer and Bloody Mary. Though it comes in many different variations, it is always prepared with beer, lime juice...



A Laugenbrezel is a traditional German food made from dough which is then baked in the form of a pretzel loop. The particularity about this type of pretzel is that it is dipped in...



Caipirinha is the national cocktail of Brazil. Although there are many variations today, the original is solely made with Cachaça, cane sugar and lime. Cachaça which is also known as Pinga or Caninha is...

Songkran Water Battles in Thailand


The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day. While astrological calculations originally determined the date for Songkran, it now takes place from 13 to 15 April every year –...

Currywurst with bread role


Currywurst consists of a traditional German sausage (with or without casing) topped with a spicy tomato-based sauce and curry powder. It is most commonly served with French fries or bread roles. Besides the famous...

Handmade Alfajores de Maicena from Argentina


Alfajores are smooth and crumbly sandwich cookies that have a sweet filling and are usually dipped in chocolate, icing or powdered sugar. Although the most common filling is dulce de leche, Alfajores come in...

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