Examples of Balinese dishes, such as sate lilit, nasi kuning, lawar, and lala manis sambal condiment, By Everett Harper from San Francisco, USA - bu bu bali cooking, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6923878

Tibetan snack Sha Phaley in Nepal, By Kushal Goyal - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28707043

Vetkoek, a pastry, with mince. (Botswana) By NJR ZA - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4651376



  • Ajdovi žganci  A dish similar to polenta, only with finer grains.
  • Prežganka is Slovenian national soup made of flour, caraway seeds and eggs.
  • ​Krvavice (black pudding).
  • ​​Fritaja - Made with wild and domestic vegetables and eggs. 
  • ​Prekmurska gibanica - Layered pastry containing poppy seeds, raisins, walnuts, apples, and quark fillings.

  • Cviček (Slovenian wine from Dolenjska region).


  • Tamales negros – Tamales made of chocolate, dried fruit and almonds.
  • Arroz Guatemalteco or Guatemalan-Style Rice – Rice cooked with vegetables and chicken stock.
  • Tostadas de guacamol - Fried corn tortilla and guacamole.
  • Mole de platanos – A fried plantain dish in chocolate sauce.
  • Empanadas de ayot - A type of squash pastry.

  • Quetzalteca - A strong cane sugar drink.


  • Injera – A spongy sourdough flatbread.
  • Taita fit-fit, here served with jalapeño peppers.
  • Kitfo - Raw or rare beef mince marinated in mitmita.
  • Kik alicha - A split pea stew often cooked with a turmeric sauce.
  • Wat - A hot spicy stew.

  • Bunna - Coffee.

The corn based tortilla de maiz viejo. (Panama) By Jdvillalobos - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10670292

Haitian Patties (Haiti) By Savvyjack23 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42136836


  • Cazuela - Potato, pumpkin, rice, green beans, peas and sweet corn in stock.
  • Pastel de choclo - A baked mince or chicken pie with a topping of pureed sweetcorn and sugar.
  • Asado – Barbeque: both meat and vegetables.
  • Cazuela – A thick stock with meats and vegetables.
  • Empanada – A combination of beef, onions, raisins, olives, and egg.

  • Mote con huesillo – A drink made from boiled barley grain, and sun died peaches. 

Biscoitos de Orelha - By Carlos Luis M C da Cruz - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4159505

Prune Kofta Flowers - Photo by Vicki Kralapp - Photo to come...


  • Dal - A soup made from lentils and spices.
  • ​Bhatmas - A snack from dry-roasted soybeans.
  • Dhindo -  A traditional food of Nepal made by adding flour to boiling water and stirring the mix. 
  • Masu - Curried meat.
  • ​Sel roti - A traditional sweet, rice-bread doughnut.


  • Jard - Homemade rice beer.

Another lesson every member of our group learned was while in the Dominican Republic.  Many people will tell you that the water and ice is safe at the resorts.  This is not necessarily true.  After only a few nights, all of us came down with travelers scourge, despite the fact that we were oh so very careful…

The sad part about eating in other places is that most people think they have to go abroad to find a new type of food or different cuisine.  I was pleasantly, no extremely surprised by a food called scalone in California.  It is one of the sweetest, most scrumptious foods I have ever eaten.  But it was right here in my own back yard!  Another experience was in Hawaii, when I stopped to visit family friends while returning from Australia in 1992.  My friends, being a blend of Hawaiian, Japanese and Chinese, treated me to a traditional meal with sashimi, poi, and seaweed salad.  If I could have had a gastronomic orgasm, I think I would have.  I believe that I ate half of the fish myself!

I could go on, but now it is your time to go out and explore.  So be sure to watch your spices, your ice and the liquor’s alcohol content. But above all else, enjoy!


Tumpeng, (Indonesia), By No machine-readable author provided. Meursault2004 assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org


Dim Sum Breakfast (Hong Kong) By No machine-readable author provided. Lorenzarius assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=752989


  • Carbonade flamande – Belgian beef stew.
  • Liège waffle - A light type of waffle made with yeast.
  • Chocolate - Some of the most delicious in the world.
  • Charcuterie - A type of prepared meat.
  • Moules marinière - Mussels in white wine​.

  • Jenever – Dutch Gin

French Polynesia

  • Seafood - Pahua (giant clam), Vana (sea urchin), Korori, Langouste, Varo (squille), Kaveu (coconut crab).
  • Fafaru - Slices of tuna or parrot fish with shrimp heads.
  • Poisson Cru – Raw fish and vegetables in coconut milk and lime juice.
  • Chevreffes - Freshwater shrimp.
  • Poe – Sweet taro root pudding flavored with either banana, vanilla, papaya or pumpkin.

  • Fruit-infused rums.


  • ​​Biryani – Seasoned cooked rice with chicken or lamb.
  • ​Zalabia – Fried dough that is soaked in syrup.
  • ​Khabeesa – A sweet food made from flour and oil.
  • ​Gabout – A stuffed flour dumpling dish served in thick meat stew.
  • Mutabbaq samak – Fish served over rice which has been cooked in spiced fish stock.

  • ​Kahwah - The national beverage made with aromatic green tea.


  • Bō cài miàn – Spinach noodles topped with various ingredients.
  • Liáng bàn dòu fu and bō luó lú huì-  Cold Mixed Tofu and Pineapple Aloe Vera tofu.
  • Chǎo má shi - Fried rice and fried noodles.
  • Congee - Rice porridge.
  • Peking Duck - Duck wrapped in pancakes with scallions and hoisin sauce.

  • Pearl milk tea.


Aloo pie with mango chutney and slight pepper - By Grueslayer - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53726245

A Ramadan dinner in Tanzania By Fanny Schertzer - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2820827

Salteñas, By Joechilehead at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3713984

Scotland Haggis CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=858277


  • Wiener Schnitzel - Meat (usually veal) thinned and coated with flour, egg and crumbs.
  • Germknödel - A fluffy dumpling filled with plum jam.
  • Liptauer - A spicy cheese spread.
  • Linzer Torte - A type of Austrian cake.
  • Saftgulasch - Austrian or Viennese Goulash.

