World Cup of Food: 16 of the Most Famous Recipes From Around the World
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World Cup of Food: 16 of the Most Famous Recipes From Around the World

The only other thing we can think of that’s more intense than watching 90 minutes of a grueling soccer match (aka drooling over the players’ abs) is the rumbling we get in our stomachs during the game. Hunger and soccer do not mix. At all. Instead of serving orange slices and juice boxes, score big with your friends and family at your World Cup parties by making these recipes from the countries competing in the matches!

1. Grilled Flank Steak With Chimichurri (Argentina): Chimichurri is a traditional condiment in Argentina consisting of herbs, garlic and vinegar. The only way to make it even tastier? Top a steak with it. (via Married Claire)

2. Anzac Biscuits (Australia): Put a plate of these crunchy oat-based biscuits in front of your guests and let them be transported to a land Down Under. (via Art of Baking)

3. Bauru Sandwich (Brazil): This Brazilian sandwich combines roast beef, mozzarella and tomato. Yum! Plus, it only takes minutes to make. (via Street Smart Brazil)

4. Toad in the Hole (England): Early game? Prep this dish before you go to bed and pop it in the oven in the morning. As a time saver, you can buy sausages instead of making your own. (via Kitchen Mason)

5. Chocolate Souffle (France): Don’t let souffles intimidate you! With this recipe, you’re just steps away from sitting at a quaint bistro in the middle of Paris. (via Taming of the Spoon)

6. Brezel (Germany): Forget pretzels that you buy in the snack aisle. Wow your guests with these homemade soft pretzels. Drink a cold beer with this treat and you’re basically at Oktoberfest. (via The Savory Lab)

7. Tiropita (Greece): Dough stuffed with feta cheese? Yes, please. (via Christina’s Cucina)

8. Limoncello Cranberry Cocktail (Italy): Give simple cranberry juice a boost by adding this Italian lemon liqueur. Bonus points if you make your own limoncello. (via Full Fork Ahead)

9. Grapefruit, Ginger and Lemongrass Sake Cocktail (Japan): Limoncello is to Italy as sake is to Japan. Celebrate big wins by toasting with this spirit. (via The Bojon Gourmet)

10. Red Chilaquiles With Chicken (Mexico): The great thing about chilaquiles is that there are tons of ways to make them! One of our favorites is with red sauce and shredded chicken. (via NYTimes)

11. Bitterballen (Netherlands): Holland’s favorite savory snack is deep fried balls of meat. What’s not to love? (via Red Shallot Kitchen)

12. Puff Puff (Nigeria): While we’re on the subject of deep fried snacks, after you finish your Bittenballen, make sure to leave room for some puff puffs, a Nigerian fried dough. (via Kuana Kitchen)

13. Arroz Doce (Portugal): Just as the final half winds down, treat your guests to a rice pudding bar! This recipe is delicious on its own, but you can also add tons of different toppings like raspberries and chocolate chips! (via Food52)

14. Beet Salad (Russia): Borscht fans will love this take on beets, turning them into a salad instead of a soup. (via Jan’s Sushi Bar)

15. Iced Tea Sangria (Spain): Forced to watch the games against your will? Have a few glasses of this sangria (even if Spain is out) and let all your worries fade away. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

16. Apple Pie With Bourbon and Salted Caramel (USA): Nothing is more American than apple pie, right? A boozy and sweet spin on this classic will have everyone cheering for you, even if their team loses. (via K+K Test Kitchen)

Which recipes are you going to make? Do you have any favorite World Cup-inspired recipes of your own? Let us know in the comments below!