Showing posts with label food and drink. Show all posts
Showing posts with label food and drink. Show all posts

Monday, July 10, 2017

Top 9 Food Destinations Around the World

A Foodies Paradise!
Michelin star restaurants are increasing by number every day and the top food destinations in the world cover a lot of such places. Food doesn't just fill the stomach for a foodie, it touches the soul, it fulfils one's senses.

Top food enthusiasts make it a point to visit so many countries as possible and taste their local cuisine, to find different flavours, and incorporating it in their food and recipes.

The best available!

Tokyo boasts to be one of the best food destination in the world, with the maximum number of Michelin star restaurants to boast about, the city has a lot to offer. They have a variety of foods for everyone, from strange eel for the weird palate to sushi for the fine palate. It has insane skyscrapers and posh restaurants to the best kind of street foods available.

London has a variety of cuisines to offer. High class gourmet food to the best kind of pop ups one can think of. It has a record of World's best restaurants in the world. The best English cooks boast of Michelin star restaurants which are world renowned. English food will always remain famous and even though bland, Londoners love their tea and wealthy breakfasts.

For perfectly cooked meat and steaks, visit Argentina. They have fresh gourmet cuisine teamed with good drinks. Argentinian Empresas and stews are lip smacking and will leave you asking for more.

From lip smacking Bolognese to pizza- Italian cuisine is food for the soul. Pizzas have always been a favourite food for everyone since time immemorial. Italy has the best cheese and ham production in the world and should be on a food lover's destination right on top.

French cuisine explores gastronomical wonders, from innovative desserts to various meats, French cuisine is delicious. Rich in flavour, french bakeries create works of art. The use of cured meat and cheese in their food and teaming with the best alcohol in the country is spectacular.

Thailand has scrumptious food for the soul and the mind. Their street food is infamous and so are the seafood array available. Fresh array of seafood is displayed every day in the colourful markets, attracting travellers worldwide.

The good old Spanish classic Paella tastes like heaven in a plate. Again, a seafood lover’s paradise, Spain never disappoints. Spanish cuisine has an amalgamation of spicy as well as exotic flavours, making it all the more tempting and hard to resist.

Last but not the least is India. With its ethnic diversity, there are almost endless types of cuisine available in one country. From the exotic South Indian cuisine to a tummy satisfying North Indian or Lucknowi biryani, to Chaats in Delhi- there is something for everyone.

Indian sweets are world renowned and delicious. The use of masalas in the right amount and making a beautiful dish is what makes India one of the top food destinations in the world. Only a food lover would know what and when to eat, because one should be able to recognise. What fulfils the soul, and what fills the stomach!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Best Cuisine From Around the World

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People love to travel across the world and taste different cuisine. There are few places where one can enjoy the authentic taste of the food of a particular place. If you are a foodie lover these delectable mouth-watering foods from various countries keep your taste buds tickled and help in spicing up your food life.

CHINESE CUISINE: It is a popular cuisine among foodie lovers .The Chinese staple food comprises of noodles, rice, sauces, vegetables and seasonings. Dim Sum and pecking duck are a few renowned delectable Chinese dishes that tickle your tastebuds. Some of the best tasting and least expensive food in china is sold at street stalls. The dumplings are a symbol of home and family. Thesavoury pancake is sold on Beijing’s streets ad is a perfect traditional breakfast to begin your day. Food safety is a very real concern in china. Chinese cuisine can be simple or it can be sophisticated but above all it relies on the freshest o localingredients combined to create a balance of flavours.

ITALIAN CUISINE: It is one of the oldest cuisines dating back to the 4th century. Wine and cheese is quite famous in the Italian cuisine. Coffee particularly espresso is famous in Italiancuisine. Pasta named as maccheroni, penne, linguine, spaghetti, lasagne, fusilli, Tortellini and ravioli are some of the major ingredients found in it.

SPANISH CUISINE: People who want to eat light and leafy they should opt for Spanish food. They are famous for fish, meat and leafy vegetables. Spain is also famous for wine especially SANGRIA which is served or well blended with every kind of food. In short we can say this country has a Meditterrian diet.

THAI CUISINE: Thai food has mainly originated from china. Some of the famous Thai dishes are fried rice, noodles, rice porridge, steamed buns ,fermented bean paste, tofu, soya sauce are some of the ingredients used in the Thai food. This cuisine is one of the few in the world that balances all four main taste senses including sweet, sour, bitter and salty. These dishes are less spicy.

INDIAN DISHES: It can be divided into four main parts: Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern. Most of the Indian dishes are introduced by Vedic, Jain and Buddhist Belief. Some are introduced by foreign invaders, rulers and merchants. Cultural and religious option characterizes the Indian foods. The north Indianfoods are prepared with mustard and peanut oil. The south Indian food is prepared with coconut oil and flavoured with curry leaves.Idly dosa,Chapattis, Rice, BajraandJowar are the staple food in Indian culture.

