Do you have Olympic fever? With the 2012 Summer Olympics before us, we’re all ready to watch our favorite athletes compete for gold. Now, while I’m more of a Winter Olympics fan, I’m still getting anxious for the start of the competitions and of course, the opening and closing ceremonies. Seeing so many incredible athletes from all different nationalities and backgrounds come together in one place really helps exemplify the spirit of the games.
To celebrate the heritages of all of these great nations, we thought we should share some of our favorite ethnic recipes, from appetizers to desserts, and have you decide which one deserves the gold. Take a peek at these ten countries’ recipes, and help us decide which one should come out on top.
We’re going down under for this Australian dessert: Chocolate Pavlova. Named after a beloved ballerina, this chocolate ‘n’ fruit dish is a great way to indulge after a long and busy week.
These traditional Chinese Almond Rounds are supposed to help bring you good luck!
These Mixed Berry Ice Cream Crepes are reminiscent of those you might find in a Parisian café. Light and fruity, it’s the perfect dessert for summer.
We’ve got a traditional German Potato Salad coming your way! Ideal for potlucks or even as a side dish, this deli salad works great any time of the year.
We’ve got a shortcut version of one of our favorite Greek dishes with this Easy Moussaka! With tasty layers of eggplant and beef, you certainly can’t go wrong.
There’s no way we could forget our wonderful host country, especially when they have a dinnertime favorite like Cottage Pie! This dish is a comfort food classic, perfect for your next family dinner.
We love this twist on an Italian café classic. This Cannoli Cheesecake has a light ‘n’ creamy texture that complements this lovely summer weather.
We can’t seem to get enough layered dinner recipes, especially when they have a distinct Polish flair like this recipe for Pierogi Lasagna.
Nothing beats the taste of a fresh tomato relish on your favorite dish while kicking back to watch the Olympic Games. This Tomato Festival Relish is not only a crowd-pleaser, but it’s versatile too!
While there were so many contenders for the best American recipe, this Yankee Doodle Macaroni Casserole just jumped above all the rest. With it’s classic family appeal, you really can’t go wrong.
Which of these recipes would you award gold, silver, and bronze? Share with us in the comments!