Bastani(Persian Rose Water, Saffron and Pistachio Ice Cream)

Bastani with Zoolbia Bameih is a cultural dish from Iran containing Persian saffron ice cream and pistachios. NYU student Sara Arabzadeh used to eat this dish all the time at family gatherings and in particular, Persian New Years. If you have a favorite dish, spice or tradition that’d you’d like to share use #MagicalMeltingPotChallenge on TikTok or Instagram.

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Chinese Tomato & Sugar Snack Recipe

This is an easy Chinese recipe. NYU student Catherine Xue often would eat this as an after school snack. It is super simple. It is a dish not often found in the United States, but it is often served as an appetizer in China. This snack is easy, delicious, and just a little unhealthy.

Ingredients
- 1 Tomato
- 1 Table Spoon of Sugar

Recipe
All you need to do is cut up a tomato and sprinkle some sugar on it.

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Pierre Thiam’s Mango Fonio Salad From Senegal

This dish is an ode to my childhood summers spent visiting my grandparents in Casamance.  They had a huge mango tree whose fruits were always ripe come summer. It was also the time when I would get to enjoy grandma’s cooking.  This refreshing, sweet and herbaceous grain salad brings together flavors and memories from those days.

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Youvarelakia (Greek Meatballs in Egg Lemon Sauce)

This is one of Maria and Paulina Hatziioannidis’s favorite dishes.  Their mom, Georgia, would make it for dinner when the weather got colder.  It’s the ultimate Greek comfort food. Makes 4 Servings.

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Shrimp Ceviche From Ecuador

There is nothing better than a homemade Shrimp Ceviche (Ceviche de Camarón in Spanish).  It’s one of the most popular dishes along the coast in Ecuador, Peru and the Caribbean.  Roy Mateus grew up in Guayaquil, Ecuador.   He’s a passionate home cook who has started giving wonderful cooking classes online.  Check them out at glfspice.wordpess.com, #glf_spice.  Here’s his favorite recipe with memories from summers by the beach in Ecuador.  It can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish.  To make it more filling as a main dish you can add cubed mangoes, cucumbers and/or avocados.  It can be served right away at room temperature, or made earlier in the day and kept in the refrigerator.  

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Ghanian Red Red (Black Beans in Red Palm Oil)

Theodora Osei, chef owner of the popular African Bar & Grill restaurants in Lakewood and Denver, Colorado shared one of her favorite dishes from Ghana, called red red.  It’s served at roadside stands, restaurants and in homes throughout the country.  Red red is made of black-eyed beans cooked in red palm oil that gives the dish its red color and name, as well as onions, tomatoes and ginger.  Red palm oil is considered a superfood because it has the highest levels of vitamins A and E of any cooking oil.  You can order it from Amazon or Walmart.com.

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Bastani (Persian Rose Water, Saffron and Pistachio Ice Cream)

Bastani with Zoolbia Bameih is a cultural dish from Iran containing Persian saffron ice cream and pistachios. NYU student Sara Arabzadeh used to eat this dish all the time at family gatherings and in particular, Persian New Years. If you have a favorite dish, spice or tradition that’d you’d like to share use #MagicalMeltingPotChallenge on TikTok or Instagram.
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Photo credit: Sara Arabzadeh

Spanish Tortilla de Patata (Potato and Onion Omelet)

The Tortilla was always a quick and easy to make dinner.  With 4 simple ingredients you got a delicious meal and it makes great leftovers the next day for breakfast or a filling for sandwiches.  It's versatile because you can eat it hot or cold and since it can be prepared in advance, we would always eat it at celebrations and  picnics.  The recipe is passed down from one generation to the next, and everyone has a different opinion: with or without onion?  For me, definitely, with onion! @silviascooking

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A Celebration of America’s Cultural Diversity Through Food!

The U.S.’s most respected immigrant chefs share their stories, cultures, careers, childhood food memories & recipes

For Families, Foodies,
Travel Lovers & Teens

Travel the world vicariously, revel in other cultures and be inspired by these American dream stories - A great read & cookbook for trying delicious, easy-to-make recipes from Africa, Asia, South America, The Caribbean, Europe & U.S. Regions that the whole family will enjoy.

For Teachers, Parents,
Home Educators & Career Advisors

Designed to supplement curriculums in Family & Consumer Sciences, World Cultures, Careers, Geography, Nutrition, Hospitality, Community, & “Kitchen” Math. Includes fun activities & exercise worksheets for kids & teens to do at school or home.

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