Sunday, October 30, 2011

World on a Plate- International Spaghetti and Meatball Feast

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The Foodbuzz 24x24 Food Event showcases 24 food blogger parties during a 24-hour period. I was thrilled to be featured this month!

 
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



MEXICO:
FIESTA SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS


CHINA:
ASIAN SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS


My version of Traditional Italian-American Spaghetti and Meatballs

And the Winner was....... Drum Roll Please.........................

We had a 3 way tie with between the:

American/Italian Spaghetti Meatball

Indian Masala Spaghetti and Meatball

Asian Spaghetti and Meatball

Every pasta got a vote and they were all enjoyed.  At the end of the day that makes me a very happy cook.  This was such a special and fun night.   Thank you Foodbuzz for helping make this wonderful party happen!!

21 comments:

  1. Now that's an impressive spaghetti feast! Though it didn't win, I'm curious with the Spanakopita and Stroganoff versions, I think these are creative twists on the usual spaghetti dish. Great post!

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  2. Wow!! That looks awesome. I'd die for the Greek contender!

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  3. These are AWESOME!! What a fun party. Now I want to try every single one.

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  4. What a GREAT idea! I would have a very difficult time choosing! Nicely done and congratulations on being selected!

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  5. LOVE this! Such a great party and you know I love your ideas about 'reinventing' spaghetti and meatballs! For me...I wonder...but I think it might have been a tie between the Indian and Asian dishes! But they all look fabulous! : )

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  6. yummy looking spaghetti and meatball all of it looks wonderful

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  7. I can't think of a better 24x24 post for you to have done! These all look delicious!

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  8. Everything looks so good Ramona. Congrats on being chosen. I was one of the 24 chosen also, so I know how tired you are right about now.

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  9. wow!!what a great party!!all these look wonderful!!

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  10. Wow! world in your table!! what a great party. All spaghetti looks mouthwatering:).

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  11. omy gooooooooooodness....wat a fantastic party...excellent presentation..;)
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. wow!!what a great party!!all these look wonderful!!

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  13. I love this! What a great idea. My mouth was watering. I am not even sure what I would have picked first. Yum!!

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  14. This is such a wonderful idea! My international students would have loved this!

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  15. Those look so good--I remember seeing the spanakopita meatball and thinking it would be my favorite!

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  16. This looks great. I love that you posted all these recipes. You're pictures are making me so hungry. I'm Russian and the Stroganoff Spaghetti and Meatballs looks exactly like we would make it. Everything looks so delicious :)

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  17. This is such a cool and creative idea, I love it :)

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  18. what a fantastic idea. Love your execution and creativity. I have never seen or tasted a couple of those meatballs before.:-) Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Such a good idea! I would love to try all of those.

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