10 of the best International Cuisines you will love
Food and travel go hand in hand. If you are an avid traveller then there might be a fat chance of you being a foodie too.
Let us travel through the world with international cuisine on our platter.
The “crème de la crème” of the culinary world begins with French cuisine. Known as haute cuisine and presented as an art form, French cuisine has its roots in the Middle Ages. Beautiful wine, cheese, breads, pastries and the likes is what makes the French world go round. The cooking style throughout Europe is inspired by French cuisine.
French cuisine finds its place amongst UNESCO’s list of worlds ‘intangible cultural heritage’.
The food loving Spaniards just can’t get enough of the tapas, paella, churros, gazpacho and more. Amongst all the Western and Central Europe, it is the Spanish that use the most oil but a fact that they use Olive Oil makes it better. Spanish cuisine is inspired by its long history of invasion.
Enjoy your meal Spanish meal with Sangria, a drink made from red wine, fruits and brandy.
Feta, vegetables, olive oil, meat and lots of herbs are all a part of Greek cooking. Greek cuisine finds its ways through Mediterranean cuisine. Turkish and Persian influences can also be seen in some of the famous Greek dishes.
The flavors of Greek cuisine changes with season and its geography and has a long tradition.
All the goodness of the Middle East can be enjoyed in Lebanese cuisine. The Lebanese diet focuses on herbs, spices and fresh ingredients. Bread is a staple food and is served with every meal. Foods are generally high on vegetables and low on meat.
Mezze, a selection of dips, pickles and salads basically a variety of flavorful hot and cold dishes is an important part of Lebanese diet and so are fresh fruits and deserts.
Known for its flavors and spices, Mexican cuisine is a fusion of Mesoamerican cooking with the European especially Spanish cooking. Mexican food is considered to be spicy and corn, chilli peppers are a big part of Mexican food.
Enchiladas, tacos, burritos are a part of the Tex-Mex cuisine that is a blend of flavors and recipes from Mexican, Texan and American culture.
With its roots stretching back to 4th century BC, Italian cuisine is famous for its 400 kinds of cheese and 300 types of sausages. Noted for its regional diversity and abundance of difference in taste, Italian cuisine is one of the most popular in the world.
Pastas, pizzas, tomato sauce, nothing says Italy like its food.
Indian cuisine is usually spicy and the taste changes with the geography. Indian food changes with the directions but sadly the world is mostly aware of North Indian or Mughlai food. India has a lot to offer in terms of food be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian.
Indian food is heavily influenced by culture and traditions and reflects its 5000 year old history.
One third of the world’s populations eat Chinese food and there is Chinese cuisine wherever Chinese people live. The staple foods of Chinese include rice, noodles, vegetables, sauces and seasonings. The diverse cooking methods, materials and flavors mark the Eight Culinary traditions of China out of which four are the best known and most influential.
Japanese cuisine is based on combining the staple food with main or side dishes, rice being the staple dish here. Japanese food is considered healthy as a large amount of fish and vegetables are consumed. Great attention is given to fresh ingredients, gentle method of cooking and authentic flavors.
Japan’s most famous contribution to the global food is sushi.
The balance of sweet, sour, hot and salty makes Thai food distinct and a truly international cuisine. Attention to detail, texture, color, taste everything in Thai cuisine is about juggling different elements and creating a harmonious dish.
Like other Asian cuisines, the staple food of Thailand is rice and it is the first and most important part of any meal.