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What ‘American Food’ Aisles Look Like In Other Countries

We’ve become accustomed to seeing aisles at the grocery store labeled, “Mexican Food,” or “Asian Food,” and it roughly encompasses some foods from the different cultures.

Well, apparently, when you visit other countries, they have similar aisles, except they label them “American Food,” and they try their best to stock the shelves with whatever they feel embodies American culture.

Whether it’s England filling up the shelves with A1 steak sauce and Pop Tarts, or Belgium filling it up with Soda and Mayonnaise, it’s interesting to see how other cultures see our cultural food.

You can’t really be mad at the selections in these aisles. We do love our snacks and sweets here in the US, so they’re not really wrong.

Check out these photos, taken by several people, as we learn a bit about what other countries think represents us best:

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New Zealand

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Germany

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France

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Sweets

49 Ways To Eat Chocolate Around The World

Chocolate isn’t confined to a single country. In fact, nearly every place around the world celebrates the sweet delicacy in a different way.

To better appreciate this, Avas Flowers created a detailed infographic that showcases 49 chocolate treats from around the world.

Check out the beautifully designed image below and see if you can spot your favorite chocolate snack. From Mississippi Mud Pies to Cadbury Double Deckers, we’re already craving a ton of items we’ve never even heard of.

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Brand

How to Make a Beautiful Beef Sandwich from Every Part of the World

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Whether your cows go moo, meuh, ụm bò or eum-mae, it’s hard denying the sheer pleasure of biting into a good chunk of beef. And thankfully, no matter where you go around the world, there’s no shortage of ways to transform the humble bovine from merely pastoral to truly divine.

We enlisted the help of Chef Frank DeLoach to put together a list of delicious recreations of some of the world’s most iconic beef sandwiches. From meatball marinara subs to deep fried Mexican cemitas to scallion pancake bulgogi flatbreads, all you’ll need is 45 minutes per sandwich and a whole lot of meat. Friends and family to share all these with are completely optional.

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Korean Kimchee Bulgogi Sandwich on Scallion Pancake Flatbread

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Prep Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 lbs Beef Short Ribs, cleaned and de-boned
1 small sliced shallot
1 inch of sliced and crushed ginger
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 lime juice
2 tsps roasted sesame seeds
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp Mirin (Japanese rice wine, found in the ethnic section of the grocery store)
1 tbsp of rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp of Hoisin (a kind of Asian barbecue sauce, found in the ethnic session)
8 oz kimchee
1 – 2 4 oz packs King Oyster Mushrooms, cut into quarters
2 bunches cilantro
1 package frozen scallion pancakes

Directions:
1. Clean and de-rib Beef Short Ribs. Set aside.
2. Mix shallot, ginger, garlic, lime, Hoisin, Mirin, rice wine vinegar, sesame seeds, sesame oil, and soy sauce in bowl. Add short ribs and let sit for 15 – 20 minutes.
3. Heat frozen pancakes with light oil in large frying pan until both sides are golden brown.
4. Cook mushrooms on high heat until golden.
5. In large pan, cook meat with marinade over high heat until sauce has fully absorbed.
6. Once cooled, assemble meat, mushrooms, kimchee, cilantro, and sesame seeds on top of scallion pancakes and serve.

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South American Corn Bread Arepa with Watermelon and Salsa Verde

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Prep Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 lbs thinly sliced Flank Steak
2 oz feta
1 slice watermelon
radishes and pea sprouts as desired

Salsa Verde
4 large tomatillos, cut into quarters
1 serrano chile, sliced
1 lime, juiced
1 bunch cilantro
1/2 bunch of scallions, white parts included
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
2.5 teaspoons of rice wine vinegar
2 small shallots, sliced

Corn Bread
2 cups masarepa or masa harina flour
1 3/4 cups water

Directions:
1. Place tomatillos, chile, lime, cilantro, scallions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, rice wine vinegar, and shallots into blender. Add one big pinch of salt. Blend ’til smooth.
2. In large bowl, marinade meat with salsa verde and let sit anywhere from 30 minutes to 24 hours.
3. Mix masarepa flour and water, then form into flat “loaves,” enough for four tops and four bottoms. Fry bread at 325 degrees until golden brown on broth sides.
4. Cook meat in cast iron pan on high heat until medium.
5. Assemble marinated meat, vegetables, watermelon, and cheese on flatbread.

