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. There are many dishes offered by each country.
If you want to try sophisticated foods, then India is the place to go. These foods are offered mainly on the Punjabi region in the north, but if you visit other places south, east and west India, you will have different types of dishes which are mostly vegetarian but can also include meat of chicken, lamb, fish, and goat.
French cuisine is excellent 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. What you can find in France are pastries, spirits, Liquors, and wines which are all over the place.
If you go to the Mediterranean, they also have excellent cuisine with the Spanish cuisine being tops. They have tasty snacks or starters called ‘tapas’, and their seafood dishes are really very tasty. Sherry is their most famous national drink but they also have many excellent wines. This is made in Jerez from wine fortified with brandy. Sangria is also very popular because it is inexpensive and it is red wine mixed with spices, spirits, and fruit and it is just like punch.
When you take Mexican or Aztec cooking it will taste of Spanish cooking as well. They create the famous dishes wrapped in tacos or tortillas made from flour based breads. One very famous Mexican dip is Guacamole which is made from mashes avocados mixed with oil and garlic.
Italians are known for their pasta and pizza. Laborers in the field eat pizza for lunch. In each home in Italian villages, you will find brick pizza ovens and their women collect different kinds of mushrooms in the woods which they bring home with their baskets full of it so they can make their popular pizza al funghi or mushroom pizza. 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. In these countries, you eat appetizers, dips, and pickles with delicious breads. They use a lot of pulses like lentils and chick peas with plenty of fresh and interesting salads and a little less meat.
Thai cooking uses lemon grass and lime juice to create delicate and subtle flavors. You will notice Thai food a combination of bitter, sweet, hot, and sour flavors. Thais are known for their fish sauce and they use a lot of noodles when cooking.
Japanese cooking includes sushi rice and fish dishes. Sweets and rice based dishes and soya bean products and recipes are famous in Japan.