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Welcome to World Cuisine,  the delicious foods of our Planet. This page is just a prelude of more to come. This is a synopsis of the main cuisines as we all know them.

As our site progresses we will describe in depth country by country. It is true that this is a site about travel, but part of knowing the world is by knowing its different and tasty food.





Asparagus with Bearnaise Sauce

Asparagus with Bearnaise Sauce


French Cuisine

By Popular knowledge French Cuisine is the number #1 in the world. Here is no such thing as one French Food. It depends on the regions of such a vast country like France.

One thing is sure; these countries take its food preparation seriously and dedicate the time to prepare the dishes. In other words there are no shortcuts. 

They know from which region comes the best asparagus or the best petit pois in order to prepare the dishes. The French shop daily for the freshest meat or poultry and of course the freshest of vegetables.

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Delicious French Chocolate Souffle

Delicious French Chocolate Souffle


Top Dishes of the French Cuisine

  • Soupe à l'oignon – Traditional French Onion Soup
  • Wine – French wine is served with your meal, with cheese, or just sitting down and enjoying the moment
  • Cheese – The greatest diversity in the world
  • Boeuf bourguignon – Beef Stew braised in red wine
  • Chocolate soufflé – Nobody should miss this dessert
  • Flamiche – Pie filled with cheese and vegetables
  • Salade nicoise – Salad of lettuce, fresh tomatoes, boiled eggs, canned tuna,.
  • Confit de canard – Tasty duck legs meal
  • Tarte tatin – Apple pie
  • Ratatouille – Served as an appetizer or man meal. The ingredients consist of tomatoes, garlic, onions, zucchini, eggplant, carrots, bell peppers, basil, marjoram, thyme and other green herbs. 

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Japanese Dips

Japanese Dips


Japanese Cuisine

Top Dishes of the Japanese Cuisine

Rice is served in its own small bowl, and course item is placed on its own small plate or bowl  for each individual portion. This is done even at home. Japanese don’t like the idea of different dishes touching each other on one single plate.

  • Brown rice sushi
  • Teriyaki beef skewers with steamed rice
  • Japanese crumbed pork
  • Grilled salmon with wasabi mashed
  • Soba salad with seaweed, ginger and vegetables
  • Udon noodle soup
  • Wasabi oysters
  • Teriyaki chicken with noodles
  • Sushi hand rolls
  • Spicy prawns with wasabi and coriander mayonnaise

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Assortment of Thai Food in an open market

Assortment of Thai Food in an open market




Thai Cuisine

The cuisine of Thailand is spicy and the dishes very aromatic. It is a mix of many Asian cuisines. It is known to balance four tastes like sour, sweet, salty, and bitter.

Top Dishes of the Thai Cuisine

  • Tom Yum Goong - Spicy Shrimp Soup
  • Som Tum - Spicy Green Papaya Salad
  • Tom Kha Kai - Chicken in Coconut Soup
  • Gaeng Daeng  - Red Curry
  • Pad Thai - Thai style Fried Noodles
  • Khao Pad - Fried Rice
  • Gaeng Keow Wan Kai - Green Chicken Curry
  • Yam Nua - Spicy Beef Salad
  • Pak Boong - Morning Glory
  • Kai Med Ma Muang - Chicken with Cashew Nuts

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Typical Italian Lasagna has trespassed all borders

Typical Italian Lasagna has trespassed all borders


Italian Cuisine

When talking about Italian food, people tend to think of Lasagna, Pizza, cannelloni and tortellini. But Italian food is much more than that.

It has the characteristics of the region it comes from. You cannot compare the Sicilian Food with the food of Tuscany. Italy is a big country and the tradition of food has the influence of thousands of years of civilization of Greeks, Romans and others.

