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Guide to Food as Culture Heritage

Guide to Food as Culture Heritage

Food cultures
The food as a cultural heritage 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 conditions, about nature and culture. Even if we leave the country or culture in which we grew up, the food traditions will follow. Many countries have been open to the food of other cultures, which means that many cultures have been influenced by other food cultures. Before industrialism, it was very much about the struggle for survival for many countries when it came to food. Then, things have changed as now, we can buy fruits, vegetables, and spices from all over the wo
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? Use Guide Michelin Guide Michelin is available on the web and is easily accessible. It is a perfect site for finding good restaurants. There are star bars with one, two, or three stars, but you can also find the bars that have been rated "Bib Gourmand" and "The plate". The latter need not be expensive but are middle-class nooks. If you're going to a city that Guide Michelin has included in its guide, this is our best tip for finding good restaurants during vacation and when traveling abroad. You can find the Michelin guide online on their website. Use Tripadvisor In several cities,...
A Guide to Indian Food Culture

A Guide to Indian Food Culture

Food Asia, Food cultures
Calling Indian food Indian food may not be quite right. In India, there are many different food cultures with a great difference in both taste and ingredients. On the following pages, we will explain the different ingredients and offer several tasty recipes. Read more about India's food culture below or click into our recipe collection and descriptions of herbs and spices: Indian food culture Different religions and cultures have dominated different Indian territories and left different dishes and customs. Roughly, the country can be divided into two gastronomic parts, north and south, although North Indian food is also served to some extent south and vice versa. It is very easy to find vegetarian food throughout the country, usually much easier than food with meat. However, it...
The World’s TOP 10 Best Food Countries

The World’s TOP 10 Best Food Countries

Food cultures
Where is the world's best food? Some countries in the world are more influential and famous than others when it comes to food and food culture. In this post, we share the top 10 food countries in the world. Note that these are listed in no particular order, and the list can always be debated that some countries should be emitted and replaced by others. 1. India A popular dish in India is chicken tikka masala and tandoori chicken. Spices are widely used, such as cumin, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, chili, tamarind, turmeric, and more. Indian food is united by the love of mixtures of many spices. Incidentally, the variation is huge - from South India's feather-light pure vegetarian to North India's heavy grilled meat on skewers. Tandoori dishes and other meat dishes in Northern India
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...
A Guide to Chinese Food Culture

A Guide to Chinese Food Culture

Food Asia, Food cultures
Chinese food culture Chinese food culture is rich, to say the least, it includes cuisines from both different regions of China to variants of these cuisines. People of Chinese origin, living in other parts of the world, often customize their kitchen to suit the host country - for good or evil. As is usually the kitchen is divided into several main groups. The history of Chinese cuisine The history of Chinese cuisine goes back thousands of years. The influence comes from, for example, climate change, local preferences and not forgetting - imperial fashion. The phenomenon that kitchens from other countries are inspired and influenced by different techniques and ingredients over time, of course, also applies to Chinese cuisine. Chinese cuisine has historically evolved both from th...
A Guide to Spanish Cuisine

A Guide to Spanish Cuisine

Food cultures, Food Europe
In Spain, tapas is the most typical dish for the country. It is an ancient tasty tradition and almost all of the Spanish cuisine is like tapas. Spain is known as the land of small dishes and it is a must to eat tapas when visiting the country. On the walkway along the shops there is a large selection of tapas bars where you can pick and choose. It is common for different areas or bars to specialize in tapas. For tapas, it may be appropriate to have a beer or a glass of wine. Madrid's most dense and best tapas neighborhood is located just southwest of Plaza Mayor in the La Latina district. In the streets of Cava Alta and Cava Baja, you can eat tapas for hours. Food that Spain is famous for and that you often find in tapas is a lot of seafood and fish. There are also Iberian ham an...
A Guide to Oriental Spices

A Guide to Oriental Spices

Food cultures, Foods, Oriental Food
There are many different exciting spices in Oriental cuisine. Oriental spices are different, bold, and of course very delicious. Here are some popular Oriental spices you should know about (and recipes for making them). Oriental spice 1 1 teaspoon cardamom 2 tsp white pepper 8 tsp black pepper 2 tsp cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 tsp ginger 4 teaspoons cloves Mix all spices (everything should be ground) and store in a jar. Suitable to have in most pots, with meat and chicken. Oriental spice recipe - Falafel spice 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon seven spices Mix everything and store it in a jar. Zaatar oriental spice recipe 4 tablespoons dried thyme 2 tablespoons sumac 0.5 tsp sal...
A Guide to German Cuisine

A Guide to German Cuisine

Food cultures, Food Europe
Everyone knows about French cuisine, but German? It may not be easy to think of anything else but sausage but if you are going to Germany, you should not miss to enjoy their domestic delights. Here are some dishes you should try and a guide to German food culture! Germany is food, especially if you come to home cooking. The kitchen may not have the same aura as the French which is most often associated with refined arrangements in small portions, while Germany is instead dominated by large portions and rustic well-cooked home cooking. There are of course plenty of restaurants of very high class, which in Baiersbronn a place that is said to have the most Michelin restaurant stars per inhabitant. But what is typical German food then? Not easy to say since Germany is a large country...

What is Food Culture?

Food cultures, Foods
What is food culture? It involves methods that are taken to make, eat, and serve food. It also contains rituals and philosophies related to eating and its effects on the body. Religious beliefs are also included. Culinary methods and dining habits are part of this great topic. Culture can also define the taste of the people. Thus, there are differences that occur in different food cultures. While visiting other countries, it is important to respect their culture and to adopt it. The difference in dining habits in cultures Dining manors is a big topic in food culture. It varies from one region to another. Some people pray to God before they start eating. They tend to thank God for being given food on the day, some prefer to eat at the dining table while others prefer to have food o...