FRANCE: French onion soup
French onion soup is winter comfort food as it should be: rich, warm, and blanketed under a generous portion of creamy cheese. It's best enjoyed with a slice of crusty bread.
From the sodium-heavy instant packs found in every American college dorm to the Michelin-star winning joint in Tokyo, Japan, ramen has developed into a global obsession.
We have Montreal to thank for Canada's unofficial national dish, poutine (which also sometimes goes by its informal nickname, "Canadian salad"). The iconic dish consists of crispy, golden fries topped with cheese curds and drenched in gravy.
curd[kɜːrd]: n. 凝乳；凝乳状物
Chilaquiles — which translates to "in a sauce of chiles" from Nahuatl — is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of heaps of crisp tortilla triangles tossed in a pan with salsa, and then piled sky-high with crumbled cheese and crema. Even better, chilaquiles are often enjoyed for breakfast.
tortilla[tɔːrˈtiːə]: n. 玉米粉薄烙饼，玉米粉圆饼
GREAT BRITAIN: Fish and chips
If you're harboring any reservations about just how delicious battered fish and crispy fries taste when dipped in a creamy tartar sauce, do yourself a favor and embark on a mission to try these top fish and chip shops in every region of the UK.
AUSTRIA: Wiener schnitzel
Wiener schnitzel, the national dish of Austria, consists of boneless, mallet-thinned meat (usually veal) that is then breaded and deep-fried until it reaches prime crispiness.
ITALY: Spaghetti alla carbonara
Originally from the region of Lazio (which is around Rome), this decadent spaghetti is a creamy mix of crispy bacon, velvety olive oil, fatty egg yolk, and nutty Parmesan cheese.
AUSTRALIA: Sausage rolls
Think of these Aussie favorites as the larger, heartier, and more sophisticated version of pigs-in-a-blanket.
Pierogies are boiled dumplings that are typically filled with a mixture of potatoes and cheese curds, and often enjoyed with a generous dollop of sour cream and caramelized onions.
dollop [ˈdɑːləp]: n. 团，块
ISRAEL: Matzo ball soup
Matzo balls — which are made from matzo meal and eggs, and often consumed during Passover — are doughy, rich soup dumplings that have a delicious tendency to soak up all the flavors of the broth in which they're submerged.
Congee — a soothing type of rice porridge that is so extensively cooked that the individual grains of rice coalesce into an almost homogeneous base — is popular in many East Asian countries, and is often fortified with different garnishes and ingredients to amplify the flavor.
homogeneous[ˌhoʊməˈdʒiːniəs]: adj. 同质的
garnish[ˈɡɑːrnɪʃ]: n. （为增加色香味而添加的）配菜，装饰品
AMERICA: Grilled cheese
The simple comfort mainstay known as the grilled cheese sandwich can come dressed up or au naturel — just as long as it comes with a side of tomato soup for dunking.
Arguably Germany's most widely valued culinary contribution, bratwursts are thick German-style sausages that are frequently paired with stewed sauerkraut and a tall, cool beer.
sauerkraut[ˈsaʊərkraʊt]: n. 一种德国泡菜