Top Dishes of the Italian Cuisine

  • Chicken parmigiana - Anything breaded and deep-fried with melted cheese is going to be a hit.
  • Fettuccine Alfredo - One of the heavier Italian sauces, sticks best to wide noodles like fettuccini.
  • Lasagna - The best lasagnas include plenty of ground beef, sausage, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesean cheeses.
  • Linguine with clam sauce - The best examples of this dish come in a garlic and oil sauce and use whole clams
  • Veal Marsala - Wine sauce is loaded with mushrooms and scallions.
  • Chicken Saltimbocca - combines a meat, such as chicken, with prosciutto ham, spinach, and mozzarella cheese.
  • Pasta primavera - Includes any combination of vegetables over pasta in a variety of sauces.
  • Shrimp fra diavolo - Red sauce relies on crushed red pepper and garlic.
  • Penne alla vodka - A mixture of marinara and a cream sauce with basil and a shot of vodka
  • Spaghetti with tomato sauce - This dish is simple, has a number of options to add, including meatballs, mushrooms, broccoli, sausage, or ground beef.

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Indian Dish with grains and meats

Indian Dish with grains and meats


Indian Cuisine

Indian Cuisine features much more vegetables than meat. Due to the size of the country the food is very varied according to regions, geography, climate and occupation. It is also influence by religious beliefs, like Hinduism and vegetarianism.

Besides this the many empires that occupied India during thousand s of years have left their influences in the Indian diet. India is a magical paradise for people who love food. Eating Indian food is an elaborate function.

Top Dishes of the Indian Cuisine

  • Butter Chicken - Ingredients include lime, cinnamon, garlic paste, cumin, coriander, peppercorns, dried fenugreek, butter, and a myriad of other delicious additives.
  • Chicken Tikka Masala - Small pieces of chicken. first marinated in a special sauce, later grilled, and finally added to a thick gravy sauce..
  • Malai Kofta – Vegie balls lavishly coated in a thick, dreamy sauce.
  • Palak Paneer -    Main ingredients, cottage cheese and spinach, are mixed with a myriad of spices and cooked until soft and then mashed into a delightfully soft pulp.
  • Chaat - Similar to a potato pancake, made with a carefully blended mixture of spices.
  • Tandoori Chicken- Mmarinade with chicken, yogurt, and just a few spices..
  • Rogan Josh - Llamb or chicken dish served with Kashmiri chili peppers.
  • Chole - Ingredients include chickpeas, onions, and tomatoes.
  • Kaali Daal - Black lentils, or urad daal, are prepared with onions, chillies, and a few other spices
  • Naan - A traditional leavened Indian flatbread, commonly served with almost every Indian meal.

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World renowned Mexican Enchiladas

World renowned Mexican Enchiladas


Mexico Food

This is a spicy type. It is made of native elements to produce tasteful meals. With the arrival of specialties like pork, lamb, beef, wine, vinegar and cheese from Spain, the Mexican cuisine evolved, by integrating these European elements into their own traditional meals.

Top Mexican Dishes

  • Mole – Complex mix of spices of many vegetables and also chocolate. To be served with chicken
  • Tacos – Tortillas filled with anything that comes to mind, chicken, meat and vegetables
  • Tortilla – Substitutes brea on the Mexican table. It accompanies any meal
  • Burrito –Tacos filled with meat rice and vegetables
  • Quesadillas – Same tortillas but cooked and fried filled with cheese and folded in two
  • Enchilada - Tacos filled with chicken, meat or cheese and served in a heavy sauce
  • Antojitos – Means anything you want to eat before or between meals, tacos, quesadillas or molotes
  • Fajitas - Grilled skirt steak, onion, and pepper into a warm flour tortilla.
  • Chicken Flautas with Black Beans – Tacos filled with rice and beans and then fried
  • Shredded Pork Tamales - Corn Tamales filled with pork

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Lobster Chinese Style

Lobster Chinese Style


Chinese Cuisine

The Chinese are famous for taking their food seriously and there are very few nationalities left that can even contemplate competing with the standard of quality portrayed through their cooking styles.

