The Amazing Taste of Indian Food – Art or Science!

The Amazing Taste of Indian Food – Art or Science!

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Indian food is unique – there is nothing on earth that compares.If you are into spicy, robust, full flavored dishes, Indian #food will satisfy your taste buds! Indian cooking combines elements from many different societies dating back many centuries. Over the millennia, both Indian society and Indian foods have evolved into present day India, with all its splendor, from ancient architecture, and delectable dishes to today’s modernistic structures. Many events have contributed to India’s fieriness, giving India its prominence in global cuisines. Throughout India, people pride themselves on the quality of their savory preparations and their innovative techniques; they are very open-minded in developing these wonderful cuisines, making them even more respected in the culinary world. Indian cooking has been praised for its therapeutic properties as well. Indian food is…
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American Favourites – American Foods

American Favourites – American Foods

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Most American foods can trace their origins to other countries, such as Belgian Waffles, French toast, French fries, Italian and Swedish Meatballs, Tacos, Enchiladas, Chinese food and much more. As the melting pot of the world, emigrants from every corner of the globe have contributed so many wonderful dishes to the American cuisine. Eggs Benedict [caption id="attachment_3061" align="alignleft" width="288"] American Foods - Eggs Benedict[/caption] Eggs Benedict has been on American menus for almost 100 years now.There are several stories about the origins of eggs Benedict – all surrounding late-nineteenth-century New York.It is a very popular brunch and breakfast item. During the late 1880s, financier Le Grand Benedick complained to the chef of New York’s Delmonico restaurant that the restaurant breakfast menu was bland.The chef, Charles Ranhofer, claimed that he was…
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Mexican Specialties

Mexican Specialties

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If you like it spicy or hot and spicy, Mexican specialties can offer you both! There is more to beautiful Mexico than the clear, blue seas and the exotic culture; the flavorful and unique Mexican cuisine is a top favorite all around the world. And there is so much more to discover than burritos, guacamole, and salsa. That is only the first course. If you happen to visit Mexico, and as you make your way around, you will notice the uniqueness of their home-style cooking. Everything is completely natural and flavorful, rich in color and taste, along with spices that have a kick. Throughout history, Mexican food has not changed very much. The Mayan Indians greatly influenced Mexican cooking. They were experts at living off the land, sustaining themselves with…
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South American Specialties

South American Specialties

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South American is known for its exceptional seafood dishes, the use of fresh herbs, such as cilantro, dill, and the passion for delivering exquisite meals that are oh-so-simple to prepare. Don’t forget the limes!  Arroz con camarones (Colombian rice& shrimp pilaf) This delectable dish will tantalize your taste buds. Tender shrimp served on a bed of aromatic rice needs just a squeeze of lime for perfection. Fresh herbs, such as cilantro, green onions, etc. make this one of South America’s most favored dishes. Anticuchos: Peruvian beef kebabs Every country has its version of the shish kebab—it’s all in the seasonings that make them different, each one being special onto itself. Peruvian kabobs are marinated overnight in a vinegar based marinade prepared with cumin, oregano and chili powder. Asado: Argentinean grilled beef, lamb, or…
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Favourite Foods from Down Under “Australia”

Favourite Foods from Down Under “Australia”

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When you say “Australia”, the first thing people think of are crocodiles, kangaroos, capybaras, and koala bears. Some may think about “Shrimp on the Barbie”, Foster’s Beer, or the inland regions with miles and miles of dessert and tumbleweed. The Outback, also known as the bush, is home to the Aborigines as well as well-adapted wildlife, though much of it may be missed by the casual observer. Many animals, such as red kangaroos and dingoes, hide in bushes to rest and keep cool during the heat of the day. Birdlife is prolific, most often seen at waterholes at dawn and dusk. Huge flocks of budgerigars, cockatoos, corellas and galahs are often sighted. On bare ground or roads during the winter, various species of snakes and lizards bask in the sun. Australia also has some of the most exquisite sunsets,…
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Cuisine of the Caribbean

Cuisine of the Caribbean

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The vibrant cuisine of the Caribbean islands will set your taste buds ablaze! Steak, chicken, and every variety of seafood served in the Caribbean is cooked with distinct spices and ingredients native to the region. Some well-known Caribbean cuisine includes key lime pie, barbecued ribs served with guava sauce, chicken kabobs, jerk chicken, and coconut shrimp. Papaya This delectable fleshy fruit grows wild in many parts of the Caribbean as well as on farms. There are two varieties: yellow and orange. When freshly picked it is served plain with a squeeze of lime for a healthy, delightful breakfast. It is also used in salads and even stews. However, papaya mixed into a cocktail with golden Caribbean rum is one of the favorite ways to enjoy! Jerk Jerk is THE signature flavour of Jamaica and one…
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African Specialties Cuisine

African Specialties Cuisine

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In South Africa, you'll find dishes influenced by the Dutch, French, Indians and Malaysians as well as the indigenous population, offering an exciting cuisine that's sure to please the palate. If you set foot on South African soil, don't leave before you've enjoyed a traditional al fresco braai (bbq), as much for the barbecued food as for the cultural experience. Follow it up with a popular melktert (custard-filled pastry) and if you fancy a little snifter to finish then a sweet and creamy glass of Amarula (liqueur) will definitely do the trick.  Biltong and droewors The indigenous tribes of South Africa used dry curing a method used to preserve meat before fridges were invented. Droewors (an air-dried sausage)and Biltong (a thinly sliced, air-dried meat) are usually made from beef or game, such as…
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Favourite of Russian food

Favourite of Russian food

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Explore the mouth-watering cuisine Moscow has to offer. When temperatures drop to -30°C (-22°F) during Moscow's winter, it's no surprise that Russian food is typically hearty, featuring potatoes, bread, pastry and sour cream. Russian cuisine also features red and black caviars, delicate smoked fishes, and thin papery crêpes. Several Russian dishes have some French influence, although the Russian versions stand on their own merit and creation. Restaurants are rather pricey in Moscow; however, classic Russian dishes are just as good from streets vendors and fast-food eateries as they are from high-end restaurants. Shashlik At the top of the list of favourite Russian foods list is Shashlik You simply can’t pass up these roasted meats on as skewer. This dish is a form of shish kebab, cut into hearty, chunky portions of lamb,…
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European Favourites

European Favourites

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Some of the things people look most forward to when visiting a foreign country are the breathtakingly beautiful sites, the crystal blue waters, the splendour of historical buildings, the amazing ruins and of course, the food! Here we will explore a sampling of some European favourites dishes, and invite you to join us on a virtual tour of their most favoured foods. Greece Among a backdrop of vineyards, olive groves, fig and citrus trees, Greeks are known for their use of aromatic spices, such as Greek oregano, cardamom, cinnamon and anise, in addition to their native olive oils when cooking some of the best “soul” foods. Pastitsio and Moussaka are the top two favourites! Pastitsio Thou somewhat difficult to pronounce, there is no mistaking what people are talking about when…
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Great Britain’s Favourites Dishes

Great Britain’s Favourites Dishes

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Each of the four countries, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales has their own food identity and therefore own national dishes, though not exclusively. You will find that all the dishes are eaten in all the countries. Having said that, each country clings fiercely to its dish, and some like England, even claim more than one. Fish and Chips by the Seashore   Eating fish and chips (fries) from a newspaper?? Why yes! That is the ONLY way to eat them and ONLY by the seashore! Ask anyone from the UK and they will tell you. It’s the atmosphere that makes them SO good! This was voted as one of the UK’s all-time favourite meals!       Yorkshire Pudding The secret to making Yorkshires, as they are fondly known, is…
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