Russ Crandall

Sambal Terung is a Malaysian roasted eggplant dish covered in sambal (a spicy, chile-based condiment). "I personally like this dish because it carries a deep, exotic flavor with minimal hands-on time; you’ll mostly spend your time soaking and roasting the eggplants," says blogger Russ Crandall. Slideshow:  Eggplant Recipes 
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This gluten-free take on the beloved Cajun dish employs toasted mochiko rice flour to replicate the signature roasted roux that is traditionally used to prepare gumbo. Slideshow: Gumbo Recipes 
Ital Stew
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Ital stew is a vegetarian dish aligned with the Rastafarian movement, focusing on unprocessed foods and simple, delicate flavors. Slideshow: Hearty Stew Recipes 
Karniyarik
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Like the meatless Imam Bayildi, this Turkish stuffed eggplant dish is rich, vibrant and perfect as a light supper.
Beef à la Mode
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This French variation of traditional pot roast differs from traditional American pot roasts by threading long strips of pork fat through a tough cut of beef to add fat and flavor; for the home chef, braising the roast in a sauce flavored with cured pork works just as well.
Beef Bourguignon
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This classic dish originated from the Burgundy region of eastern France as a pauper’s dish until it became a staple of haute cuisine in the early 20th century. This gluten-free variation uses rice flour and a sauce reduction to achieve its signature heartiness. Slideshow: Beef Recipes 
Caribbean Green Soup
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Callaloo, originally from Africa, is served throughout the Caribbean in different forms—from a thick side dish to the soup you see below. Slideshow: More Caribbean Recipes 
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Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá
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This simple yet satisfying Portuguese dish is attributed to Gomes de Sá, the son of a 19th-century cod merchant; legend has it that he developed this casserole while working in Restaurante Lisbonense in downtown Porto. Slideshow: Casserole Recipes 
Mexican Tripe Soup
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This tripe soup is often considered the ultimate hangover cure, most likely due to the healing power of gelatin-rich broth made by simmering pig’s feet. Served with hominy, it is called menudo; without, it is pancita. Slideshow: Mexican Recipes 
Caribbean Green Soup
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Callaloo, originally from Africa, is served throughout the Caribbean in different forms—from a thick side dish to the soup you see below. Slideshow: More Caribbean Recipes 
Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá
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This simple yet satisfying Portuguese dish is attributed to Gomes de Sá, the son of a 19th-century cod merchant; legend has it that he developed this casserole while working in Restaurante Lisbonense in downtown Porto. Slideshow: Casserole Recipes 
Mexican Tripe Soup
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This tripe soup is often considered the ultimate hangover cure, most likely due to the healing power of gelatin-rich broth made by simmering pig’s feet. Served with hominy, it is called menudo; without, it is pancita. Slideshow: Mexican Recipes 
Moroccan Goat Curry
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This traditional Moroccan curry is an ideal way to prepare goat; the sweet caramelized makfoul pairs perfectly with the tender, slow-roasted shoulder. Slideshow: Mororccan Recipes 
Rouladen
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Rouladen, the German version of the French roulade, is the result of Eastern chefs using readily available ingredients—mustard, pickles, onion and meat—to transform this dish into something distinctly German. Slideshow: German Recipes 
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Sabzi Polo ba Mahi
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This traditional herbed rice pilaf is most often enjoyed during Nowruz, the Persian New Year, celebrated in late March. Originally served with rare local fish like Caspian kutum, any white fish will work fine. Slideshow: Rice Pilaf Recipes 
Seven-Spice Roasted Chicken
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This spice-crusted chicken dish makes use of clarified butter to prevent burning while roasting at a high temperature. Spatchcocking the chicken ensures that it roasts quickly and evenly. Slideshow: Chicken Recipes 
Smoked Center-Cut Pork Chops
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A French rack of pork is a shoulder pork loin still attached to the ribs that affords the home chef an opportunity to prepare a feast of center-cut pork chops with minimal hands-on time. Slideshow: Pork Recipes 
Gabure Soup
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A ham-and-cabbage soup first developed by peasants in southwest France but perfected by restaurant chefs in the 1800s, this gabure is a perfect winter meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes. Slideshow: More Healthy Soup Recipes 
Pumpkin and Chorizo Soup
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This warming pumpkin and chorizo soup is inspired by the Mexican soup Sopa de Calabaza.While pre-roasting a whole pumpkin inevitably lends more depth of flavor, using canned pumpkin puree drastically cuts down on your cooking time and effectively turns this dish into a 30-minute meal. Slideshow:  Pumpkin Recipes 
Soft-Boiled Scotch Eggs
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A common picnic and party dish in the UK, Scotch eggs were likely first inspired by the Indian and Pakistani dish nargisi kofta, which encases a hard-boiled egg in spicy ground meat. This soft-boiled approach presents an unexpectedly tender egg yolk within a crispy exterior. Slideshow: More Egg Recipes 
Steamed Littleneck Clams
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Clams are deceptively nutrient-dense; they have a lower contamination profile than other ocean-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids and more iron pound-for-pound than beef liver. This classic preparation puts them on your table in less than 20 minutes. Slideshow: More Clam Recipes 
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Winter Slaw
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This straightforward and warming winter slaw is a perfect accompaniment to any hearty stew or winter roast. It’s equally delicious as lunch on its own during the brisk and windy months. Slideshow: More Slaw Recipes 
Bacalhau à Brás is one of the most famous Portuguese dishes and is considered the ultimate comfort meal in Portugal. The dish uses many of the quintessential ingredients found in Portuguese cooking: bacalhau (salt cod), eggs, potatoes, and black olives.