FRENCH CUISINE: it is renowned for its affluent Flavours. Lavender, Olive Oil, Honey, garlic is some of the major ingredients used in the French foods. Hot Chocolate Pasta, Yoghurt finds a Prominent Place in the French Cuisine. The flavour of French Food cannot be described in words. The amazing Bonbons, fish, and the Beef stews should not be missed out when visiting France.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Quebec: Food and Drink

Kitchen

Quebec gastronomy traditional, calorie and hearty, has virtually disappeared from restaurant menus, except for a few dishes that are now part of folklore. They stand on the tables at family holidays. In everyday life, we eat mostly American-style: hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and fried chicken, subs (submarines the U.S.), huge sandwiches filled with all sorts of things. Pubs and breweries specialize in nice big steaks, hearty salads with American, fish and chips with salad of cabbage. Near the coast, seafood are present, usually fried ... A mess!


There is also, in cities, sometimes a surprising choice of ethnic cuisine. A lot of immigrants are opening restaurants, and Montreal, for example, one may enjoy as well as Mexican fajitas Greek souvlaki, the Japanese yakitori, or even Ethiopian wat (spicy)! The choice is much more limited elsewhere or nonexistent in the villages.


There are also other Canadian kitchens, most sought after. There is a classical version, French-inspired, mixed of local touches. And then there was the vanguard. This kitchen more creative, more light, showcases the best local produce: fish and seafood, lobster, snow crab, lamb, game, vegetables, goat cheese, seasonal berries, maple syrup ... The trend is organic, and the influence of fusion cuisine, appeared on the U.S. West Coast in the 1990s, is growing.


Despite a few everyday gourmet, Quebec and some parts of the Maritimes have a fabulous meal. One way of flowering inns and gourmet restaurants gourmet ...


Specialties

Quebecers are proud of some of their specialties such as pie, originally made on the basis of several games, to furry and feathered. This "pie" is now usually made from pork and veal mixed.
They are also found at base of caribou or moose meat. During family celebrations and some restaurants, there are still baked beans or stews of pigs' feet. More often, you can taste a duck with maple syrup or turkey with cranberries (cranberries). Otherwise, the soups are very popular, and are found to map all restaurants. Try the greaves (the equivalent of our rillettes), or cretonnade (made of veal or chicken), served at breakfast.


- The fish also appears high on the list of traditional cuisine. Salmon fresh tartare, smoked with maple wood, but unfortunately almost always farmed now (and fatter).


- The seafood is no shortage of either, even if they are too often fried.


- The pâté chinois, a sort of shepherd's pie to which is added corn. This is the dish that gave the most energy in many Asian workers who built the famous line of railway "Trans"! We find a lot of popular restaurants in Montreal, next to the meatball stew ...


- Those who have the rare opportunity to attend a corn of India should not miss it: typical Quebec family reunion, she punctuates the collection of Indian corn and sometimes ends with a party. We buy big bags, boil the ears and are then eaten with salted butter ... and beer.


- One of the specialties of Quebec's poutine. It is fried on which we add "droppings" of cream cheese, all topped with gravy. Poutine has become a symbol of a low-end culinary culture.


- Not to be confused with the Acadian poutine: the raw potato is shredded, then cooked and put to disgorge. The resulting paste is added with crushed potato, shaped into balls the size of a tennis ball stuffed with bacon or pork.


Desserts

Rate sugar pie, not to be confused with the maple sugar pie. Also excellent: pécanes pie (pecan) and blueberry pie (blueberry) in season. Anglophones are also excellent pies and crisps: fruit sprinkled with a mixture of rolled oats and brown sugar baked. Enjoy it as: French toast (French toast) with maple syrup, other classic breakfast.


In Montreal, a taste of the pudding unemployed, a dessert of poor dating from the 1929 crisis, flour, water and brown sugar (now replaced by maple syrup ...).


Treats the radius, we must dare at least once a beaver tail, a kind of waffle without holes, topped with your choice of sugar, chocolate or maple butter. It is found all year in tourist areas, although it is eaten in winter rather ...


Drinks

Be wary of differences between Canadian and French vocabulary.


- Beverage means any beverage hot or cold non-alcoholic.
- Drink only means liquor.
- Liqueur applies to soft drinks.


The wines

The foreign wines are expensive (especially French). At the restaurant, a bottle of wine costs average between 25 and $ 35. The "house wine" in a carafe are 'correct' no more. We will therefore often be content with a glass 6 or $ 7. Some restaurants, however, have no license to sell alcohol and accept that you bring your own bottle of wine (or beer), especially in Montreal! The words "Bring your own wine" is then affixed to the window.


The Quebec wines are sympathetic curiosity. Few restaurants use it, but it can be found in the Quebec Liquor Corporation. Prefer white wine to red, although the reds are on the increase (the Cabernet Franc grape is the most developed).


Beer

Quebec is a major producer of beer, and this is by far the cheapest liquor in the country. Molson Canadian is one of the most popular. Another safe bet: the Labatt Blue. These two giant breweries share the largest market share.


