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20+ Old-World European Recipes Grandma Used to Make

Favorite Traditional Recipes from Cookstr's Editors!

Updated October 27, 2016

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Prime Publishing LLC

Published by Prime Publishing LLC

Cabbage Borscht

If your family is of European descent, chances are you have some very specific recipes that have become traditions in your family. Whether that food is latkes, pierogi, or borscht, these 20+ Old-World European Recipes Grandma Used to Make are sure to take you right back to grandma's kitchen!

Even if you didn't grow up eating traditional European food, it's hard to go wrong with things like hearty stews and hot, meaty dishes. Don't let the names intimidate you - each of these recipes has step-by-step instructions so you can recreate the flavors of Europe in your very own home. Food is such an important part of culture, and there's no better way to pass on your family's traditions to the next generations than through some delicious recipes they'll want to have forever.

German Recipes

While German food might not have the easiest names to pronounce, these recipes sure are scrumptious - hearty dumplings and crispy fried chicken will make any dinner delicious. For a meal that will leave you feeling satisfied, check out these classic German dishes!

Hungarian Recipes

There's nothing like some hearty Hungarian food on a cold winter's day! These meaty dishes are filling as well as flavorful. If you don't have grandma's goulash recipe, we've got you covered with one of our own!

Jewish Recipes

Many traditional Jewish recipes originated in central and eastern Europe with the Ashkenazim. Thankfully they made it over to America so we could all experience them today! These delicious Jewish food recipes are sure to bring you right back to the comfort of grandma's kitchen.

Russian Recipes

Russia is an enormous country with a very diverse cuisine. This is just a sampling of all the delicious Russian food out there! These Russian recipes are a few of the classics you might remember from your childhood.

Polish Recipes

Our family is Polish, and I have fond memories of Grandma teaching us to make pierogi from scratch around the holidays. These Polish recipes are the kind of comfort food that will remind you of the good old days.

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