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Italian Burrata Parmesan Meatball Marinara Sub

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Prep Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
3 oz of Burrata
2 tbsp olive oil
1 bread roll
parmesan as desired
peperoncinis as desired

Meatballs
2 lbs Ground Beef
1 large egg
1 6-inch baguette
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp salt
1/4 cup parmesan
Pinch of chile flakes

Marinara
2 28oz cans crushed San Arzano tomatoes
1/4 cup small diced carrot
4 small or 2 med/large thinly sliced shallots
1.5 tsp salt
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp olive oil
handful of basil, stemmed

Directions:
1. In a mixing bowl, tear baguette into small pieces. Pour in milk and mash bread and milk mixture until soft and mushy. Add egg and ground beef and mix with hands thoroughly.
2. Form 3 – 4 ounce meatballs with meat mixture, plus one smaller, flatter meatball for taste testing.
3. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to sauté pan, then cook meatballs approximately 15 minutes on high heat until golden brown. Remove pan from heat and set aside.
4. Combine olive oil, carrots, shallots, and salt into separate sauce pot on stove on medium high heat. Cook until there’s a little color. Add tomato paste and basil, and lightly sweat to bring out oils. Finally, add crushed tomatoes and let simmer for 20 minutes.
5. Add marinara sauce to meatball pan and cook on simmering heat for 15 minutes.
6. Lightly toast bread roll.
7. Place burrata, basil, and peperoncinis on bread roll. Add meatballs and top with parmesan.

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Vietnamese Sriracha Mayo Banh Mi

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Prep Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
20 oz Beef Ribeye, thinly sliced
1/2 carrot, shredded
3 inches daikon, peeled and shredded
1 baguette, lightly toasted
rice wine vinegar

Sriracha Mayo
Kewpie (Japanese mayonnaise, found in Asian grocery stores)
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Directions:
1. Combine carrot and daikon in bowl. Pour over with rice vinegar, just enough to cover carrots and daikon. Set aside for at least half an hour.
2. Sear ribeye on high heat, approximately 30 seconds a side.
3. Mix 1 parts Kewpie and 1 1/2 parts Sriracha. Spread on baguette as desired.
4. Assemble all ingredients on baguette.

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Spiced Middle Eastern Beef Pita with Sumac Lebneh

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Prep Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients:
6 cucumbers, chopped
Approx. 12 – 15 dates, chopped
10 – 12 sprigs cilantro
6 pitas

Meat Loaf
2 lbs Ground Beef
1.5 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp dried lemon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp white pepper

Sumac Lebneh
2 cups of lebneh (strained yogurt cheese)
2 tbsp sumac
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Directions:
1. Mix meat loaf ingredients in large bowl, pounding aggressively until it reaches a pasty texture. Form mixture into loaf and brown all sides on stove, about 8 minutes each.
2. Mix lebneh ingredients in separate bowl and set aside.
3. Thinly slice loaf into strips like gyro meat. Spread sumac lebneh onto pita then fill with meat, cucumbers, dates, and cilantro as desired.

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French Dip with Melted Gruyere

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Prep Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 lbs Chuck Steak, thinly sliced
1 baguette, lightly toasted
8 oz gruyere
6 oz creme fraiche
salt and pepper

Au Jus
3 shallots
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups beef stock

Directions:
1. Split shallots and sweat in sauce pot over medium to high heat. Add olive oil.
2. Pour in beef broth and let mixture boil until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Cook meat in au jus to medium rare, about 4 minutes, then remove from au jus. Set remaining jus aside for dipping.
4. Assemble creme fraiche, cheese, and meat on baguette.

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Pan Fried Mexican Cemita with Chile Slaw and Tapatio Mayo

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Prep Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 lbs Beef Ribeye Steak
4 loaves ciabatta, lightly toasted
flour, for dusting
1 oz cotija

Chile Slaw
2 sprigs cilantro
1 scallion, sliced
1 shallot, sliced
1 lime, juiced
1 fresno pepper
1 yellow chile pepper
1 serrano pepper
1 Anaheim pepper

Tapatio Mayo
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Directions:
1. Lightly dredge meat in flour then fry at 375 degrees, about 30 seconds per side.
2. Thinly slice peppers then marinate with lime juice along with scallions and shallots. Set aside.
3. Mix 1 part Kewpie to 1.5 parts Tapatio, as much as desired. Spread on ciabatta.
4. Assemble meat, seasoned vegetables, and cheese on bread.

Recipes created in partnership with Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Funded by the Beef Checkoff.

