Mushrooms with caraway (Czech)

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Oignons à la Monégasque, or sweet and sour onions (Monaco)

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Black bean salsa with mango and lime (Aruba)

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Corn fritters (Australia)

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Stir fried kang kong (water spinach) with spices (East Timor)

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Loubieh bizeit bil kizbara, or green beans with cilantro and garlic (Lebanon)

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Gobi panch phoran, or spicy cauliflower (Bangladesh)

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Mashed sweet potatoes with roasted garlic (Virgin Islands)

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Pumpkin curry (Sri Lanka)

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Colcannon, or mashed potatoes with kale (Ireland)

Tweet Ireland is one of the largest islands in the world. The northern tip of it belongs to the United Kingdom while the rest forms the Republic of Ireland. Besides English many Irish people also speak Irish, but it is no longer the main language. Ireland has a distinctive culture (much more than just beer, […]