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UAE is the Ultimate Foodie Destination in the Region

UAE is the Ultimate Foodie Destination in the Region

Food cultures
Food and culture go hand in hand, and there is no better way to dive into the cultural scenario of any country, Food and culture go hand in hand, and there is no better way to dive into the cultural scenario of any country, rather than by exploring its very own dishes, which are an amalgamation of the different flavours of its history. Like most Middle-Eastern countries, the UAE has a vibrant and thriving cultural scene despite its modern wealth.   Undeniably there is always something more special about sharing good food in the company of loved ones, even so much more than sightseeing. The UAE, comprising seven Emirates, is no different and each city has its own unique flavour and cuisine. Here we have compiled the best part of each Emirate, which makes the UAE the ultimat...
Dubai Festival City’s Gastronomic Wonders: A Quick Guide to Delicious Food

Dubai Festival City’s Gastronomic Wonders: A Quick Guide to Delicious Food

Food cultures
Sushi, shawarma, burgers, seafood and cheesecake – these are all tasty foods found in Dubai Festival City. Known as a diverse business and entertainment hub, the place is a famous destination for both work and leisure. However, it is also known as a prime spot for socialising and great food. Whether you rent an apartment in Marsa Plaza or go to work in one of the commercial spaces in the area, chances are you’ve tried one or more of these delicious dishes in Festival City. Of course, they only represent the tip of the iceberg that are the gastronomic wonders found in the city. If you want to explore more on your next day out with family and friends, try some of the following mouth-watering cuisines available at Dubai Festival City. 1. Emirati Cuisine One thing that is most defin...
Best Rosh Hashanah Recipes to Gift Your Loved Ones

Best Rosh Hashanah Recipes to Gift Your Loved Ones

Food cultures
When you’re looking for gifts for your Jewish friends on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah, you’ll pay special attention to their customs and traditions. Food is always a welcome gift and typical Jewish New Year or Rosh Hashanah gifts center around apples and honey. Ancient Jews believed that apples have curative properties, while honey signifies sweetness and hope for the new year. Eating apple slices dipped in honey has special significance. When your friends open their mouths to consume the apple, they’re offering prayers to Hashem for mercy. Several Other Foods Have Symbolic Meaning Foods that have symbolic meaning for the Jewish New Year are called Simanim, and it is customary for people to present a Rosh Hashanah gift basket to their friends. Getting a kosher basket ensures that...
A Complete Guide to Peppercorns

A Complete Guide to Peppercorns

Cooking tips, Food cultures, Foods
The spiciness is one thing, but pepper has more qualities: its unique flavors! Peppercorns are not only about adding spiciness to your food, but also to provide rich and tasty aromas. The flavor sits in aromatic essential oils in the peppercorn husk, which is released only when grinding/milling. This is why freshly ground peppercorns always give the best taste. However, both taste and quality can vary considerably as the pepper fruit, like wine, is affected by the local climate and its soil. Pepper is the world's most used spice - but surprisingly forgotten and neglected even though it is found in almost every dish! Often pepper is only associated with heat and spiciness, but this "king of spices" has significantly more qualities. The unique pepper flavor comes from the bal...
A Guide to European Food Culture

A Guide to European Food Culture

Food cultures, Food Europe
Food and culture are very closely related to each other. Food culture includes traditions, dishes, and ingredients. The food culture in Europe differs from country to country, but there are common characteristics that distinguish European cuisines from, for example, Asian. The biggest source of starch in the kitchen is wheat flour, as well as dumplings of various kinds, pasta, and pastries. Most countries in Europe use sauces and spices as condiments and accessories. Let's look closer at the general rules and traditions of European food culture and how it varies depending on the country and which part of Europe you are in. Nordic cuisine The Finnish cuisine is reminiscent of the German, Swedish and Russian cuisines. The food culture in Norway is based primarily on the raw mater...
Guide to Food as Culture Heritage

Guide to Food as Culture Heritage

Food cultures
Food and meals are an important part of our cultural heritage. Even though we are far from pre-industrial storage today, there is much knowledge and inspiration to be gained from food traditions of old times. Food is not only vital to us, but it also tells us so much about our way of life, about nature and culture. In fact, food tends to play an important role in cultures. Some more than others. Even if we leave the country or culture in which we grew up, the food traditions will follow. This is also what has contributed to spreading food cultures, dishes, and traditions across the world. Many countries have been open to the food of other cultures more than others, which means that many cultures have been influenced by other food cultures. Before industrialism, it was very muc...
How to Find Good Restaurants During Vacations

How to Find Good Restaurants During Vacations

Food cultures, Foods
Finding good and interesting restaurants on your vacation and holiday is an important part of the holiday for many. But how do you avoid the tourist traps and find really good restaurants on the trip? In your home town, you have probably tried many of the restaurants that are available. You know which are good, which are terrible, and which restaurants are the best option depending on what you want to eat. But when you go abroad, perhaps on a vacation or business trip, to a completely new city, how do you know which restaurants are good and which you should absolutely stay away from? The difference between good and bad restaurants is huge. At worst, you may get ill due to improperly handled food such as cross-contamination and dirty kitchens, and at best you will have the best...
A Guide to Indian Food Culture

A Guide to Indian Food Culture

Food Asia, Food cultures
India is the second most populated country in the world. With so many inhabitants and such a large country, there are many different food cultures inside of India with regional differences, traditions, and ways of life, with a great difference in both taste and ingredients. With that said, Indian food culture is not as easily explained as the food culture in many smaller countries with fewer inhabitants, where regional differences are not as big. Because of this Indian food culture is huge, and with many different dishes, methods of cooking, and eating. The country consists of 28 states (as well as 7 sub-territories) and they all have their traditional kitchens and dishes.  In this guide, we go into detail about Indian food culture to try and understand what it really is, common ...
The World’s TOP 10 Best Food Countries

The World’s TOP 10 Best Food Countries

Food cultures
Where in the world can you eat the best food? The answer to this question is rather complex and doesn't have a fixed answer. The "best" will always, to a great extent, be subjective, and doesn't have a fixed answer. Different people have different preferences, and it also depends on where you eat, who is cooking it, and what you are eating. But the fact of the matter is that some countries in the world are more influential and famous than others when it comes to food and food culture. This ultimately comes down to the country's history, heritage, and its relationship with food. All countries have their own food cultures which involve anything from traditions, eating habits, ingredients, dishes, and much more. But with that said, in some countries, food plays a more important and vit...
A Guide to French Cuisine and Dishes

A Guide to French Cuisine and Dishes

Food cultures, Food Europe
Hardly any country in the world is as famous for its food as France is. When it comes to food culture, there are very few, if any, countries that can compete with France. They are known for using as much as it can of just the finest and freshest ingredients they can come across and for their sophisticated cooking methods. The only ones who may still consider that France is not perfect when it comes to cooking may be vegetarians or vegans. It is quite unusual with vegetarians and vegans in France and therefore the supply is quite narrow. However, more and more alternatives have begun to emerge as the trend grows. If you travel through the country you will soon discover that the dishes differ a great deal between the different regions. If you want to get the most "French" food a...