Teens, Meet AtoZ World Food!
Are you looking for some new recipes to try out this summer? Look no further. The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library has you covered with this awesome online resource. Meet AtoZ World Food, a database where you can learn about different cultures and their various cuisines and discover hundreds of diverse, authentic recipes to test in your kitchen. Today we are featuring six summer dishes from the six continents. But first, a brief overview of the site’s features are in order.
Using AtoZ World Food:
The interactive map on the site’s home page allows you to easily search for information and recipes by clicking on any country in the world. If you aren’t sure where to start, you can always take a look at the featured country of the day at the top of the page.
You can also find recipes by specifying the kinds of ingredients you want a dish to have, and you can find general information on food history, cooking methods, dietary restrictions, and more by heading to the “Reference” page.
When you click on a country’s profile, you will find information about its national cuisine, traditional dishes, dining etiquette, and more. You can also click on the “Cite This Document” tab to copy a specific citation style should you need it for a class project or research paper.
Six Easy Dishes to Try at Home:
Horiatiki Salata, or country salad, is a refreshing summer salad composed of chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, olives, feta cheese, and simple spices. It can be served on its own or as a side to your main meal.
Dolma Mshakila, or stuffed vegetables, are peppers or potatoes that are stuffed with rice, ground meat, tomatoes, herbs, and spices. This dish is quick, easy, and nutritious.
Chuyaco, or orange salad, is a light salad that is made with freshly peeled and sliced oranges, brown sugar, scallions, and chili pepper. This medley of sugar, spice, and citrus is perfect for an afternoon snack on a hot day.
Khao Neow Ma Muang, or mango sticky rice, is a fruity, creamy dessert that uses fresh mango, sticky white rice, and sweet coconut cream. Serve it warm or chilled for a comforting treat.
Huevos Rancheros is a popular breakfast dish in Mexico that is made using corn tortillas, eggs, beans, tomatoes, and salsa. Tired of having cereal every morning? Try this unique option instead.
Talautu is a light and easy dessert that is composed of coconut cream and fruit pieces (usually pineapple, mango, and/or banana). Fix it before heading out into the heat and eat it afterwards to cool down.
Hungry for more? Explore AtoZ World Food now!