  • Almdudler - An Austrian soft drink.


  • ​​Manti - A mixture of spiced minced lamb or beef, black pepper and wrapped in dough.
  • Kuurdak - A national dish made of mutton, fat and onion.
  • Besbarmak - A dish made with boiled horse or mutton meat, usually with a boiled pasta sheet and a meat broth.
  • Kazy - A traditional sausage-like food.
  • Baursak - Fried dough consisting of flour, milk, eggs, margarine or butter, yeast, salt, sugar, and fat.  Usually served as a dessert.


  • Shubat - ​Fermented camel's milk.

Pavlova - Photo by Vicki Kralapp

Cracked Conch - By User: (WT-shared) Jpatokal at wts wikivoyage, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23297375

Brik - By Muckster - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12718736


  • Mulgipuder – Potato and groats (oats) porridge.
  • Estonian Chilled Cucumber Soup – Pureed soup made with cucumbers, chopped onion, egg yolk and sour cream with chicken stock.
  • Kissel - Estonian red currant.
  • Silgusoust - Sprats with bacon and cream.
  • Kama – A desert drink made with sour milk (keefir), and a mixture of ground grains.

  • Vana Tallinn – A rum-based liqueur.


  • Soda Bread – A very dense bread.
  • Irish Stew – Typically cooked with meat and root vegetables.
  • Irish Breakfast – Two eggs, grilled tomatoes and sautéed onions, bacon, sausage and bread.
  • Champ – Creamed potato dish with scallions.
  • Scones – A type of cookie served with jam.

  • Irish coffee – Coffee, Irish whiskey, and cream cocktail.


  • Marinated Herring - Pickled herring.
  • Æbleflæsk - A dish of pork and apples, onions, sugar and spice.
  • Stegt flæsk med persillesovs - Bacon with potatoes in parsley cream sauce.
  • Kringle - A pretzel-like pastry.
  • Boller i karry - Meatballs in curry sauce with rice.


  • Mjød - Alcoholic drink made with fermented honey and sometimes various fruits, grains, hops or spices, 


  • ​Lyutenica - A traditional tomato and pepper sauce.
  • Teleshko vareno - Traditional meat and vegetable soup.
  • Lukanka - Traditional cold cut.
  • Shopska salad - A salad made from tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, peppers, parsley and cheese.
  • Kozunak - A type of Stollen.

  • Rakia - Fruit brandy.


  • Suaasat -  A traditional soup often made from seal, whale, reindeer, or seabirds.
  • ​​Bannock - Flatbread.
  • Akutaq - Berries mixed with fat.
  • Igunaq - A meat or method of fermenting meat, usually walrus or other marine animals.
  • Whale blubber - Popular snack.

  • Ice beer - Beer made with glacier ice.







The Ruins Restaurant

Maize meal ugali and sukuma wiki (Kenya), By Paresh Jai from Nairobi, Kenya - Ugali & Sukuma WikiUploaded by Common Good, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19729825


  • Karelian pasty - Rye crust usually filled with rice, rice and carrot, or potato. 
  • Gravlax – An appetizer of raw salted salmon.
  • Vendace - A small heavily salted fried fish.
  • Poronkäristys  - Sauteed reindeer shavings.
  • Leipäjuusto or Juustoleipä - A mild grilled cheese curd.

  • Piimä - a type of buttermilk beverage, thick and sour.

United Arab Emirates

  • Luqeymat - A rich, sweet noodle pastry filled with cheese.
  • Kuboos - Flatbread.
  • Maq'louba - A dish made with meat, rice and fried vegetables.
  • Harees - A type of porridge.
  • Machbous - A national dish made with meat, rice, vegetables, and several spices.

  • Traditional Emirati tea.

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Callaloo - A dish that is made of a leaf vegetable and taro.
  • Pelau - Rice dish cooked in a broth which is seasoned. 
  • Doubles - A sandwich made with two pieces of fried flat bread filled with curried chic peas.
  • Coconut bake - Coconut bread.
  • ​Coconut jelly - Young coconut meat.

  • Puncheon rum - A heavy type of rum.

Polenta, By Joadl - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 at, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5294514


  • Ugali - Maize porridge.
  • Maandazi - Fried dough.
  • Nyama choma - Grilled meat.
  • Chapati - A type of bread.
  • Ndizi-nyama - Plantains with meat.

  • Chai - Tea

Etor -  By Green Coast Foods GH - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24348617


  • ​​Dholl pori - A thin bread that filled with ground yellow split peas, served in a pear with delicious garnishes.
  • ​Gateau aubergine - Eggplant fritters.
  • Palm heart salad - Salad made of palm hearts.
  • Curries - All types.
  • Mithai - Sweets made from sugar and butter.

  • ​Vanilla tea - Black tea infused with vanilla.


  • Santafereño – Hot chocolate with cornbread and white cheese and tamale – breakfast.
  • Pulpo de pesca artesanal - Grilled octopus and veggies.
  • Tumaco – Crab stuffed plantain balls.
  • Ajiaco – Chicken and potato soup with onions.
  • Fruits - Lulo, curuba, mamoncillo, uchuva, chontaduro, borojó, zapote, anon, carambolo, corozo.

  • Chocolate Santafereño - Hot chocolate drink.

A fish dish at a restaurant in Mauritius - By Giorgio Minguzzi from Italy - Fish - La Pirogue - Mauritius Isl., CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49981966

Gallo pinto (Costa Rica) By Legendre17 - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14637859

Ackee and Saltfish (Jamaica) By gailf548 from New York State, USA - PC3100901-Lunch!, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4058987

Dobos Cake (Hungary) By Savannah Grandfather - http://www. flickr.com/photos/savannahgrandfather/364949591/sizes/o/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6141167

Borshch (Ukraine) By liz west from Boxborough, MA - borscht served, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18741185


  • Sushi – Raw seafood placed on a ball of vinegar rice.
  • Sashimi - Raw fish with soy sauce.
  • Kaiseki Ryori - Vegetables and fish, seaweed and mushrooms.
  • Donburi - Cooked rice with other food on top.
  • Miso soup - A soup made of broth and miso paste.

