The most popular dishes on Earth
04 October 2017 | Schwartz
Every year, thousands of people take part in events organised for One World Week, which aims to highlight global issues and the difference we can all make for our neighbours near and far. This year, the events will be taking place from 22-29 October, so why not take part with a fundraiser dinner party made up of the most popular foods from around the world? Here, we’ve found the top searched recipes from the top searched national cuisines – so get the oven on and invite the neighbours round for a One World Week celebration!
Who’d be surprised at the most popular dish in the world? It may have been elevated to legendary status in many a nation, but the true home of the modern pizza will always be Naples. In 1984, the popularity of the dish even led to the formation of the True Neapolitan Pizza Association, whose mission it is to promote and protect the traditional recipe. Whether you love a classic or prefer to mix it up, always finish off with a generous helping of one of our Italian herb blends for the authentic flourish.
Curry has been made in India for centuries, meaning that the classic dishes we know today are the result of a long history of trial and error! No wonder then this spicy specialty is a favourite all over the world, with so many different types and flavours developed to suit all tastes. Our mild chicken curry is an aromatic dish the whole family will enjoy, as it packs just a subtle punch of heat that kids can enjoy as well as adults. If you prefer a more fiery taste, just use our Hot Curry Powder.
“When it comes to homemade curry, I think it’s all about the spice mixture creating that perfect base. It’s a perfect way of putting the spices in your kitchen to work!”
- Find Donal Skehan’s Best Chicken Curry
Hotcakes, griddlecakes, flapjacks – whatever you call them, there’s nothing in the world quite like an American pancake. These thick, fluffy, not-too-sweet but just-sweet-enough delicacies are just the thing to kick-start your day, piled high with fresh fruit, a drizzle of maple syrup and maybe a cheeky touch of whipped cream. This recipe uses vanilla seeds to bring a whole new level of flavour to the king of brunch.
Noodles have been a staple in Chinese cuisine since the Han Dynasty (206 BC), and today they’re just a prolific as ever. Think of how versatile they are you can fry them, steam them, serve them in a soup or toss them in a salad, though of course the all-time favourite has to be a classic stir fry. Ready in 15 minutes, all you have to do is throw egg noodles, chestnut mushrooms, prawns and whatever veggies you like into a pan with a little sesame oil. Stir in soy sauce and our Chinese Five Spice blend and you’re all set!
One of the five sauces in French Haute Cuisine, Hollandaise is a fantastic option for taking many a savoury dish up a notch. But don’t be fooled into thinking you need professional skills to pull this one off – this creamy sauce, rich with lemon juice, butter and eggs, can be whipped up in just a few minutes thanks to our simple Hollandaise Sauce Mix. Try it drizzled over Eggs Florentine on grilled ciabatta, dolloped on steamed asparagus with Parmesan shavings, or as an alternative sauce for a classic burger.