World Cuisine Guides

Our guides to world cuisine will help you learn about everything from culturally-specific equipment to the food history of dishes and traditions around the world.
The History of Hibiscus Drinks in the African Diaspora
The Best Fried Chicken on the Planet: An Opinionated World Tour
The Joy of Eating Mutura, Nairobi’s Blood Sausage of Ill Repute
A Beginner's Guide to South African Wine
A 'Typical' Breakfast in ... South Africa
Serving plate of fried and steamed dumplings.
How to Cook Frozen Dumplings
Six different Asian noodle types on a black background
The Serious Eats Guide to Shopping for Asian Noodles
Collection of different types of soy sauces on a table
A Guide to Soy Sauce Varieties
A carbon steel wok on a stovetop
How to Buy, Season, and Care for a Wok
A four image collage of various Asian greens
The Serious Eats Field Guide to Asian Greens
A collage of an overhead view of 18 different bowls of ramen.
Top 10 Instant Noodles from Around the World
A clip top jar full of homemade instant noodles. A pair of chopsticks lifts a bite from the jar.
Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous) | The Food Lab
The Yardlong Bean
An Illustrated Tour of Ice Cream Styles Around the World
Beyond Potstickers: Around the World in Dumplings
Seriously Asian: Luffa
A stack of pancakes with butter on top and syrup being poured over them.
Around the World in Pancakes
A bowl of tong sui
Snapshots from Asia: Tropical Fruit Feast; Tong Sui, Sea Coconut, and Toddy Palm Fruit
19 Savory Drinking Snacks From Around the World
Around the World in Booze: 8 Favorites to Seek Out
The Best Cooking Chopsticks Are Cheap, Durable, and Wildly Versatile
Garifuna dish of hudutu
The Garifuna Diaspora Celebrates 223 Years of its Cuisine
a group of pantry items typically used in Jamaican cooking
How to Stock a Jamaican Kitchen
The Serious Eats Guide to Rum
The Serious Eats Guide to Tequila
A table full of different British sweets and a cup of tea.
The Serious Eats Guide to British Sweets
Profile view of five different Manchego-type cheeses, cut into wedges and arranged on a wooden board.
A Guide to Manchego Cheese Varieties
Pylsur (Icelandic Hot Dogs)
An Intro to Icelandic Food
Overhead view of Persian rice on a blue paltter
Chelow (Persian Steamed White Rice)
Side angle view of Tahdig arrange on a mound of rice on a blue platter
How to Make Tahdig (Persian Crunchy Rice)
What Is Tahini?
Overhead view of a table full of traditional Ramadan foods.
When Family is Far, Food Offers a Sense of Belonging During Ramadan
Many Salads, Pickles, Olives from Haj Kahil (Jaffa)
The 25 Best Things I Ate in Israel
Serious Entertaining: Israeli Breakfast
A Time of Plenty: Celebrating Nowruz in America
Ka’ak, and the Case for the Ancient Arabic Origins of the Bagel
A Visit to Dubai's Fish Souk
Serious Entertaining: A Middle Eastern-Inspired Feast
Overhead view of tablescape of multiple hummus plates
A Guide to the Wide World of Hummus
Palestinian Food 101: Recipes to Get You Started
Overhead view of a plate of labneh with za'atar pita chips surrounded by a grocery store container of labneh, a bowl of zatar, and a plate of pita chips
All About Labaneh
The Real Story of Gumbo, Okra, and Filé
Side view of cemita sandwiches
Pueblan-Style Cemita Sandwiches
How to Trim Pork Spareribs Into a St. Louis-Style Cut
Strawberries and Cream Pavlova Recipe
How to Trick out Pavlova, the Easiest, Classiest Fruit Dessert for a Crowd
A Beginner's Guide to New Zealand Wine
Noosa Yoghurt: Australian-Style Yogurt Gets In On The Game
Let Them Eat: Strawberries and Cream Pavlova
A platter of ceviche and accompaniments.
Essential Peruvian Food: 10 Must-Eat Dishes to Seek Out
Spice Hunting: Aji Amarillo
Overhead view of sopaipillas with pebre
Sopaipillas (Chilean Fried Pastries)
The Serious Eats Guide to Cachaça
Side view of pouring syrup onto puddings.
16 Essential South American Desserts