  • Sakura Tea - A tea with pickled cherry blossoms.

Muesli - By Original description was: I, VirtualSteve took this photograph on February 19, 2006., CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=847941

Minke whale (Iceland) By Thjurexoell - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7212428


  • Pita Gyros – Thin bread wrapped around pork, tomato, onion and tzatziki.
  • Dolma – Spiced rice and meat wrapped in grapes leaves.
  • Taramasalata - Fish egg dip.
  • Baklava – Dessert with layered filo dough, honey, and nuts.
  • Feta – Salty, white cheese made from goat or ewe mil.k

  • Ouzo – Anise-flavored liqueur. 


  • Akara – Deep fried bean cakes.
  • Edikangikong – A dry leafy vegetable soup.
  • Ogbono – Soup made of African mango.
  • Maafe - A stew made with peanuts, tomatoes, onions, various meats and leafy vegetables.
  • Banga – Fruit based soup.

  • Kunu - A drink made of millet, sorghum or maize.



  • Baked lamb dinner - Lamb baked with sweet potatoes, winter squash, potatoes and served with mint jelly.
  • Vegemite - A yeast spread often spread thinly on toast or crackers.
  • Damper – Soda bread traditionally baked on a campfire.
  • Vegemite - Paste made from brewers' yeast extract.
  • Pavlova - A meringue dessert topped with whipped cream and fruit.


  • Tooheys – Beer


  • Wurst – Any of over 1500 types of sausages.
  • Wiener Schnitzel- Breaded veal.
  • Sauerbraten – Pickled roast, usually horse.
  • Spätzle - Poached, small dumplings made of seasoned dough.
  • Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte - Chocolate cake, with layers of cherries and whipped cream, topped with maraschino cherries and chocolate shavings.  The only dessert I would travel cross-country to eat!

  • Beer – Over 5000 brands.


  • Yaprak Sarma – Rice, onion and spices wrapped in leaves.
  • Dolma – Vegetables stuffed with rice and spices.
  • Lahmacun – Thin bread topped with meat and spices.
  • Doner – Seasoned meat together with suet, spices and herbs cooked on a skewer.
  • Ekmek kadayif – A bread pudding dessert.

  • Ayran — A liquid yogurt drink.


  • Baked Crab – Crab mixed with breadcrumbs, seasoning, and egg, then baked in the shell.
  • Cracked Conch – Fried conch.
  • Bahamian Stew Fish – The catch of the day served with a tomato sauce.
  • Souse – A stew of meat, potatoes, carrots, peppers, onions, celery, lime juice and bay leaves.
  • Guava Duff – Boiled pastry dough with guava.


  • Bahama Mama – Rum drink.


  • Tavë kosi - Baked lamb with yogurt.
  • Byrek - Albanian vegetable pie.
  • ​Paçe - A stew made with cow or sheep's head, garlic, black pepper, onion and vinegar.
  • Tambëloriz - Rice pudding.
  • ​Dolma - Stuffed vegetables such as peppers and tomatoes.

  • ​​Tarator - A cold yogurt and cucumber drink.


  • Delele - Okra prepared with baking soda and usually eaten with sadza or phaletšhe (Cornmeal porridge).
  • ​Nshima - A dish made from cornmeal and water.
  • ​Crocodile patties - Hamburgers made with crocodile meat.
  • Polenta pie - Pie made with polenta (cornmeal) and spices.
  • Wild boar in groundnut sauce - Dish made with wild boar, onion, tomatoes, pepper, peanuts and oil. 

  • Chibuku - Traditional Zambian opaque beer.


  • Ashe Mast - Persian yogurt soup.
  • ​Barg Kebab - Marinated  and barbecued lamb kebab.
  • Bastani e zaferani - A traditional Iranian ice cream made with saffron.
  • Sosis bandari - Iranian traditional sausage made with tomato paste, onion and chili pepper.
  • Koluche - Iranian cookies.


  • Khakshir - A cold sweet beverage made with tansy mustard seed.



  • Tumpeng - A national dish made of a cone shaped mountain of rice in the center and various appetizers around it.
  • Soto Betawi – A soup made of beef or beef offal with cow milk.
  • Satay- Meat skewers cooked up over coals.
  • Gado-gado – A salad, that uses a combination of boiled vegetables and peanut sauce dressing.
  • Es buah – Various sliced fruit and black jelly soaked in coconut milk and syrup.

  • Sekoteng - A hot ginger water drink. 


  • Deep fried kapenta fish - A small fish that is deep fried.
  • Gonimbrasia belina - A dish that is made with the mopane worm.
  • Sadza -  A staple food of Zimbabwe made of cooked cornmeal.
  • ​Boerewors - Sausage made from either beef or pork.
  • Bota - A porridge that is flavored with peanut butter, butter, jam or milk.

  • ​Lacto - Sour milk.



  • ​​Poulet yassa - A dish of chicken breasts, onions, pepper and spices cooked in peanut oil.
  • ​Couscous Senegalese thièré - Chicken with sauce, vegetables and millet couscous.
  • Sombi - A sweet soup made of milk and rice.
  • Thieboudienne - Fish marinated a mixture of herbs, lemon, garlic and onions and cooked in tomato paste & vegetables with rice added to finish.
  • Thiakry​ - Couscous pudding.

  • ​Cafe ​touba - National coffee drink of home roasted coffee with cloves.

Black pudding from Sweden, By David Castor (dcastor) - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11433077

Bryndzové halušky (Slovakia) By Foxburg alias Pavel Liska

- Own work, Public Domain, https://commons. wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5259820

Sushi, Japan,By Alpha - originally posted to Flickr as Vegetarian Maki Sushi - Suzuran, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10261060


  • Rihaakuru - A thick brown paste made with a base of tuna.
  • Mas huni – Shredded smoked fish with coconut and onion.
  • Fihunu mas – Barbequed fish basted in chili.
  • Kulhi boakiba - Spicy fish cake.
  • Mas riha - A curry in that is cooked with fresh tuna.


  • Raa – Traditional drink made from palm tree sap, sometimes fermented.


