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Looking for some culinary inspiration? Explore a world of flavor with our collection of diverse and delicious recipes from around the globe. 

Got the travel bug? Cooking dishes from around the world is a great cure, especially when you're stuck at home. These 124 tried-and-true international recipes (including French and Mediterranean) can be prepared in roughly 30 minutes, great for weeknights and often faster than the take-out process.

This easy-to-use cookbook makes Mexican cuisine doable for cooks at any skill level. Tacos, taquitos, flautas, burritos, and even classic Mexican desserts like Churros and cinnamon-scented Arroz con Leche (rice pudding) are just a taste of the more than eighty straightforward recipes. With dishes for every meal of the day—plus refreshing drinks such as agua frescas and potent margaritas—Quick & Easy Mexican Cooking adds spice to any kitchen.

Imagine sitting down to a sumptuous and fragrant dinner of Dumpling Soup with Rice Cakes after a long day of work. And a hot summer afternoon just begs for a picnic basket stocked with Chilled Cucumber Soup, delicate Chicken Skewers with Green Onions, and Seaweed Rice Rolls.

From spicy curries to savory stir-fries, and tangy ceviche (a Latin American dish typically made from fresh raw fish cured in fresh citrus juices), to comforting stews, our recipes will take your taste buds on a journey through a variety of cuisines, including Italian, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, and more. Discover new ingredients, techniques, and tastes, and impress your friends and family with your international culinary skills.

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Hey there fellow foodies!

Are you like us, obsessed with trying new cuisines and experimenting in the kitchen? Do you love traveling and bringing back inspiration for your meals at home? Well, we’ve got an invitation for you!

Travel-and-Home started a Facebook group (English and Afrikaans content) for all of us to share our favorite recipes inspired by our travels. Whether it’s a classic dish you learned to make in Italy or a fusion recipe that combines flavors from all over, we want to see it!

There’s something so special about being able to recreate a dish from a far-off place and bring a little piece of that culture into our own homes. And sharing those recipes with others is even better. It’s a chance to connect with like-minded food lovers and maybe even discover your new favorite recipe.

So come join our group and let’s share our culinary adventures together. Post your recipe, add a photo or video, and tell us all about the flavors and inspiration behind it. And of course, feel free to comment and try out other member’s recipes too.

Let’s create a community of foodies who love to travel and bring those flavors back home. 

See you on our Facebook group!

Jo-Anne Naude and the Travel-and-Home Team

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One of the best things about traveling is trying out all the different local cuisines. Every place you go to has its unique flavors and ingredients, and there’s no better way to immerse yourself in a new culture than through its food. And while eating out at restaurants is always fun, there’s something extra special about coming back home and recreating those dishes in your own kitchen.

There’s just something about being able to relive those travel memories through cooking that brings a smile to my face. Whether it’s whipping up some homemade pasta after a trip to Italy or experimenting with spices and flavors after a trip to India, recreating those dishes in my own kitchen is like a mini-vacation all over again.

One of the first things I do after a trip is scour local markets and grocery stores for unique ingredients. I love discovering new spices, sauces, and produce that I’ve never seen before. And once I’ve stocked up on my finds, it’s time to get cooking.

I remember my first attempt at making pad Thai after a trip to Thailand. I was intimidated by the long list of ingredients and the unfamiliar techniques, but I dove in headfirst. And to my surprise, it turned out pretty darn good! Sure, it wasn’t quite as authentic as the street vendor’s version I had in Bangkok, but it was close enough to satisfy my craving and transport me back to the bustling streets of Thailand.

But it’s not just about recreating exact dishes. Sometimes it’s about taking inspiration from a place and putting your own spin on it. Maybe it’s using local ingredients to make a fusion dish or adding your own twist to a classic recipe. There are no rules when it comes to cooking, and that’s what makes it so fun.

And of course, sharing these dishes with friends and family is one of the best parts. I love inviting loved ones over for a homemade feast inspired by my travels. It’s a way to share a piece of my adventures with those closest to me and hopefully inspire them to travel and try new foods too.

So next time you’re on a trip, don’t forget to take note of the local cuisine and ingredients. And when you get back home, don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen. Who knows, you might just discover your new favorite recipe and create lasting memories with every bite.