There are so many privileges that come with doing what we love, and one of them is definitely being able to introduce our Fam to new foods. So here we are, doing it again, but with a twist. And that twist is a word search, because games are fun and also because as much as we want to get 100% of what’s on this list on our menu ASAP, there’s only so much we can cook each week!
Play and learn, peeps! Have fun.
We wish this were interactive but no such luck! Use your eye balls to find the words or just print it out. We do not suggest circling things with a pen on your phone. (!!)
Anyway, here’s what you’re looking for and how these words are so deliciously defined:
Anzac Biscuit: To the land down under! Coming in hot from Australia and New Zealand, Anzac biscuits are the cookies you need in your cabinet. Rolled oats and coconut are the main players here, with a crispy and crunchy texture that’s tough to beat.
Arepas: Originally from South America, ground maize dough (similar to cornmeal) is turned into a pancake or patty-like shape, and either grilled, baked, or fried, creating arepas.
Banh Mi: In Vietnamese cuisine, this delicious sandwich is a staple food, made with a baguette filled with vegetables like radish, carrot, cucumber, as well as cilantro, meat, and mayo.
Biryani: A mixed rice dish from the subcontinent of India, made generally with chicken and spices—think garam masala, cumin, coriander, paprika…mmmmm.
Kugel: a Jewish dish made of noodles or potatoes, turned into a casserole or pudding. Common ingredients include some of our faves—eggs, cheese, butter, what’s not to like?!
Moussaka: We all know lasagna, but what about moussaka? A layered eggplant, meat and potato dish. Maybe more like a shepherd’s pie—either way, it’ll transport you straight to the Mediterranean.
Okonomiyaki: A popular street food from Japan, and is a savory pancake generally topped with cabbage or meat, as well as Japanese mayo, and other yummy toppings.
Poffertjes: Small, fluffy pancakes from the Netherlands, made with buckwheat flour and yeast. Sometimes served with custard and powdered sugar, they are light and delicious. These guys can be eaten at all times of the day, which is our favorite kind of food!
Shakshuka: You literally cannot find a better fit-all meal. Like seriously, it’s perfect for breakfast lunch AND dinner. From North Africa, it’s an egg dish made from tomato, onion…maybe toss a bell pepper in there if you’re feeling it… and tastes incredible topped with feta and cilantro.
Tikka Masala: Often made with chicken, it’s a dish made with curry sauce served rice. Similar to butter chicken, if you’ve ever had that!