Kick off your meals the right way with these fantastic appetizers.
Surprise your friends with this savory macaron, a twist on the traditionally sweet cookie with its mild crust and tangy center of feta, fresh tomatoes and basil.
Very popular in Balkan countries, cevapcici are easy to make. They can be enjoyed as an appetizer or arranged in sandwich with tsatziki dip.
Gougères are among the most popular hors d’oeuvres in France. Experience a little piece of France at home with this tasty recipe.
Light, healthy and low-carb, these lettuce wraps are a great starter for any meal or they can be featured as an entrée themselves.
This Cantonese-style appetizer is easy and quick to prepare; serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Pot stickers are a traditional treat served during the Chinese New Year. You can double or triple the recipe and freeze until ready to prepare.
Enjoy this delicious Russian recipe at home to whet your appetite for a fabulous Russia cruise.
Get a taste of these hearty soups from all over the world.
The beautiful savory character of truffle oil perfectly complements the sweet creamy tanginess of this tomato soup.
The Dutch are great soup eaters, often featuring soup as a meal’s main dish. This hearty soup is perfect for a fall or winter evening.
From pies to soups, we never tire of this versatile squash and its inimitable taste to satiate our yearnings for fall flavors.
A rich meat-and-vegetable soup, goulash is a national symbol of Hungarian cuisine.
Try this simple, soothing soup when you feel like you’re coming down with a cold. It may replace chicken noodle as your favorite comfort food.
This classic Russian soup, made with beef stock, is good year round. You can experiment with a variety of garnishes.
This hearty meal in a bowl works as a soup or entrée; it is considered Vietnam’s national dish.
Ciorba de Varza is a traditional Eastern European sour soup best enjoyed on cold winter days.
Dutch split pea soup (known as snert), is emblematic of Dutch cuisine. This recipe freezes well, so make a batch and save the extra for later.
From Russia to France to Southeast Asia, these salads will delight.
Stolichny salad is a favorite festive dish in Russia, often served on New Year’s Eve.
Salade Niçoise hails from Nice in the south of France. Traditionally featuring tuna, olives and capers, this salad will be your favorite.
A refreshing Southeast Asian dish, this Green Papaya Salad can be used as either an entrée or alongside more substantial fare.
Fill your tables with a global line-up of delicious meals.
With fresh jalapeño chili, dried red chilies and chili garlic sauce this dish is hot and spicy!
Unlike French beef stews made with wine, this Flemish carbonnade relies on the deep, dark flavor of Belgian abbey-style beer. It’s the perfect winter antidote.
This classic recipe comes to us from Austrian Master Chef Toni Mörwald, proprietor of Vienna’s Michelin-starred restaurants Relais & Châteaux.
This easy recipe is flavorful, healthy and good any time of year.
Made with real butter and covered in crispy breadcrumbs, this classic dish is a substantial cold-weather comfort food.
This old-country entrée comes to us from Portugal and it contains some of that country's best ingredients.
Simple to prepare and ideal for chilly winters, Hutspot (sometimes translated as “hotchpotch”) is a solid meal in and of itself.
Sauce Bordelaise is a great accompaniment for any grilled red meat. Bordeaux wine is the key to this recipe’s rich taste.
This fiery dish is a satisfying, intense entrée. You can make it spicy or spicier! Either way, this dish is a true delight.
Simple to prepare, this hearty main dish, originally from 19th-century Russia, is popular around the world.
The most challenging part of this “Braised Viennese Steak” recipe is learning to say the name in German!
Coq au Vin is a traditional French chicken dish cooked with a full-bodied Burgundy wine. Often served in the colder months of the year.
While the Viennese style of goulash is quite different from the Hungarian version, it shares the same savory paprika flavor.
Here is a tempting vegetarian entrée, very quick to prepare.
Try this delightful celebration of paprika and see why it is Hungary’s national spice.
Stir-fried shrimp and veggies with noodle pancakes; one of celebrity chef Martin Yan’s “quick and easy” dishes.
We hope you left room for dessert and these terrific sweet treats.
You might find this lovely cake, flavored with delectable almond paste, in any of the confiseries that dot Belgium’s countryside.
Dazzle friends and family with a holiday dessert tour de force. This is the iconic French Christmas cake, typically decorated with meringue mushrooms and marzipan holly.
Try this truly decadent recipe that's sure to impress even the most refined chocolate lover.
We’ve simplified this recipe using widely available frozen puff pastry dough so you can create a similar treat easily in your own kitchen.
When you travel through Austria or Bavaria with Viking, you can find this treat in most bakeries. Now, you can make it at home!
Here is one of the recipes we have collected while traveling through Austria. Found in many of Vienna’s coffeehouses and on board.
The French have perfected the art of baked goods; this tarte aux poires is an excellent example.
We discovered this scrumptious recipe in northern France. The almond paste, often used in French baking, gives it a Continental flair.
A traditional butter cookie found in konditorei throughout Vienna, these sweet treats are great with a cup of strong coffee.
Spiced and nutty in flavor, these traditional German Christmas cookies resemble soft gingerbread. Enjoy them at home or give as a gift.
This delectable Russian treat is easy to prepare and can be served with a variety of toppings.
Beloved by the French, macarons (pronounced mah-kah-ROHN) are sweet meringue confections that go perfectly with red wine, coffee or an afternoon cup of tea.
This universally loved cake is also popular for gluten-free diets since it doesn't contain flour.
This basic French chocolate mousse recipe is delectable in its simplicity. Be sure to use a high-quality chocolate for the best taste.
You'll say cheers to these fun coffee, hot chocolate and wine drinks.
Around the Christmas season, public houses in nearly every European town offer mulled wine as a delicious antidote to the season’s chill.
Here is a warm and very European coffee recipe that serves just one: you! Of course you can always make another one for a friend.
Warm up with this delicious and indulgent hot beverage traditionally served aboard Viking ships.
Sangria is typically consumed in Spain or Portugal, but has origins in France. This recipe uses rosé wine and Cointreau.