  • ​​Matooke - Mashed plantain cooked in a sauce made of peanuts, fish or meat.
  • ​Malewa - A traditional dish from eastern Uganda made with bamboo shoots.
  • ​Luwombo - A traditional dish in which a meat, mushroom or fish stew is steamed in banana leaves.
  • Nsenene - A type of grasshopper.
  • Sim-sim - Sesame, which is a staple. 


  • Tonto - A traditional fermented beverage made with bananas.

Falafel, hummus and Israeli salad (Israel) By young shanahan - Falafel, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37391703

Poulet yassa - By KVDP at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3259180


  • ​Machboos - A dish made with lamb, fish or chicken, over fragrant rice cooked with spiced broth.
  • Balaleet - Sweet saffron noodles served with an omelet over the top.
  • ​Ghuraiba - Hard cookies made from flour, butter, powdered sugar and cardamom.
  • Margoog - A type of vegetable stew which generally contains of eggplant and squash, and cooked with pieces of thin dough.
  • ​Zalabia  Fried dough dessert soaked in a syrup of sugar, lemon, and saffron. 


  • ​Leben - Yogurt milk.


  • Chickpea Fritters
  • Zalabia Balls - Pastries made with spiced glaze.
  • Mahallabiyaa: Rice pudding served cold and flavored with rose water and spices.
  • Aish merahrah: Pita-like flatbreads.
  • Koshary - A dish of rice, macaroni and lentils topped with a spicy tomato based sauce.


  • Karkaday - A drink made from hibiscus flowers


  • Cheese Souffle - A baked dish made from separated eggs as well as other ingredients and can be served as main dish or sweetened and used as a dessert.
  • Confit de Canard – A French dish made with a whole duck.
  • Bouillabaisse – Stew with a variety of fish and shellfish.
  • Ratatouille – A stewed vegetable dish.
  • Sweet crêpe - A very thin pastry.
  • Absinthe -  An alcoholic drink that is anise-flavored.

A Lao meal in Luang Prabang, Laos By Shannon Holman - originally posted to Flickr as 3 Nagas Feast, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4315127

Jāņu siers (Latvia) By I, Xil, CC BY-SA 3.0, https:// commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2289647raph here.


  • Rice and beans - Black & red bean and rice dish.
  • Red Conch Chowder - Conch in tomato base with vegetables.
  • Caymanian Coconut Dinner - Spicy fish and coconut with vegetables and cornmeal dumplings cooked in a gravy.
  • Turtle stew and turtle steaks.
  • Iced Coconut Soup - A coconut curry and broth soup served with honeydew melon.

  • Seaweed shake – Made from dried seaweed, evaporated and condensed milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg, then blended with ice.



  • Sancocho - Seven-meat stew; a thick soup consisting of meat and root vegetables.
  • Mangú – Mashed plantains.
  • Pollo Guisado - Braised Chicken.
  • Habichuelas con Dulce - Sweet creamed beans.
  • Bizcocho Dominicano – A buttery cake with a pineapple filling.

  • Morir Soñando – Drink made with milk and orange.


  • Hakarl - Fermented shark meat.
  • Skyr – Soft cheese like yogurt.
  • Lundi – Puffin meat.
  • Tataki – Whale Steak.
  • Ponnukokur – Pancakes.

  • Brennivín – Unsweetened schnapps.


  • Roti - A type of flatbread.
  • Banana Cake - A sweet cake made with bananas, coconut milk and eggs.
  • Chicken Palau – A type of curry dish.
  • Fijian Raita - A dish of vegetables and yogurt used to cool down curry dishes.
  • Sehna  - Ground  uradh dhal (type of bean) wrapped in taro leaves.

  • Kava - A drink made from the Yaqona plant root


  • Carimañola - like an empanada, but made with yuca and filled with beef.
  • Arroz con camarones y coco - Rice with shrimp and coconut milk.
  • Tortilla de maiz viejo - The corn based tortilla.
  • ​Ceviche - Raw fish cured in citrus juice.
  • Tres leches - Three Milks cake.

  • Sorrel - A drink containing sorrel sepals, spices, and rum.

Rogan Josh (India) By gahdjun - Flicr, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3033005

Saudi Arabia

  • ​Kabsa - National dish of Saudi Arabia made with meat, rice, vegetables, and spices.
  • ​Shawarma -  Meat grilled on a spit and thin slices cut off for dishes or placed in sandwiches or wraps.
  • Kleeja - A cookie made with cardamon.
  • Mandi - A dish of meat, rice and spices.
  • ​Fattoush - Bread salad


  • Arabic coffee

New Caledonia

  • ​​​Bougna - A traditional casserole dish made with vegetables, fruit and meat or fish, wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in coconut milk.
  • Roussette - Fruit bat stew.
  • Vivaneau rouge - Red snapper that has been baked or  barbecued.
  • Hot-Smoked Salmon with Mango and Avocado Salsa
  • Kutha Kanak - Green banana, coconut and tapioca, all wrapped in a cabbage leaf and boiled in coconut milk.


  • Kava - A drink served in kava bars.

Zagorski Štrukli (Croatia) By Roberta F., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9425837

 Lao, People's Democratic Republic

  • Tam Mak Houng - A spicy green papaya salad.
  • Khao Jee - A baguette that may be filled with various vegetables, cheese, and meat topped with chili sauce.
  • Khaipen - Fried seaweed with chili paste.
  • Laap - A traditional dish made with meat, broth and rice.
  • Nam Van – A coconut milk and sugar based dessert with various grains or fruit.


  • Cafe Pakxong - Pakxong coffee.


  • Bryndzové halušky  - Potato dumplings and ewe cheese.
  • Parene buchty - Dumplings filled with jam, steamed and topped with a sweet topping.
  • Kapustnica – A soup made of sour cabbage and smoked pork sausage.
  • Treska v majoneze - A salad with cod, mayonnaise and vegetables.
  • Granadír - Pasta with potato.

  • Slivovica  - Wine made from plums.


