These 5 Summer Recipes Basically Taste Like Vacation

With the power to evoke memories, taste and smell are two of the most underrated senses. Whereas a photograph might remind you of what you saw on vacation, one waft of fresh pastry or the burst of berries as you bite into a tart can elicit an even stronger response that instantly transports you to another time and place.

If you've been dreaming of dining in a vine-covered restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean or wandering the markets in Chang Mai, Thailand, but can't take the PTO, we've got the next best thing. Here, we spotlight five of the best recipes from around the world that'll transport your taste buds to happier times. From a strawberry-and-peach tart reminiscent of a treat from a patisserie in Paris to spiced corn cobs that you might find at a street stall in Mexico, these morsels basically taste like vacation. Leave your passport at home—these recipes will satiate your wanderlust.

What's the best meal you've had on vacation? Have you managed to replicate it at home?