Travel Through Your Plate: Cooking in Quarantine

Travel Through Your Plate: Cooking in Quarantine

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.

Spanish Sangria recipe

Spanish Sangria

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 Soup recipe

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.

Simple Greek salad recipe

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 traditional recipe

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!

Authentic Italian Tiramisu recipe

Italian Tiramisu

If you had a summer escape to Italy planned, there’s a high chance that you’ve had to cancel your trip. While nothing comes close to indulging in traditional Italian cuisine, this dessert recipe for Tiramisu may come close. Tiramisu literally translates to “pick me up” or “cheer me up” and this dessert absolutely lives up to its name.

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With the recent spread of the Coronavirus and subsequent border shut downs, cancelling imminent travel plans is a wise move. It’s important for communities to conduct social distancing and self quarantine, however it can be devastating to miss out on planned itineraries. To stave off the quarantine blues, many international sites have created virtual experiences that you can enjoy from your couch and we’ve rounded up our favorite ones here.
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