Supper Club: International Recipes

Featured Article,Food and Travel,International Food
August 4, 2011

Foodies share their love of eating out in each other's homes, taking turns sharing and preparing restaurant-worthy international dishes.

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I love my hometown of Mount Pleasant, Mich., but it's not exactly overflowing with international restaurants. Instead of despairing the lack thereof, my friends and I fired up our stoves, hit the cookbooks and formed an international dinner club.

Every few months, we gather at each others' houses, rotating host/hostess responsibilities. The host chooses an international theme and sends out invitations on Facebook; everyone RSVPs, noting the dish they'll contribute.

You don't have to have access to specialty grocery stores or restaurants to branch out and try new cuisines—you just have to have a taste for adventure. Having a few friends along for the ride helps, too.

—By Cynthia Drake

Spicy Udon Noodles with Shrimp

Spicy Udon Noodles with Shrimp

Shrimp, ginger, orange and herbs—luxurious spa cuisine.

Somali Bantu Rice

Somali Bantu Rice

Flavored with cilantro and cardamom, this rice is a great side for chicken or beef.

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Bibimbap

The classic Korean dish is basically rice topped with meat and vegetables and a fried egg. Toss together and eat with a large spoon or a pair of chopsticks.

Coconut Curry Mussels

Coconut Curry Mussels

This light and aromatic curry goes well as an appetizer or main dish.

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