This is a Portuguese green soup. Perhaps it is the mashed potatoes, but I feel relieved when I eat it. I recommend this dish because it is delicious freshly made, the next day, or even when it is cold. It is also a Portuguese New Year’s Eve soup.
Colcannon (Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Kale) / Ireland
This is an Irish creamy mashed potatoes that have been around for over 300 years.
This is delicious on its own, but it goes great with crispy bacon.
It is easy to make with only a few ingredients.
Risotto alla milanese / Italy
In the 1400s Spain brought rice to Italy. Risotto was born by putting that rice into soup. At the time, famine struck, and the new food, rice and risotto, quickly became popular. But…many rice fields were deliberately destroyed. Rice was mistakenly thought to cause malaria.
Kulajda (Creamy Mushroom Soup) / Czech Republic
This is a creamy Czech soup. It’s rich, but with just the right amount of acidity to balance it out. Mushrooms are the star of this dish, but dill is a must.
Paprikás Csirke (Paprika Chicken) / Hungary
This is a Hungarian dish in which chicken is cooked in paprika. This dish was born on a farm and has a history of several hundred years. I ate it with garshka (homemade pasta).
Jota (Sauerkraut Stew) / Slovenia
This is a Slovenian dish made by stewing sauerkraut, pork and beans. You can eat it while it’s warm or after it’s cold.
Shkmeruli (Chicken with Garlic Sauce) / Georgia
There are a variety of styles that are made with just chicken, butter and garlic, or with the addition of milk and other ingredients.
Boeuf bourguignon (Burgundy Beef Stew) / France
This is a dish that was eaten by the farmers of Burgundy. The French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution made it known throughout France.
Waterzooi (Chicken Cream Stew) / Belgium
This is a Belgian cream stew that the emperor loved. It’s a wonderful dish that tastes great with either rice or bread.
Beef Stroganoff / Russia
This is a dish that attracts many people around the world, from adults to children. The recipes are endless depending on the family, and some of them can be made in as little as 10 minutes.