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NATIONAL DISH QUEST

LITHUANIA: Cepelinai, Delicious Dumplings Shaped like the Zeppelin (Recipe)

The main reason cepelinai is so fatty is that it was meant to feed hungry workers or to help survive cold winters. The crazy thing is that cepelinai was named after Graff von Zeppelin because those dumplings look just like the airship he invented.

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SLOVAKIA: Bryndzové Halušky, a Staple of Slovak Cuisine

The national dish of Slovakia, bryndzové halušky, is potato-dough gnocchi smothered in salty sheep bryndza cheese, and topped with fried bits of smoked, fatty bacon along with some of the fat. The ingredients are staples of the Slovak cuisine, and the dish itself exemplifies its nature.

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MALTA: What You Need To Know About Fenkata, The Traditional Maltese Dish (Recipe)

In the Maltese way of life, partaking in Fenkata is a way of expressing joy and a welcoming ritual for friends and visiting relatives. Pans of simmering Fenkata fill the air with inviting aromas during festive celebrations, or a momentous life event.

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