Food does not know boundaries, and thanks to food imports, no cuisine is inaccessible in our own kitchens these days. We can throw parties featuring food from around the world. However, it is only when you experience food in its own country, in its natural habitat if you will, that you truly experience it in a true sense.
If you are a chef, then tapping into the foods of the world can provide you with some great job opportunities. Imagine how good your chances will be of landing a superyacht job on a site like onboadonline.com if you could cook foods from 50 countries of the world!
Enjoy the pleasure of global cuisines in their light, nutritious and purest state- as cooked in their countries. Here is a tour of various foods around the world.
• Thai Cuisine
Thai food is one of the most popular of world cuisines in recent times. Thai food is different from the Chinese cuisine most of us know and love. Even though the two use many similar ingredients, Thai food uses more noodle dishes, fresh herbs and broths. Unlike Chinese cuisine, there are a great many Thai dishes with vegetables in a thick extra rich source. Thai food’s main flavors are hot, bitter, sour and sweet.
• French Cuisine
French food was one of the first-world cuisines that traveled beyond the borders of its country of origin. Even today, many top chefs want to be classically French trained. The French food ranges from hearty, rustic to the finest, and Michelin Star style. The French meal is complete with bread, wine and cheese.
• Japanese Cuisine
The food of Japan is probably the cooking that is most unique. Many ingredients used in dishes are simply not found in the food of other countries. The mastery of Japanese food relies on the freshest ingredients meticulously prepared. Seasonality is also a major factor in Japanese cuisine.
The traditional Japanese cuisine is rich in cancer-fighting fruits and vegetables. Japanese staples that are incredible for your health include green tea, antioxidant-rich yams, calcium-rich vegetables such as bok choy, iodine-rich seaweed, cruciferous, shiitake mushrooms (a good source for potassium, copper, iron and folate).
Miso soup, which is typically made of tofu and seaweed, or pure tofu-veggie-stir-fry, is another healthy choice.
• Indian Cuisine
It is a challenge summing up Indian cooking, because the country comprises many regional differences, with some parts of the massive country being strictly vegetarian. One major thread through the Indian foods is complex spice blends intended for maximum flavor. In addition, Indians have a very sweet palate and sweet treats mark all occasions. There is rich street food culture around India. Be careful what you eat if you try the local food though. Many travelers consider that you need a cast iron stomach to survive the food in India.
• Korean Cuisine
Most of the Asian world food comprises of rice dishes, and Korean cuisine is no different. In Korean rice is served with meat, vegetables and seafood. The most common dish is kimchi, and for many families it is served at every meal. Kimchi is cabbage mixed with spices or vinegar, put in clay pots, and allowed to ferment.
• Spanish Cuisine
Spain is among those European countries where cuisine is not homogeneous. In Spain, cooking is defined by region. Generally, Spaniards do not eat much lamb and beef, preferring game meat and the amazing array of seafood available around the coast. The most famous Spanish food is probably tapas, which are deliciously tasty snacks that comprise complex layers of flavours
• German Cuisine
German food may not enjoy the best reputation; most people dismiss it as merely potatoes and sausages; however there are distinct regional variations. Meat is the cornerstone of German food, and the number of different types of sausages is mystifying. The charcuterie is outstanding, and so are the cheeses. Rye breads are common, along with, of course, the aforementioned potatoes.
The Italian traditional cuisine, which is prepared from such ingredients as olive, oil, Oregon, basil, parsley, tomatoes and garlic makes for health and hearty meals. The Italian diet is famously good for the heart too. Italian restaurants around the world are just about always good it seems.
• South African Cuisine
Like the people in the country South African food is electric, culturally diverse, charismatic, vivacious and wholesome. The authentic South African menu has been drawn from each culture. The love of their country food unites South Africans. The Boerekos, spicy Malay dishes and the Braai- meat on an open fire are all uniquely South African.
• Australian Cuisine
It is not easy to define Australian cuisine, and it is in fact, not considered one of the best countries for food in the world; but it is very interesting. Australian food is an excellent hybrid of all the migrants to the commonwealth country; a mix of British and Eastern European, and, in the recent times, a heavy Asian influence.
• Scottish Cuisine
In Scotland, food is heartier than in most places, and the local produce forms the primary ingredients. Venison, raspberries seafood and game form essential ingredients. You cannot forget the oatcakes, porridge, haggis, kippers and shortbread.
The world of food is so diverse and delicious that it seems such a shame that people don’t tempt their palate with new culinary experiences. When you next travel actively seek out local dishes, and get recipes to bring home to share with your family and friends.