Pork can be used in virtually any ethnic meat dish -- pork strips are a favorite in Chinese and Thai stir-fry dishes; ground pork goes well in Mexican tacos, nachos or wraps; and pork adds a twist to traditional Italian spaghetti sauce. Pork chops can be seasoned with Caribbean spices, Mediterranean seasonings and Provence herb mixes.

Here are some seasoning combinations that will add international flavoring to your pork.American -- barbecue sauce

Italian -- tomatoes, oregano, garlic, basil

Mexican -- cilantro, cumin, oregano, garlic, chiles

Greek -- lemon, garlic, rosemary, mint oregano

French -- white wine or grape juice, tarragon, thyme, mustard

Russian -- sour cream, paprika, onion

Oriental -- ginger, sesame seeds, soy sauce, garlic

Indonesian -- peanut, lime, ginger

Caribbean -- lime, rum, allspice, ginger, garlic

Indian -- curry powder, garlic, chili powder, cinnamon