Mighty rich flavors for much less money: These global dishes hail from humble but inspired kitchens.
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Global Budget Recipes
Translated literally, cucina povera
means "poor kitchen," but it really refers to the frugal genius of poor Italian cooks who made the most of gardens, forests,
oceans, and backyard coops. Anything abundant and affordable became the backbone of a dish; also anything left over, as with
the use of bread in salads and soups, or breadcrumbs with pastas. The approach isn't unique to Italy, of course: Every culture
has beloved dishes with roots in the flavors of necessity. Here, some global recipes inspired by the original "fresh and local"