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Presenting the Winners From Our Global-Inspired Dishes Contest

These global-inspired dishes contest winners will take your tastebuds on an international journey without leaving the kitchen.

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Feta-Stuffed Kibbeh with HarissaTaste of Home

Grand Prize: Feta-Stuffed Kibbeh with Harissa

There are countless versions of kibbeh recipes throughout the Middle East. This is our adaptation of this delicious dish. You can even substitute ground beef for the lamb. —Chris Bugher, Fairview, North Carolina

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1st Place: Ceylon Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

1st Place: Ceylon Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

This comforting chicken curry noodle soup is a take on a soup I ate during childhood. It is loaded with ingredients to boost your immune system and can easily be made vegan or vegetarian. —Sarita Gelner, Chesterfield, Missouri

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2nd Place: Finnish Salmon and Dill Pie

Being of Finnish heritage, I am always thrilled when I find a family recipe. This salmon and dill pie came tumbling out of one of my grandmother’s books. It will be a winner at any of your social functions. —Judy Batson, Tampa, Florida

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3rd Place: French Hot Chocolate

One of my fondest memories of Paris was sipping a cup of thick, dark hot chocolate at one of their patisseries. French hot chocolate is velvety smooth, rich, decadent and almost the consistency of a molten chocolate bar. It is meant to be sipped slowly and savored. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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Runner-Up: Conchas

Runner-Up: Conchas

Concha (Mexican sweet bread) is a breakfast or snack pastry found all over Mexico. It has a fluffy brioche-like dough with a crispy streusel topping, scored to resemble a shell. The pastry can come in a variety of colors and other shapes, but I prefer the plain and chocolate streusel. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Runner-Up: Indonesian Bananas Foster

Runner-Up: Indonesian Bananas Foster

When I ate bananas Foster the first time, it reminded me of this dish. The concept is the same—sliced bananas with a very sweet sauce. However, the bananas used are plantain bananas, and instead of rum to enhance the sauce, this dessert uses creamy coconut milk. —Loanne Chiu, Fort Worth, Texas

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Jamaican Beef Patties Exps Rc20 252533 E08 26 4b 6

Runner-Up: Jamaican Beef Patties

My mom was born in Jamaica and lived there until she moved to the United States during her university years. I’ve loved this Jamaican beef patty recipe for most of my life. The savory flavor and spices are just right, and the pastry is flaky and delicious. —Natasha Watson, Douglasville, Georgia

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Runner-Up: Israeli Malabi with Pomegranate SyrupTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Israeli Malabi with Pomegranate Syrup

Malabi is a very famous, easy sweet milk pudding from Israel. For this recipe I learned from a friend, you can use rose syrup instead of pomegranate syrup. —Kanwaljeet Chhabra, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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Runner-Up: PacocaTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Pacoca

Pacoca (Brazilian peanut candy) is an easy treat that has only five ingredients! It’s a popular sweet in Brazil, and after you try it, I’m sure you’ll love it, too. —Francine Lizotte, Surrey, British Columbia

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Runner-Up: Shrimp Mozambique

This shrimp Mozambique recipe was passed down from my grandma and is frequently made in our Portuguese culture. Variations include adding other seafood, such as clams, mussels or scallops. I’ve also made it with chicken since my kids will not eat seafood. —Christina Souza, Brooksville, Florida

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Runner-Up: AebleskiverTaste of Home

Runner-Up: Aebleskiver

Years ago, a friend returned from visiting her family in Denmark and brought back her family recipe for aebleskiver. After hearing her rave about these tasty Danish pancake balls sold in bakeries and at street markets there, I ordered an aebleskiver pan. I’ve been making them ever since. —Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York

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Runner-Up: Vegan Butter Cauliflower

I created this Indian butter cauliflower recipe for all the picky eaters in my family who love ethnic food. It’s also vegan-friendly. —Mihaela Metaxa-Albu, London, New York

Caroline Stanko
As an Associate Digital Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.

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