• The World Culinary Arts Video Series

    The CIA's World Culinary Arts Program is a documentary series that explores the best in food and cooking around the world. The World Culinary Arts Program seeks out the gold standards of culinary traditions, examining iconic recipes of a given country, that when understood, provide a window into the whole of that nation’s culture. Launched in 2005, the program is winner of two James Beard Awards.
    Click on a country or region in the navigation to the right to watch a documentary about that culture's culinary traditions. Each documentary also comes with printable recipes.

    To watch how you can adapt these world culinary traditions to American menus, click on the "Adapting Traditions" link to watch recipe demonstrations from our sponsor, Unilever Food Solutions.