By Rebecca Longshore and Rebecca Longshore
Updated June 12, 2014
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In honor of the World Cup No.20 kicking off today, we thought we’d get the foodies involved for a friendly competition of the traditional dishes from each country.

First up, to honor the Brazil-Croatia match in the Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo at 3:00 PM CST/ 4:00 PM EST we have the savory courses:

Shrimp in Bahia Sauce
Shrimp in Bahia Sauce,
| Credit: Oxmoor House

Shrimp in Bahia Sauce,

On the Brazil side we have Shrimp in Bahia Sauce, a dish that combines two of the countries most popular dishes, the bobo camarones (shrimp in yuca cream sauce) and moqueca (seafood coconut stew). The result, juicy, plump shrimp resting in a creamy coconut broth filled with fresh herbs and peppers.

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Bouillabaisse

Bouillabaisse

And on the Croatia side we have our version of their, Brodet, (which is similar to a Bouillabaisse). Here we have a Bouillabaisse featuring calamari, mussels, Alaskan snow crab legs, shrimp, and a platter of assorted marinated fish. The tradition in Croatia, is to highlight the fish caught that day. All the beautiful seafood is set in a beautiful broth of herbs and white wine.

Now, the Tiebreaker:

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Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Bites.

Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Bites.

To represent Brazil, we have a take on their Bolinho de Chuva— Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut Bites.

Nutella and Strawberry Crepes
Nutella and Strawberry Crepes.
| Credit: Alexandra Grablewski; Styling: Gerri Williams

Nutella and Strawberry Crepes.

And for Croatia, a version of their Palacinke— Nutella and Strawberry Crepes.

What's your vote going to be? Brazil or Croatia? Go home and enjoy a World Cup dinner tonight!