Entertaining Idea: An International Potluck for the Olympics

published Jul 26, 2012
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The Olympics’ Opening Ceremony is this Friday! Sounds like a good reason to celebrate. Why not have a potluck with food themed around some of the participating countries? We round up a good mix of recipes that should make for an excellent spread.

To be honest, the Olympics snuck up on me this year. I didn’t realize the opening ceremony was this week until friends of mine invited me over their place to watch them. “Good idea,” I thought. Then she said maybe we should have a meal with some international food – an even better idea. So here’s a roundup of some great international fare you might want to enjoy as you watch the Olympics this year. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to have a little party like us, it’s not too late.

The Food
Germany: German-style Soft Pretzels via Kitchen Trial and Error
India: Spiced Chickpeas with Anardana via The Kitchn
Italy: Peach and Prosciutto Bruschetta via The Kitchn
Korea: Korean Fried Chicken Wings via The Kitchn
Greece: Lamb Pitas with Cucumber Mint Tzatziki via The Kitchn

The Drinks
Mexico: Micheladas via Gojee
Great Britain: Pimm’s Cup via The Kitchn
Spain: Ruby Sangria via Gojee

The Desserts
France: Crepes (I’d make some with Nutella and fresh strawberries) via The Kitchn
New Zealand: Light, Airy Pavlova via The Kitchn
USA: Skillet Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie via Martha Stewart

Related: Help! I Need an International Dish for an Olympics Party