Want to Go on a Food Vacation?
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. Each country has their own unique dishes.
If you want to try sophisticated foods, then India is the place to go. While there is sophisticated foods in the Punjabi area in northern India, going to the other directions will reveal different types of cuisine which are mostly vegetarian with very little meat including lamb, chicken, fish, and goat.
The greatest cuisine on earth is perhaps the French cuisine. Rich cream and alcohol are mixed in most dishes created by French cooks. 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. 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. Made in Jerez, sherry is wine fortified with brandy. Sangria which is like punch, is red wine with spices, spirits and fruit and is quite inexpensive.
When you take Mexican or Aztec cooking it will taste of Spanish cooking as well. Mexicans are very fond of wrapped dishes in tacos or tortillas made from flour based breads. Avocados as mashed with oil and garlic to make that famous Mexican dip called Guacamole.
Pasta and pizza are the foods that identify Italy. The traditional lunch of laborers in the fields is pizza. Houses in Italian villages have their own open brickwork pizza ovens where they cook they famous pizza al funghi made from different mushrooms which the women gather from the woods. 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 are fond of lentils and chick peas and salads with very little meat.
Thai cooking uses lemon grass and lime juice to create delicate and subtle flavors. Their recipes are 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.
If you will go to Japan you should try their sushi rice and fish dishes. Japanese cookery includes a variety of sweets and rice based dishes and soya bean products and recipes.