Älplermagronen, or potato pasta casserole with applesauce (Switzerland)

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Salsa di noci, or walnut sauce for pasta (Italy)

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Spaghetti silsie, or spicy fragrant tomato pasta sauce (Eritrea)

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Panthay noodles, or curried “chicken” with noodles and veggies (Burma)

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Krautfleckerl, or noodles and cabbage (Austria)

Tweet Yes, I’m cooking cabbage again. And all you cabbage haters should really try out this recipe. The cabbage is fried for so long that it resembles caramelized onion more than boiled cabbage. Austrian cuisine has got heavy influences from e.g. Hungary and Germany and this recipe is sometimes known as “Austrian cabbage and noodles”. […]