Mango Kulfi

India: Mango Kulfi

It is the summer on 196 flavors, and who says summer says ice cream! I am taking you to India for THE most popular frozen dessert of this wonderful country: kulfi.


Sweden: Kanelbullar

About 3 weeks ago, 196 flavors kicked off the summer by celebrating Memorial Day. Today, we are going to Sweden to celebrate the start of this beautiful season with the festival of Midsommar, and that together with our friend Delphine, our Swedish culinary expert, passionate about cooking and blogger at Del’s cooking twist .

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Sweden: Jordgubbstårta

Lycklig Midsommar! Happy Midsummer! This holiday, which could be called the feast of St. John the Baptist is certainly the largest and most celebrated holiday in Sweden, more than Christmas or the National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag).


Sweden: Köttbullar (meatballs)

The National Day of Sweden was just celebrated on June 6th. However, if you ask any Swede, this national holiday is rather uneventful compared to Midsommar or even Saint Lucia that we celebrated with lussekater back in December.

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Portugal: Pao de Lo

Welcome to Lamego! It is this municipality in northern Portugal hosts this year’s Dia de Portugal, de Camões e das Comunidades, the day of Portugal, Camoes and communities, i.e. Portuguese National Day on June 10th.

Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa

Portugal: Bacalhau a Gomes de Sa

Second stop in Portugal this week to celebrate the upcoming Dia de Portugal on June 10th with a ubiquitous dish of Portuguese cuisine : bacalhau also known as cod.

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Portugal: Caldo Verde

Dia de Portugal (Portugal Day), dia de Camões (Camões Day), dia das Comunidades portuguesas (Portuguese Communities Day) are all names given to the Portuguese national holiday to be held on June 10th.


United States: Succotash

In the minds of most Americans, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season. To mark the beginning of the season, picnic and barbecue are in the air over at 196 flavors!


United States: Potato Salad

Each year, Memorial Day celebrates the memory of US soldiers who died for their country.