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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 rea...
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...
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 Italian Food Culture

A Guide to Italian Food Culture

Food cultures, Food Europe
Italian food culture is known all over the world and in Italian cuisine, you will find lots of goodies such as mozzarella, olive oil, and parma ham. But Italian cuisine also stands out because you eat, and look at the meal, in a completely different way than you do in the rest of the world. In other words, the fact that it is a little difficult to know how to behave at the restaurant. This is why many tourists appear as "rookies" when eating in Italy. Eat locally When in Italy, you should, of course, take the opportunity to eat Italian. It is part of traveling to experience the country's food culture. In Italy, you rarely have any choices. Probably there are occasional foreign restaurants in larger cities, but one must probably know the address to have a chance to find such rariti...
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? A Complete Guide

What is Food Culture? A Complete Guide

Food cultures, Foods
What is food culture? Food and culture are closely related to each other. The fact is that food can influence culture, but more importantly, culture influences food. Food and culture are not two different things. In fact, food is actually closely integrated into the culture of a country, people, or location. Before we dig in, let's sort out what "culture" actually means. As per Wikipedia's definition, culture is: "Culture is a word for the 'way of life' of groups of people, meaning the way they do things. Different groups may have different cultures. A culture is passed on to the next generation by learning, whereas genetics are passed on by heredity. Culture is seen in people's writing, religion, music, clothes, cooking and in what they do." Interestingly enough, the defin...