Christmas can be great time to focus on a well-loved international cuisine. Whether you choose to go all-out Italian or serve just a few German favorites, you'll find what you're looking for in our special collection of international cuisine recipes to enhance your Christmas celebrations.See Popular Cuisines Recipes
Ryan Hardy first tasted a version of this succulent pork from a street vendor in Siena, Italy. "It changed the way I thought about food," he says. "It was fatty and sweet, spicy and succulent, smoky and salty -- all at the same time." Hardy uses the rub on other kinds of pork cuts, including the shoulder and leg, but the bone-in pork roast is the most dramatic; he often wraps a piece of pork belly around the side to make the meat extra juicy.
Pretty as a picture in a braided loaf, this traditional Christmas bread-- studded with candied fruits and peels--is particularly good sliced, toasted, and served for breakfast or brunch.
Roasted chicken tastes better if something flavorful, such as an herb, is placed under its skin. The rub used in this recipe contributes a ton of flavor while working like a marinade.
Need a chocolate fix? Serve this double-chocolate biscotti with a piping hot mug of mocha.
For classic risotto, the rice is cooked slowly, allowing the outside to become soft, while the inside remains firm. In our shortcut version of this recipe, the rice is uniformly tender and the risotto's texture is less creamy.
During the autumn season in Italy, turkey is often deliciously paired with a stuffing of chestnuts and sausage. The wild turkey was brought to Europe from the New World, and once domesticated, returned there to breed as the classic festive bird. It also became one of the large courtyard fowl animals in Lombardy. With Italy being one of the largest producers of chestnuts, it was expedient to put the two together in another happy marriage of New and Old World.
For an authentic German dinner, ladle these beef-and-pork meatballs over noodlelike spaetzle.
This classic German fruit-studded yeast bread is distinguished by a rich sweet dough spiced with mace.
For holiday menus, reach for fresh pecans, which are at their peak during fall and winter. They add richness to many recipes, including this side dish.
For a tradition Italian cookie recipe, try these easy bundles. Made with cinnamon, dates, figs, nuts, raisins, and vanilla, everyone will love these treats.
These cookies dissolve tenderly when immersed in coffee or cocoa.
Frozen spinach adds nutrition to this Italian-American comfort-food staple. To cut down on calories and fat, use turkey sausage.