  • ​Sopa paraguaya - A spongy cake similar to corn bread.  The national dish of Paraguay.
  • ​Parrillada - A dish cooked with meat over hot coals and banana leaves.
  • Kosereva A candy made with the hardened skin of the sour orange that has been cooked in black molasses.
  • ​Mbejú - A type of starch cake.
  • Vori vori - A thick soup with balls consisting of cornmeal, corn flour, and cheese.

  • Terere -  The national drink of Paraguay, made with yerba mate.

​Barbagiuan (Grande raviolo) By Lemone - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3761015


  • Laverbread - Boiled seaweed.
  • Welsh Rarebit – Toast with melted cheese.
  • Cawl - A stew made of bacon, Welsh lamb and vegetables.
  • Cockles - A shell fish often served with breakfast.
  • Bara Brith - A rich cake.

  • ​Welch beer - Check out the winner of the Champion Beer of Wales contest each year.


Ajdovi žganci with cracklings (Slovenia) By myself - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3772008


  • Seafood paella,  Seafood, rice and vegetable dish
  • Jamon, chorizo, salchichón - Cured meats
  • Fried Milk – Dessert with a crust around a milk pudding center
  • Pulpo a la gallega – Octopus dish.
  • Bocadillo de calamares - Fried squid rings.

  • Sangria - Fruited wine


  • Phở - Vietnamese noodle soup, considered a Vietnamese national dish.
  • Nem cuon - Salad rolls.
  • Bánh canh - Noodle dish.
  • Súp măng cua - Crab and asparagus soup.
  • Rượu nếp - Sweetened black rice dessert.

  • Sinh To Bo - Vietnamese avocado smoothie.

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  • Tan Shui - Fish Ball (Yu Wan).
  • Oyster omlette - An egg omelette made with oysters, tapioca starch and chrysanthemum leaves.
  • Ba wans or Taiwanese Meatballs - Dumpling balls stuffed with minced meat, bamboo shoots and shiitake mushrooms.
  • Gua-bao - A steamed white bun stuffed with pork and pickled vegetables.
  • Moon cake – A cake made from lotus seed or sweetened red bean paste.

  • Bubble tea.


  •  Fatteh - A type of Syrian dish that consists of pieces of flatbread that is  covered by other ingredients.  
  • Kebab Halabi - 
  • Yabraq - 
  • Kanafeh - A pastry filled with sweet cheese, syrup and nuts.
  • Kibbeh - A dish made with cracked wheat, onions, and either ground  beef, camel, goat, or lamb and spices.


  • Ahweh bayda - (White coffee) A drink that is caffeine free and made with orange blossom water, additional water and can be sweetened with sugar.

My next experience was in Jamaica with my sister.  We signed up for the White River Raft trip our first night. Upon disembarking from our boat, we were all treated to a delicious meal of jerk pork, curried goat, pepper pot soup all washed down with Tia Maria infused Blue Mountain coffee at a huge outdoor party.  With a background of music, we soon had the spices from the goat, soup, pork and alcohol coursing through our veins. We had a wonderful time, but both learned it take it slow with new foods and unique spices.  Later that week we dined on lobster at The Ruins Restaurant in Ochos Rios, a beautiful meal, but something that wouldn't put our stomachs into overdrive.  

In Australia I found my culinary heaven.  I have always been drawn to seafood, and do the Aussies know how to serve it!  I could go on and on about their food, but will stick to a few stories, I promise!  Because Australia is a melting pot of many cultures, just as America is, I was able to taste many foods, from the fast food bars where I picked up a lunch of chillied octopus, to one of the best Asian dinners I have ever had.  I was able to dine at the Oaks, The Oyster Bar and Doyle’s in Sydney, (One must certainly try them all) and become familiar with how to prepare prawns, cuttlefish and curry.  After having a few foods, I went out and bought almost all of the Australian Women’s recipe books, a staple in most Australian homes, as well as a huge Australian recipe bible.  Since then Pavlova is a staple in my house no matter what diet I am on!

Not only can you eat your way around Oz, but you can learn to fish and catch your own food as well.  I have landed a large 

Grilled game: crocodile, kudu and oryx, in Windhoek, Namibia - By ElGringoLoco - picasaweb.google.com, CC BY-SA 3.0 at, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10438115


  • Kosksi  - Couscous.
  • Brik - deep fried minced lamb, beef, or vegetables and egg wrapped in pastry.
  • Assidat Zgougou - Aleppo pine pudding.
  • Harissa – Traditiona hot chili paste.
  • Salade mechouia – Roasted vegetable salad.

  • Mint tea - Tea prepared with spearmint leaves and sugar.


  • Sarmale with mămăligă, national dishes of Romania and Moldova

cabbage rolls and porridge made with maize flour.

  • ​Ciorbă - A traditional Romanian soup which is sour.
  • ​Caltaboș / chișcǎ - A cooked sausage made with a combination of pork organs and rice, stuffed into a pork casing.
  • ​Ardei umpluți - Stuffed peppers.
  • Cozonaci - A stollen made with risen dough.

  • Afinată - A blueberry liqueur



  • Lángos – Deep fried flat bread.
  • Gulyás – Goulash.
  • Pörkölt - Meat stew.
  • Gesztenyepüré - Chestnut purée.
  • Dobostorta - Dobos cake.

  • Pálinka – Brandy made from plums, apricots or pears.

Dominican Republic

  • Mangú - A dish made from boiled and mashed green plantains, topped with sauteed onions.
  • Sancocho – A stew made of seven meats and a variety of vegetables.
  • Pastelón de platano maduro - Yellow plantain casserole
  • Arroz con maiz – Rice with corn.
  • Majarete – A sweet pudding made with freshly grated corn.

  • Jugo De Chinola – Passion fruit juice.

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Koshary, (Egypt) By Dina Said - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36970215

Couscous, By Beata Gorecka - Own work (own Photo), CC BY-SA

3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2247624

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Pastel de choclo (Chile) - ​By Paloma Baytelman from Santiago, Chile - Pastel de ChocloUploaded by Diádoco, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11995821

Manti - By Petar Milošević - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26004067


  • Bosnian stew – Stew made with beef, lamb and vegetables.
  • Tufahije – Cooked apples filled with cream.
  • Cevapi – Small dumpling made of mincemeat.
  • Bey’s Soup – Chicken and vegetable soup.
  • Baklava – Sweet pastry.