Top Chinese Dishes

  • Roast duck - The best representative of Chinese cuisine.
  • Kung Pao Chicken - Their rich, spicy and sweet taste is enjoyed by all people.
  • Beijing snacks - Such as Pea Cake and Ai Wo Wo
  • Mapo Beancurd - it is cheap and affordable! Maybe no other style of cooking is able to be spicy to the extreme like Sichuan dishes.
  • Pork Lungs in Chili Sauce - A kind of Sichuan food you cannot miss
  • Crawfish with Chili - Bright red crayfish with a delicious spicy make people give two thumbs up.
  • Bullfrog - Silky smooth meat makes its taste fabulous no matter it is with pickled pepper or water cooking.
  • Dumpling – I is a symbol of traditional Chinese culture in addition of delicious taste.
  • Yangchow fried rice - It really belongs to the public. It is from the public awareness and research. As a result of its cooking speed and convenience, it is also very popular to ordinary people in China.
  • Chinese noodle - Can be cooked with any material and adapt to everyone’s special needs.

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Spanish Paella Valenciana

Spanish Paella Valenciana


Spanish Cuisine

Spanish cuisine consists of a variety of dishes, which stem from differences in geography, culture and climate. It is heavily influenced by seafood available from the waters that surround the country, and reflects the country's deep maritime roots.

Spain's extensive history with many cultural influences has led to an array of unique cuisines with literally thousands of recipes and flavors. It is also renowned for its health benefits and fresh ingredients, as Mediterranean diet.

  • Sangria - Punch is made from wine, cut fresh fruit, some sweetener, a little bit of brandy, soda and ice. 
  • Paella - Comes in many varieties, including mixed paella, Valencian paella, seafood paella, vegetarian paella.
  • Tapas - Choose from an exquisite variety of delicious appetizers or snacks.
  • Tortilla Española – The most famous Spanish omelets. It may also be called Tortilla de Patata.
  • Chorizo - A hard sausage used in many different meals in Spanish cuisine. You may find it in tapas and sandwiches, and can be eaten without any further cooking.
  • Chuletillas de cordero - Lamb chops mixed with garlic and salt are typical for the Castilla region.
  • Gazpacho - Cold tomato soup. This is one of the most refreshing Spanish appetizers.
  • Espanicas a la catalane - Spinach with pine nuts is a very healthy salad made of spinach, pine nuts, raisins, olive oil, garlic and pieces of stale white bread.
  • Pulpo a la Gallega - A typical meal in Galicia. It is made of octopus that is first boiled and later flavored with paprika, rock salt and olive oil.
  • Patatas Bravas - Often served as tapas, this dish is made of white potatoes cut into irregular shapes, fried in oil and served with spicy hot tomato sauce.

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Sticks of grilled Lamb in the Greek Cuisine

Sticks of grilled Lamb in the Greek Cuisine


Greek cuisine

This is a typical Mediterranean Cuisine with influences from Turkey, the Balkans, Italy and the Middle East

Top dishes of the Greek Cuisine

  • Lamb – on a stick and grilled, cooked to perfection
  • Tzatziki – A yogurt and cucumber dip, low in calories and very tasty.
  • Loukoumades – Honey and cinnamon balls like doughnuts
  • Greek Salad – Known the world over for its refreshing and healthy taste
  • Halvas – Served all over the Middle East, a semolina, almond, and cinnamon based desert.
  • Gyros –Is a kebab, with pitta bread, grilled meat, fresh salad, sauce
  • Koulouri - Bread covered in sesame seeds.
  • Tarramasalata – A sauce made of Fish Roe
  • Octopus –It is served up in a variety of ways in Greece.
  • Halloumi – Grilled in a pitta, served alongside a Greek and a side of fries

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Cuban Arroz con Pollo

Cuban Arroz con Pollo


Caribbean Cuisine

Please visit our page dedicated to Caribbean Cuisine


Arrollado is a typical Chilean Dish

Arrollado is a typical Chilean Dish


Latin American Cuisine refers to typical foods, beverages, and cooking styles common to many of the countries and cultures in Latin America. Latin America is a highly diverse area of land that holds various cuisines that vary from nation to nation.

Latin America spanning from Mexico in the north to Argentina in the south is such a vast continent and the foods are so different, that I elaborated a page just for that.

Please visit my page on Latin American Cuisine


images for world cuisine

japan food    jwalsh
thai food    mos810
india food    kirti poddar
mexican enchilada    jon sullivan
greek souvlaki    heidi bauer
french    osmendi

all courtesy of wikimedia commons



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