Expand your palate in 2021 with international and regional dishes like fairy bread and bierock

10Best Editors, 10Best.com
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To get our travel fix at home in 2020, we brought international and regional flavors into our kitchens. Here are some ideas for how you can do the same – and inspiration for where to travel when it's safe again.

International eats

Overseas takes on pancakes

In America, pancakes are often seen as a sweet start to the day, but around the globe, the pancake is more like a blank canvas for a variety of sweet and savory meals.

International house of pancakes: You need to try these 10 versions

In Japan, the pancake is a savory entree, topped with meats, seafood, veggies and cheese.
In Japan, the pancake is a savory entree, topped with meats, seafood, veggies and cheese.

Fairy bread

What is this colorful and sweet Australian snack made of just three simple ingredients? Here's a deep dive into fairy bread.

What is fairy bread? And how do you make it? Get the lowdown

So what exactly is fairy bread? Well, here’s the big reveal: it’s white bread sliced into triangles, spread with butter and topped with rainbow sprinkles. That’s it.
So what exactly is fairy bread? Well, here’s the big reveal: it’s white bread sliced into triangles, spread with butter and topped with rainbow sprinkles. That’s it.

International hot dogs

Did you know that hot dogs are a tradition that's beloved around the world? You might be surprised to learn how some countries prefer to serve up their wieners.

Foreign frankfurters: You need to taste these international hot dogs

Chileans like their hot dogs with tomato, avocado and mayo.
Chileans like their hot dogs with tomato, avocado and mayo.

Unique ice creams from around the world

There are all sorts of unique frozen treats to be enjoyed across the globe. Here are 13 destinations with ice cream you'll really want to try.

Read more: Unique ice creams around the world that you need to try

Halva, made from smashing sesame seeds into a paste and sweetening with honey, is a go-to treat in Israel.
Halva, made from smashing sesame seeds into a paste and sweetening with honey, is a go-to treat in Israel.

International breakfasts

It's not uncommon to start the day with a balanced breakfast, but what's on the plate can vary greatly, especially from one country to the next. From savory and hearty to light and mild, here's what some people around the world eat for breakfast.

What do people in other countries eat for breakfast? Take a tour

German breakfast, called frühstück, is quite the spread, with a variety of offerings, including meats, cheese, spreads like marmalades, Nutella and honey as well as a soft-boiled egg.
German breakfast, called frühstück, is quite the spread, with a variety of offerings, including meats, cheese, spreads like marmalades, Nutella and honey as well as a soft-boiled egg.

Domestic delights

Kentucky Hot Brown

The recipe for a Kentucky Hot Brown originated from the need to feed hungry party guests at Louisville's Brown Hotel. It's a Roaring Twenties-era dish that's rich in both calories and flavor.

How now, Hot Brown? Everything you need to know about the Kentucky Hot Brown

The Kentucky Hot Brown heaps cheese, Roma tomatoes, turkey breast and bacon on a slab of Texas toast.
The Kentucky Hot Brown heaps cheese, Roma tomatoes, turkey breast and bacon on a slab of Texas toast.

Bierock

The winds of change may blow through Kansas, but they'll always carry the scent of bierocks. This sandwich is a local dish that induces nostalgia.

Bierock my world: Bierock is one delicious sandwich you've probably never heard of

Bierocks are rolls stuffed with  ground beef, cabbage, onion, spice and brown mustard.
Bierocks are rolls stuffed with ground beef, cabbage, onion, spice and brown mustard.

Regional burgers

Burgers may be an all-American delight, but how we put them together changes from region to region. Learn about some of the different burger variations across the United States.

Burger tour: You need to try these deliciously different regional burgers

New Mexico is all about the green chile cheeseburger,
New Mexico is all about the green chile cheeseburger,

Regional BBQ styles

There's so much more to BBQ than Memphis, Texas, Kansas City and the Carolinas. Look to try these seven regional barbecue styles.

BBQ trail: These regional BBQ styles are the unsung heroes of American barbecue

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