If you’re a fan of the great food in any culture, you know that there are certain cooking habits that transcend nationality. Some cultures simply have a thing for stirring and kneading dough into tasty and fluffy pastries or tasty salads. Others are content to let chefs have their way in the kitchen. They are more comfortable with seasoning and chopping and dicing vegetables and meat and sauces than in letting them know how to make the greatest meal in the world. There is one particular cookware item. However, that has been found in every culture ever known, and it’s called a skillet.
Common Food Items
You may be familiar with a great variety of dishes, especially in your own country. However, let’s take a look at some common items and how they are prepared in other countries around the world.
Meats, whether they are sliced, cubed, diced, or grilled, are often served with a sauce. It’s not always a sauce made from a vegetable. It may be a sauce made from beef, turkey, or chicken, depending on the time of year and region.
Most countries have their unique style of cooking, and there is little more universally enjoyed than soups. There are hundreds of different soups in the world. Only a few of them can be identified as the cooking habits of another country.
Most soups in the world are prepared in many different ways. Many are flavored with ingredients that have no relation to soup stock. For example, a bowl of soup can be seasoned with basil, or horseradish, or even with vinegar. It depends on what is added to the soup and what the dish is made out of.
A popular dish in India is chapatti, which is like a shortbread that has a bit of spongy texture and is often rolled in cheese. Some of the ingredients used in this dish include; onions, coriander, turmeric, green chilies, cumin, garlic, ginger, or even cardamom.
The dish is known for being served with fried dough. In some regions of India, the dish can be served with a base of plain rice or potatoes. In South Africa, a much more different dish is prepared and is called camphor macaroni. It is often considered a vegetarian dish, though it is prepared with a sauce made from coriander, mint, and cardamom.
Stews are commonly prepared in many different countries. However, as an example, many people refer to Irish Stew. This dish is prepared by preparing a mixture of lean meats, dried grains, and vegetables. It is prepared according to the individual tastes of the host.
If you look further into the world, you will find a long list of dishes that are commonly eaten all over the world. Keep in mind that recipes differ greatly from country to country, so when you order a meal from your country, you might find that the dish you have ordered is not even a traditional dish.
Each Country’s Traditional Dish
For example, in Ireland, the dish is called Irish stew, but in England, it’s called dumplings. When you look at these two dishes side by side, you’ll discover that Irish stew contains noodles and dumplings while dumplings are not part of the traditional Irish cuisine.
On the other hand, in Australia, the dish is called Chinese food, and in Germany, it’s called Stuffed Aubergine. Each country will have its own unique and individual dishes, but you can use the top of the list as a guide when you’re deciding where to eat.
Although many dishes are distinct and unique to one country, many dishes have a common thread or origin to them. These are the culinary skills that make up the ‘greatest meal in the world.’ It is a tradition passed down for generations of generations.