Served by the bottle or the pressure in bars, these industrial beers alcohol content at 5-6 °. The draft beer is a bit cheaper than bottled in bars, restaurants ... Increasingly common, too, many microbreweries produced locally. These semi-artisanal beers are a bit more expensive.
The Quebec beers tend to look like Belgian beers.


Coffee

If the traditional American coffee is still very present in the provinces, most good restaurants and coffee shops are now equipped with coffee machines. Coffee shops, often equipped with a terrace, is the North American version of our coffees. We stopped there for an espresso, cappuccino or caffe latte.


Curiosities

Among the few curiosities: Clamato (tomato juice clam juice statement ...) which falls mainly in the composition of Caesar, Bloody Mary's Canadian cousin, the blueberry wine (our cousin of blueberry), which has very vaguely taste of port, Canadian whiskey (Canadian Club ...) Caribou (dazzling mixture of spirits and wine, sometimes elongated maple syrup), etc.. Quebec also produces honey wine, ice cider, aperitifs cloudberry, etc. ..


Legality

The bars are prohibited at least 18 years, therefore it can not take your children have a drink with you. In general, you will still leave you sit outside if there is a terrace (not guaranteed).



Monday, February 6, 2012

Food and Drink in Canada

The English part is, at first glance, the most Americanized culinary point of view that Quebec, francophone and lover of good food.

In small towns and villages, as the roadside, do not expect to make gourmet feasts. Enjoy without guilt rather thick club sandwiches, huge pizzas and other frozen chocolate pies.

In recent years, efforts are visible in culinary, food and "health" is more relevant than ever. Toronto to Vancouver and in Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and Winnipeg, there are plenty of good restaurants, where chefs cook up quality cuisine. French and European techniques to meet the best local products and influences of the various immigrant communities: this is called fusion cuisine or, in a more watered down, kitchen Pacific Northwest. Tradmixed local produce know-how Mediterranean. In the case of fusion cuisine, it is not unusual to see even in a kitchen of Japanese shiitake mushrooms, the soy sauce or teriyaki, fresh goat cheese, cranberries or blueberries (blueberries), shoots soybean or alfalfa.

The general trend is for organic food. Everyone there is almost set in the cities.

- In Alberta, you'll never be disappointed if you order meat. In the land of cowboys, the beef is tender and tasty. There are even bison, stronger and tastier than its cousin.

- In British Columbia, salmon, halibut (halibut) and shellfish are kings. They are fresh and affordable. They are almost always served grilled or fried, oysters included. The most classic is the fish & chips.

- Toronto is present even today as one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the world, with the consequent proliferation of restaurants, cafes and markets, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Jewish, Portuguese ...

There are a few around town food stores (convenience stores) late night and early morning, and even Sundays and holidays, like Seven-Eleven (7-11). However, these stores are much more expensive than supermarkets. On the edge of towns, many supermarkets also have very practical opening hours (8 am to 23 pm) and offer a huge selection.

Drinks

The wine

Ontario (Niagara Region) and British Columbia (Okanagan Valley) produce good wines. A spirit of adventure and experimentation opens up some pleasant surprises, especially on the side of white wine (choice of grape varieties are Riesling and Chardonnay), although the Canadian Red (Cabernet Franc grape is the best developed) are clearly increasing. The VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) is a kind of overlapping AOC designation is a provincial, or geographical.

The miracle of the wine remains the Canadian ice wine produced mainly in the Niagara region from grapes that have frozen on the vine in early winter. Sugar is so highly concentrated, giving a very sweet dessert wine. It is sold 50 to $ 70 Ca in beautiful bottles of 375 ml.

Beer

Beer is much more affordable and Canadians are a relatively high. The tradition is not new. Molson Canadian, one of the most popular, has its origins in Montreal in the eighteenth century. Another safe bet: the Labatt Blue. Both brands are sold in bottles or on tap.

Semi craft microbreweries, which produce local beer (called craft beers in English Canada), have been very successful across the country. In Vancouver, try Granville Pale Ale (Granville Island Brewery). In Ontario, the microbrewery beers are very popular Sleeman.

Other drinks

- In the era of perfect form and unforgiving controls drinking and driving, young Canadians drink more alcohol without energy drinks containing ginseng, ginger, caffeine and other tonics.
- In most restaurants, we serve immediately a tall glass filled with ice water, winter and summer.

- Most good restaurants and coffee shops are now equipped with espresso machines and cappuccino. Coffee shops are the North American version of our coffees. It takes a coffee percolator, a cappuccino or caffe latte, possibly with a muffin or a scone. The American chain Starbucks is widespread in Canada, as Canadian channels Second Cup and Tim Hortons, which often plays the role of friendly village cafe in smaller communities.

- The Clamato, a tomato juice of suspect clam juice. On balance, we feel just a taste of the lobster. Clamato especially between the composition of Caesar, Canadian cousin of Bloody Mary. Often served with a celery stalk or pickled green beans, it can be consumed alcohol (with vodka), in which case it is called Caesar slippers.