  • Bosnian coffee.


  • Parrillada- A variety of meats that are barbecued or grilled.
  • Choripan – A meal made with pork and beef chorizo cooked over wood flames, and served between crusty bread.
  • Carbonada - A stew made of meat, potatoes, corn, carrots, peppers, bacon and then topped with fruits.
  • Dulce de Leche – A thickened caramel made from the milk of Argentinian cows
  • ​Argentine empanadas - A traditional meat pie, filled with minced beef, onions, egg, olives and spices.

  • Yerba Maté – Drink made from dried yerba mate leaves.

Turli Tava - By Novica Nakov - Турли тава, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4533981


  • Rice and Beans - Red beans and rice cooked with spices.
  • Fry Jack - Deep fried dough.
  • Garnache – An appetizer made with refried beans on a tortilla.
  • Bile up – A dish made with boiled eggs, fish and/or pigs tail, sweet potatoes, cassava, plantains, and tomato sauce.
  • Manihot esculenta - Cassava pudding.

  • Seaweeds - Drink made from milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and seaweed. 

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  • ​Albadhinajan mae tawarikh - An eggplant, date and onion cake. 
  • ​Mashuai - A dish with whole kingfish roasted on a spit and served with lemon rice.
  • ​Sakhana - A sweet, thick soup made with wheat, molasses, dates and milk.
  • ​Chicken Madrouba - Chicken with onions, tomato paste, green chilis and spices, chicken stock and lentils.
  • Prune Kofta Flowers - A savory pastry made with lamb, chicken stock, spices and stuffing a pastry sheets to make flowers.

  • ​​Ahwa - Omani coffee with cardamom powder.

Minchi - By Adriao - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10701660

Sauerbraten with potato dumplings, (Germany) By Jameres - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6440813

Nshima (top right corner) with three types of relish. (Zambia) By Jpatokal - http://wikitravel.org/en/Image:Nsima_Relishes.JPG, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10213201


  • Poulet Moambe - chicken, spices and palm butter (moambé) to create a stew-like consistency.
  • Fufu- A combination of cassava and green plantain flour.
  • Moin moin - A bean pudding made from black-eyed peas, ground peppers and onions.
  • Gari - Thinly sliced young ginger that has been pickled.
  • Ntaba – Grilled goat.

  • Palm wine - Alcohol made from the sap of a palm tree.


  • Crni Rizot – A type of squid ink risotto.
  • Zganci – Similar to polenta, made from buckwheat, maize or wheat.
  • Prisiljeno Zelje - Croatian Cabbage Stew.
  • Zagorski Štrukli - A dish made with a cheese base and thin pastry
  • Fritule - A donut type of dessert flavored with brandy citrus zest and raisins.

  • Slivovitz – Distilled fermented plum juice.

Linzer Torte - By Leo Jindrak (Originally uploaded by: Uwe berger) - de:Bild:Foto.Linzertorte.JPG, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2669549

South Africa

  • ​Bunny Chow - A​ fast food made with a loaf of hollowed out bread filled with curry.
  • ​Chutney, or blatjang, a sweet sauce made from fruit t
  • ​Potbrood - Pot bread. Bread baked in a cast-iron pot.
  • Ostrich - A meat that is either used in a stew or grilled.
  • ​Mashonzha - A dish made with mopane worms.

  • Umqombothi - A beer made from maize and sorghum.

Apple pie (USA) By Dan Parsons - http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan90266/42759561/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=323125


  • Hainanese chicken rice, a national dish.
  • Curried Fish heads.
  • Luak or Hao jian - Oyster Omeletts.
  • Bubur Pulut Hitam – Black rice porridge.
  • Chili crab – Crab in spicy chili-tomato gravy.

  • Teh tarik – Pulled tea.

Oyster omelette (Taiwan) By The original uploader was Night Tracks at English Wikipedia -

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  • Sopa de caracol - Conch soup made with conch, coconut milk, cassava, green bananas and spices.
  •  Anafres - Hot black beans and cheese with chips.
  • Carneada or Plato Típico - Beef that is usually marinated in sour orange juice, salt, pepper and spices, and then grilled.
  • Fried yojoa fish – Salted, spiced and deep fried.
  • Arroz con Leche - Rice soaked in milk, sugar and spices.

  • Giffity – An alcoholic Garifuna beverage. 

Hot chocolate and pan dulce (Mexico) By AlejandroLinaresGarcia - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35496671

Taita fit-fit, here served with jalapeño peppers, By Temesgen Woldezion (edited by Merhawie Woldezion) - Temesgen Woldezion (via w:en:File:Taita fit-fit.jpg), CC BY-SA 2.5, (Cropped) https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9683834

Phở - Vietnamese noodle soup, By Binh Giang - Own work (Self-taken), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3136520

Dessert in italy Photo by Vicki Kralapp


  • Arepe - A grilled baked or fried cornmeal cake.
  • Hallaca - Banana leaves wrapped around cornmeal filled with beef, pork, capers, raisins and olives.
  • Casabe - A type of bread made out of yucca.
  • Yo-yo – A traditional dish made of two slices of fried plantain with soft white cheese in the middle.
  • Bien Me Sabe - Sponge cake coated in liquor and layered in filling made of coconut cream with a meringue topping.
  • ​Papelón con limón - Sugar cane juice with lemon.

Pastéis de Nata - By Jpatokal - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7232261

​​Tarator - By Ikonact - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=602358

Solomon Islands

  • Cassava Pudding - Tapioca pudding.
  • Poi - Made from the taro root.
  • Bananas or other fruits, wrapped in cassavas, with cream or caramel.
  • Curried Coconut and Lime Gourd Soup.
  • ​Ulu - Breadfruit.

  • Kava - Drink made from the kava plant's roots.

Patat kapsalon (Netherlands) By MartinD - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11386773


  • Choripán - A grilled sausage sandwich.
  • Pastel de Carne – A type of shepherd’s pie, with ground beef, peppers and eggs with mashed potatoes.
  • Chivito - A traditional sandwich made with steak and ham, eggs, cheese and mayonnaise. 
  • Pancho - Uruguay's version of the hot dog.
  • Alfajores - Two shortbread cookies that are filled with sweet cream and covered with chocolate.

