Food Cultures

Amazing Food Cultures Around the World

One of the most memorable things about traveling to different places is good food. Food calibrates your taste buds and broadens your culinary horizon. Let’s check out the most exotic and fascinating foods from all around the world.

Meat Pie (Australia)

Australians love meat pies. Aussie meat pies are hand-sized doughy creations that typically contain minced or diced meat, gravy, cheese, onion, and mushrooms. You can eat as locals do by topping it with chilled or warm tomato sauce. It’s often consumed as a takeaway food snack. The meat pie is one of the most popularly consumed food items in Australia.

Apfelstrudel (Austria)

Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel) also known as the Viennese apple strudel is a popular pastry in Austria. It is similar to the classic American apple pie. Apple strudel is a delicious combination of sweet pastry dough and tart apple. The filling consists of grated cooked apples, bread crumbs, sugar, and cinnamon. Austrian love apple strudel and usually eat it with their afternoon coffee.

Moules Frites (Belgium)

Moules Frites is a popular dish in Belgium that contains mussels and fries. They are as common in Belgium as fries and burgers in the United States and fish and chips in England. When in Belgium, you can try sweet, slightly briny, and juicy mussels with fries. You can also dip it in mayonnaise to give an added rich flavor to the dish.

Pudim (Brazil)

Pudim is a specialty in Brazil. It somewhat looks like flan, but the Brazilian version has a soft texture. Pudim is a creamy preparation and can be both sweet and savory. It is cooked in a water bath with cereal flour or wheat. This scrumptious delicacy can also be made with egg, cream, milk, cheese, sardines, orange, bread, chicken, veal, tuna or cod. You can find this dessert in any restaurant or cafe in Brazil.

Poutine (Canada)

Poutine originates from Canada and consists of cheese curds and fries topped with gravy. This savory dish is also available in the United States, but you must try it while visiting Canada. Many restaurants in Canada serve around 100 variations of Poutine, making it a well-known dish.

Steak and Kidney Pie (England)

Steak and Kidney pie is a delicious savory dish in England. It is filled with a mixture of the diced kidney (of pork, lamb or beef), diced beef, and fried onion topped with brown gravy. The gravy is typically a salted beef broth, which is flavored with black pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Britons love the mouth-melting flavor and texture of the dish. If you are traveling to England, then you must try Steak and Kidney Pie.

Squeaky Cheese (Finland)

Squeaky cheese popularly known as Leipäjuusto or Finnish squeaky cheese is rare to find outside of Finland. This dish is made from fresh cheese and rich milk from a cow that has been recently calved. The mild cheese is mostly pan-fried and served with coffee or cloudberry jam for dessert.

Macarons (France)

Macarons are the best-selling pastry of France which comes in a variety of flavors. They are made with granulated sugar, egg white, ground almond, icing sugar, and food coloring. A typical macaron is filled with jam, ganache or butter in between the two cookies, which is similar to a sandwich cookie. Macarons are difficult to make, so it’s best to grab a few from a pastry shop.

Spanakopita (Greece)

Spanakopita is a savory spinach and feta pie. It is a Greek staple that was originated almost 400 years ago. The filling comprises of egg, spinach, onions, feta cheese, and seasoning. This filing is wrapped in filo pastry with olive or butter. You can find freshly baked spanakopita at every bakery in Greece.

Wrapping up the post

Food is an essential element of human life. It is important for survival and defines different traditions, cultures, relationships, festivals, lifestyle, and comforts. Food plays a crucial part in everything.

The different delicacies mentioned above have a tempting aroma, and you’ll not be disappointed with the taste. They are the real deal.