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We must confess 2014 was definitely a delicious year. As evidenced by the recipes below, our readers feasted on flavorful dishes from all corners of the world. Our top 10 best gourmet recipes of the year include specialties like Peking duck, spring rolls, honey-smoked ham, potato pakoras and the French classic Mont Blanc. Who wouldn't want to feast on these mouthwatering dishes? Learning how to make them is just minutes away...
PANCAKES WITH CRISPY PEKING DUCK
The irresistible crunch of five-spiced duck wrapped in silky pancakes was enough to win over our readers. Try the recipe now.
ANGELINA'S MONT BLANC
Pureed sweet chestnuts and whipped cream at the secret to making this French classic, which was FDL's most popular dessert this year. Here's the recipe from chef Sebastien Bauer from La Maison Angelina café near the Louvre.
These scrumptious vegan spring rolls were everyone's favorite appetizer in 2014. They are delicious dipped in soy sauce.
Learn how to make Germany's most beloved condiment - an enticing blend of ketchup, paprika, curry and onion that's best served over fried pork sausage.
SMOKED HAM ROAST
With just three ingredients you can prepare this succulent smoked ham laced with the sweetness of honey. It's a wonderful main course perfect for entertaining.
BACALHAU À BRÁS
This traditional Portuguese dish is a heavenly blend of fried potatoes, salted cod, black olives and eggs. It's made on our top 10 for two consecutive years.
Chinese mooncakes, which are typically enjoyed during the Mid-Autumn Festival, feature sweet fillings encased in an ornate pastry dough.
Steamed mussels are topped with breadcrumbs, herbs and Parmesan cheese then broiled under golden. It's a must-try appetizer recipe.
ARANCINI RICE BALLS
You'll fall head over heels for this Sicilian starter made from leftover risotto and mozzarella cheese rolled in breadcrumbs and fried until crispy.
These delightful Indian fritters made with spices and chickpea flour round out our top 10 gourmet recipes of the year. They are wonderful served with a tangy yogurt sauce.