  • ​Dunbar - A brand of whiskey.

Lahmacun (Turkey) By Odil Ruzaliyev (VOA) -

Voice of America, Public Domain, https://commons.


Taramosalata (Cyprus) By Robert Kindermann - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1057477

Empanadas, By Arcibel - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1739793

Ugali (top) and cabbage - By Mark Skipper - originally posted to Flickr as Ugali and cabbage, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4066306


  • Cepelinai, - Dumpling made with riced potatoes and stuffed with ground meat. National dish of Lithuania.
  • Cucumber soup - Broth that is mixed with pureed cucumbers and cream.
  • Žagarėliai - Deep-fried pastries topped with powdered sugar.
  • Dešra - Different types of sausages.
  • Kastinys - A butter made from sour cream.

  • Trauktinė - An herbal vodka.



  • Bolon de Verde - Spicy green plantain dumplings.
  • Bizcochos - A wide range of cookies, cakes and pastries.
  • Humita -  A dish made with corn and masa marina (dough) and steamed or boiled. 
  • Fanesca - A rich soup, made with fig leaf gourd, pumpkin, and twelve kinds of beans and grains with salt cod, all cooked in milk. This is eaten during Holy Week.
  • Cuy - Guinea pig.

  • Chicha - Fermented or non fermented maize drink

Poutine, By Yuri Long from Arlington, VA, USA - road_trip-9349.jpg, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19029778

South Korea

  • Kimchi – Salted, fermented cabbage.
  • Nakji bokkeum – Spicy stir-fried octopus with vegetables.
  • Doenjang jjigae – A dish made with doenjang, tofu and various vegetables.
  • Haejangguk or Hangover Stew.
  • Hwangnam Ppang or Gyeongju bread - A round pastry filled with sweet red bean paste.

  • Makgeolli – An alcoholic rice drink- Oldest alcohol in Korea.

Tabouleh (Jordan) By Miansari66 - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15017636

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  • Matzo ball soup - Dumpling soup made with matzah meal, eggs, water, and chicken fat.
  • Gefilte fish – Usually an appetizer of poached ground fish.
  • Tzimmes – A sweet stew made with dried fruits and root vegetables.
  • ​Falafel - Deep-fried shape, (in this case a ball) made of either  ground chips or fava beans or both.
  • Knafeh – A dessert made with Ricotta cheese, kadaif and syrup.


  • Sahlav - A thick milk-based drink made with orchid tubers.

Chivito (Uraguay) By Carlinosin at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25318259Type your paragraph here.

Får I kål , By Jarvin - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2826584


  • Oil Down - A mixture of salted meat, breadfruit, various vegetables & spices and coconut milk.
  • Aloo pie -  A pastry filled with boiled with boiled and spiced vegetables.
  • Goiabada or Guava cheese - A type of jelly.
  • Grenadian spice cake - A traditional spice cake.
  • Dal pur - Indian fried bread.

  • Rum punch - Rum mixed with various fruit juices.

Poi (Hawaii) By Bshams - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4640726


  • Philippine adobo, a national dish of the Philippines.
  • ​Ensaymada - A pastry made with butter and coated with sugar.
  • Pinakbet - A dish made with seasoned, boiled vegetables mixed with fermented anchovy paste.
  • ​Lamaw or Buko salad - A combination of young coconut and juice, orange juice and milk.
  • Bitsu-bitsu or Pinoy donut - A donut made of fried rice flour coated with sugar syrup.


  • ​​Sago't gulaman - Made with sagoand agar gelatin and banana extract.


  • Rasols -Potato salad with eggs, gherkins, and perhaps bacon, sausage and other ingredients.
  • Pīrāgi - Bacon rolls.
  • Jāņu siers - Caraway cheese.
  • Sklandrauši - Vegetable tarts.
  • Rupjmaizes Kārtojums - Layered dessert made with rye breadcrumbs, cranberry jam and whipped cream.

  • Riga Black Balsam - An herbal liquor. 

Tabbouleh served with chicken, Lebanon, By cyclonebill  - Poussin med tabbouleh og myntedressing, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8822679

Konda Kevum (Shri Lanka) By Chamal N - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25582839

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Sarmale with mămăligă 

By User:Themightyquill - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,


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  • Kuku wa Kupaka - Chicken in coconut sauce.
  • Irio - Mashed peas and potatoes.
  • Ugali – Cornmeal staple.
  • Biriyani - A dish made with seasoned rice and either meat, fish, or vegetables.
  • Nyama Choma - Roasted Meat.


  • Mnazi – Fermented, milky palm wine.

Hummus - By Serge Melki from Indianapolis, USA - Noura Restaurant, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24322048


  • Tandoori Chicken - tandoori chicken, which is marinated in yogurt and masala.
  • Samosas – A fried or baked snack stuffed with potato, onions and peas and served with mint chutney.
  • Vindaloo and Rogan Josh – A gravy curry dish of goat, lamb or other meats.
  • Biryani - A rice dish cooked with several spices and a meat that’s been marinated.
  • Gulab jaamun - Little balls of dried milk that have been slow cooked, then boiled in syrup.

  • Lassi – Yogurt drink.

Bosnian Ćevapi (Sarajevo) - By BiHVolim - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42889303


  • Duckunoo - A dessert made with green bananas, coconut milk, sweet potatoes, raisins, sugar and few other ingredients.
  • Jerk Chicken - Chicken rubbed with various spices then barbecued.
  • Curried Goat - Goat, cooked with curry, potatoes, onion and various spices, like a stew.
  • Ackee and Saltfish - A dish very much like curried goat, but with salted fish and ackee.  
  • Festival Bread – Sweetened bread.


  • Ginger Beer - A non alcoholic fermented ginger beverage.