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Hit-Or-Miss

The Average Cost of Beer Around the World [Infographic]

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If you’re ever traveling across the world, you’re gonna want to make every penny count. You’re not going to want to spend up to $5 on a beer you can purchase for half that back home. So what’s a boozy world traveler to do?

A study conducted by GoEuro found the average costs of a 330ml (11.2oz) per country. Wall Street Journal reports that the data gathered was based on the average price of a 330ml bottle purchased at a discount store. This includes several world-wide brands and a major local brand.

In the lead is Oslo, Norway with a price of £2.87 per pint of beer per average store. That’s $4.77 for a beer in the US, and let’s not forget that its also from a discount store. The cheapest beer, however, comes from Warsaw with a measly sum of £0.64 ($1.06 US). Dollar menu beer, anyone?

Check out the infographic below the next time you’re primed to jet-set across the world. You might save yourself a few bucks in booze.

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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Pizza [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Cheesy. Melty. Meaty. Greasy. Everything about pizza is glorious. From its crispy, buttered crust to that hot layer of mozzarella. Of course, even this global favorite has some things you probably don’t know about it. I suppose its the savory pie’s way of keeping things, er, exciting.

The infographic below offers some curious facts about global pizza consumption. Apparently, if you took all the restaurants around the world, you’d find that 17 percent of them are pizzerias; men who answer the door wearing muscle shirts order pepperoni 3 times more than other pizza. How you interpret the latter is up to you. There’s also a quick breakdown of popular pizza toppings around the world — from sunnyside up egg in Germany to coconut in Costa Rica.

Get hungry, below:

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Starbucks South Korea Fizzio Sodas Come With Flavored Jellies, U.S. Jealous as Usual

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Starbucks new Fizzio soda line hit U.S. locations earlier this summer, but while we’ve been fawning over fancy flavors like Spiced Root Beer, South Korea has been sipping on a more exotic assortment complete with flavored jellies.

Brand Eating describes the South Korea Fizzio Flavors in detail:

Lemon Ginger is described as “Real fruit juice and spices create a light, citrus flavor with notes of ginger and rosemary that go perfectly with rich mango jelly.”

Passion Tea Lemonade is described as “Refreshing bright citrus and floral notes and smooth hibiscus jelly provide a lively, balanced zing.”

Yogurt Citrus is mentioned in the following manner: “real yogurt with creamy mango jelly for a tangy and fresh flavor.”

South Korea’s Fizzio line up sounds significantly more gourmet than our gussied up American classics menu. If you’re really looking for a Starbucks shake up, you could try to convince your favorite barista to carbonate your favorite drink.

In the meantime, I’m just gonna sit here trying to figure out a way to ask my barista to blend a Spiced Root Beer Fizzio with a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino for a spicy, bubbly, float. Mmmmmm, overpriced frapp float.

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Fast Food

New Double Hut Cheese Pizza Has Double The Stuffed Crust

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Just when you thought pizza couldn’t get better than stuffed crust pizza Pizza hut goes and makes a double stuffed crust pizza.

No, we’re not talking double the cheese bursting through the outer crust, we’re talking a second ring of stuffed crust in the middle of the freaking pizza. Hear that? That’s the sound of junk food addicts’ minds all over the world being blown with too much epicness.

The kicker? The inner sanctum of stuffed crust goodness also houses a cup of marinara sauce for your dipping pleasure. Double the stuffed crust, double the fun.

Now for the bad news, the Double Hut Cheese Pizza is currently only available in the Dominican Republic. I know, we’re heartbroken too.

H/T + PicThx Brand Eating

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Caviar, Reindeer Jerky, and 18 More Insane Movie Theatre Snacks From Around the World

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It’s easy to understand that not everyone in the world kicks back to Dawn of The Planet Of The Apes with a bag of popcorn and tray of soggy nachos. But red wine? Beluga caviar? Do other countries even need Netflix when their movie theaters are stocked with so much insane grub?

The following infographic by Lemonly highlights some of the quirkier nosh from international cinemas, from the mildly tweaked, like Tom Yum (sour soup)-flavored popcorn in Thailand, to the downright Fear Factor-y, like Colombia’s fried ants.

Which isn’t to say our own state theaters aren’t upping the luxe with cushy arm chairs and movie-themed cocktails. Just, you know, for $14 an average ticket these days, a pork dumpling every once in a while wouldn’t hurt.

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H/T Design Taxi