A Guide to Food and Travel
If you look traveling and food, then what a great way to experience a food vacation by checking out the different food specialties of the places that you visit. You can try the many different dishes offered by each country.
If you want to try sophisticated foods, then India is the place to go. Although many of these cuisine come from the Punjabi regions of northern India, you can have other Indian cooking styles from the southern, eastern and western parts where they cook largely vegetarian dishes but can include lamb, chicken, fish, and goat.
The greatest cuisine on earth is perhaps the French cuisine. One popular ingredient in French cuisine is rich cream and alcohol. One of the best and popular dishes in France is escargot or snails cooked in garlic butter with frogs’ legs. Some people are put off by snails and frogs in their dish, but these people are missing one great dish that is a delight to many. You can also find other specialties in France like pastries, spirits, liqueurs, and wines which you can find everywhere in the country.
There are a lot of great Mediterranean cuisine but the best of these is the Spanish cuisine. The Spanish tapa is a very famous snack or starter and you should try their excellent seafood dishes. They have excellent wines including sherry, which is their most famous national drink. This is wine fortified with brandy and is made in the Jerez region. Sangria which is like punch, is red wine with spices, spirits and fruit and is quite inexpensive.
Mexican or Aztec cookery is blended with Spanish idea. Mexicans are very fond of wrapped dishes in tacos or tortillas made from flour based breads. Guacamole is a famous Mexican dip made from avocados mashed with oil and garlic.
Italians are known for their pasta and pizza. Laborers in the field eat pizza for lunch. Each village used to have its open brickwork pizza oven and you could see women returning from the woods with baskets full of mushrooms to make the delicious pizza al funghi. When it comes to sausages and cheeses, Italy has lots to offer any visiting tourist. Their cooking is one of the most ancient cuisines in the world.
If you go to the Middle East, their cooking is a combination of Mediterranean and eastern with emphasis on warming spices like cinnamon. Delicious breads are eaten with appetizers, dips, and pickles in these countries. They use plenty of lentils and chick peas and they have different salads with little meat.
Lemon grass and lime juice are used in Thai cooking which gives their food a delicate and subtle flavor. You will notice Thai food a combination of bitter, sweet, hot, and sour flavors. Fish sauce and noodles are used a lot in their cooking.
If you will go to Japan you should try their sushi rice and fish dishes. Here you will also taste a lot of sweet and rice based recipes and soya bean products and recipes.