In 2013 we ran a series of stories on how to get started with ethnic foods that may be strange to a lot of diners. Written by our former food editor, Katharine Shilcutt, it remains a reader favorite. So we thought we'd pull it all together for you, ending with the most popular post in this collection. Just click on the headings to take you back to our original articles.
10. Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to British Cuisine
British food has been unfairly maligned for years as bland and starchy, but modern British cooking has done much to change that perception over the past decade.
9. Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Argentine Cuisine
Houstonians possessed of a hearty appetite will find much to love in the pampas of Argentina.
Thanks in large part to the fact that "awful" is a homonym for "offal," there's no terrific English word to refer to the entrails of an animal. 7. Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to German Cuisine
If you like the link sausages in Central Texas-style barbecue, you'll probably love bratwurst and the many other styles of sausage found throughout Germany.
There's more to Japanese food than raw fish and rice.
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Nigerian cooking is the mother of many American cuisines. Despite this, it can be a little daunting for newcomers. 4. Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Korean Cuisine
To say that Koreans like beef is an understatement. To say that Koreans love their beef as much as Texans do is getting closer. 3. Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Vietnamese Cuisine
It was only a matter of time before we hit Vietnamese food. The cuisine has become one of Houston's favorites over the past few decades.
2. Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Ethiopian Cuisine
African food is similarly diverse and distinct, especially in Ethiopia — a country with incredibly fertile land and a rich history.
1. Here, Eat This: A Beginner's Guide to Indian Cuisine
Every cuisine worth its snuff has a pocket food. Empanadas, pierogie, Cornish pasties, bao — you name it. The samosa is the Indian version of these portable treats.