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World on a Plate: International Spaghetti and Meatball Feast
It doesn't matter what country you come from, where you were born or where you were raised, we all have certain foods that make us feel warm, cozy and happy inside. These dishes not only nourish us physically, but spiritually as well. Growing up in a Sri Lankan household I have a lot of Sri Lankan dishes that make me feel this way. But when I came to the United States as a preschooler I fell in love with Spaghetti and Meatballs. When I was younger I would eat it any way I could get it (even out of a can). Now as an adult, my tastes have matured and my palate has grown. But I still have a special place in my heart for a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs. These days I find the greatest pleasure in "inventing recipes" by taking a dish and giving it a twist. So I have taken the American/Italian Spaghetti and Meatballs that I love so much and given it 5 international make-overs from India, China, Mexico, Russia, Greece. At my party, my guest and I will compare these recipes and find out what international spaghetti and meatballs reigns supreme.
Here's some pictures of our party...
Here are the contenders and the recipes:
GREECE:SPANAKOPITA SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS
INDIA:MASALA SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS
FIESTA SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS
CHINA:ASIAN SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS