With governments closing borders for indefinite amounts of time, many of us will have to cancel international travel plans for the foreseeable future. In order to beat the quarantine blues, there are many alternative ways to explore other cultures including virtual tours, learning a new language or cooking a meal from your favorite cuisine. We’ve rounded up our favorite recipes from around the globe below.
Nothing reminds us more of Spain than a great glass of Sangria (and tapas of course!) It’s one of the most well-known Spanish beverages and is served at almost every bar and restaurant. If you’re craving a cold, fruity beverage, try out this traditional Spanish Sangria recipe. You probably have all the ingredients at home already!
Thai Tom Kha Gai
If you were looking forward to a vibrant and sunny trip to Thailand, why not make something warm and coconut-y at home instead. Tom Kha Gai, which literally translates to Chicken Galangal Soup, is one of the most popular dishes on any Thai menu and it’s for a good reason. It’s sweet and sour and filling all at the same time. Let this Tom Kha Gai recipe hold you over until you can book your next trip.
Greek Salad / Horiátiki Salata
If you’re looking for something light and healthy for lunch, why not head to the Mediterranean for a Greek salad. It’s the perfect mix of sweet beefsteak tomatoes, the freshest olive oil and the creamiest feta. Here’s a simple Greek salad recipe to remind you that sunny days are ahead.
Indian Butter Chicken
Some days call for something extremely flavorful and spicy and there’s no better cuisine than Indian food to satisfy that craving. If you’re looking for a comfort meal with buttery goodness, then try this Butter Chicken or Murgh Makhani recipe from North India. You can also tour the Taj Mahal (virtually) while indulging in this meal!