Vepřo-knedlo-zelo (Czech Republic), By Patrick-Emil Zörner (Paddy) - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=339803


  • Pachamanca: A traditional dish in Peru using an earthen oven called a huatia. It is made of lamb, chicken, pork or guinea pig, and marinated in spices.
  • Cau Cau: A tripe stew with diced potatoes.
  • Papa a la Huancaina - An appetizer made with boiled potatoes in a spiced cream sauce. 
  • Lucuma - Fruit native to this area, made into various desserts or eaten raw.
  • Mazamorra Morada - Purple corn pudding.

  • Don Alfredo: Cocktail made with pisco, 
    an Elderflower infused liquor

Ouzo (Greece) By AlMare - Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3381053

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  • Pao de Queijo – Cheeseballs.
  • Pamonha -  A paste made from milk and corn, wrapped in corn husks, boiled becomes a dumpling.
  • Tapioca Crepes - A crepe made of tapioca starch.
  • Feijoada- Thick stew of black beans, pork and beef.
  • Brigadeiro is a national candy – Small balls of cocoa powder, condensed milk and butter baked to look like chocolate truffles.

  • Cachaça – Sugar cane distilled drink.

Biryani with chicken - By ​wikipedia user Honeytgb, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10799461


  • Kräftskiva - Swedish crayfish.
  • Surströmming - Fermented herring.
  • Swedish knäckebröd - Crisp bread. 
  • Janssons frestelse - Potato cassarole.
  • ​Blodpudding - Sweetened and spiced blood pudding.

  • Punsch - Liquor made from arrack.


  • Sha Phaley – Bread stuffed with beef and cabbage.
  • De-Thuk – Soup that combines yak or sheep stock, rice, Tibetan cheese and droma.
  • Balep korkun- Tibetan flatbread.
  • Dre-si – Rice sweet dish with raisins, droma, dates and nuts.
  • Momo - Yak meat dumplings.

  • Po cha - Butter tea.


  • ​​Etor - A dish with plantain and/or mashed yam with palm oil. 
  • Jollof Rice – Cooked rice in a stew made with tomatoes, meat, broth and spices. 
  • Puff-puff - Similar to a donut hole.
  • Kenkey - Similar to dumpling made from sourdough.
  • Konkonte -  A  dish that is usually eaten with peanut or palm nut soup. 

  • Lamujee - A spiced sweet beverage.

Laverbread (Wales) By No machine-readable author provided. Diádoco assumed (based on copyright claims). - No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10073876


  • Mansaf - A national dish of Jordan made of lamb cooked in Jameed and served with rice or bulgur.
  • Hummus – Boiled chick peas and mixed with tahini paste, garlic, olive oil, lemon.
  • Baba ghanoush - A thick spread made from ground eggplant and sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon, and garlic, typical of eastern Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Tabouleh - A salad made with cracked wheat, tomatoes, onions, and parsley.
  • Jordanian beet cake – A cake made with pickled beets, cheese and coconut.


  • Shaneeneh - A beverage made of salty-sour aged goat milk yogurt.


  • ​​Baba ghanoush - A dip made of baked and mashed eggplant mixed with seasonings.
  • ​Fasoulia - A bean and vegetable soup with olive oil. 
  • ​Dolma - Vegetables stuffed with minced lamb or beef and rice and baked.
  • ​​Qoozi - A rice dish that is served with lamb, nuts and raisins.
  • Kleicha - National cookie that is made with several types of fillings and shapes. 

  • Arak - An unsweetened anise flavored liquor.

The fatteh, one of the most typical dishes of Damascus. - By Eaeeae - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12573156


  • Lanbi an Sòs Lanbi Kreyol - Conch in a creole sauce.
  • Diri ak Fèy Lalo ak Sirik - A stew of crab and dark-green spinach-like leaves.
  • Lam Veritab Fri - Fried breadfruit.
  • Diri ak Djon Djon - Black mushroom rice.
  • Haitian Patties - Spicy meat mini pies with flaky pastry.

  • Cremas - A rum milkshake type drink.

   taly, France, and New York are well known by the culinary enthusiast, but many other places may surprise the food guru as well.  In this section on food, I'll be telling some of my stories of eating my way around the world at some of the best local eateries and the wide variety of foods around our planet.

As I’ve already mentioned, I began my travel experience in Germany and with that I began to get my “taste” for different foods.  Germany brought a boatload of sausage, wine and beer with every place we would stop and I tried as many as I could.  I soon decided that Weisswurst (White sausage) was my favorite and that I had better leave the German beer alone.  (It is much stronger than the American version folks!)  On the first day of Oktoberfest, I downed several large glasses alone.  

Hong Kong

  • Gū lǎo ròu - Sweet and Sour Pork is pork in a sugar and vinegar sauce.
  • Chāo shǒu – Wantons.  Dumplings filled with meat.
  • Phoenix Talons - Fried and steamed chickens' feet.
  • Dim Sum - Style of food served in small bite-sized portions.
  • Sweet red bean soup – A soup made with beans, sugar, and tapioca as a dessert.

  • Lan Fong Yuen - Milk tea

Pasteles - By Mima - originally posted to Flickr as PASTELES DE PICADILLO, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4146430

Cepelinai (Lithuania) By Diliff - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35980554


  • ​​Minchi - A dish made with either pork or beef and cooked with soy sauce and molasses.
  • ​Pork chop bun - Pork chop marinated in five spices: garlic, sugar, salt, soy, white and black pepper, fried and served on a warm bun. 
  • ​Ginger milk - Also called ginger milk pudding.  It is a hot dessert which main ingredients consists of are milk, sugar and ginger.
  • ​Macanese chili shrimps - Large shrimp cooked with chili, garlic, shallots, parsley, butter and wine.
  • ​Pato de cabidela - Chicken or rabbit cooked in water, its own blood and vinegar with rice added or cooked separately.

  • Jasmine Tea - Tea infused with jasmine blossoms.

Costa Rica

  • Rondon - A should made from various types of seafood.
  • Gallo pinto - Made with rice, beans, fried egg, cheese, and corn tortilla.
  • Picadillo - A dish that is similar to hash.
  • Ceviche Tico - A cold raw marinated fish dish.
  • Salsa Lizano - A famous Costa Rican sauce.

  • ​Café Rica - A coffee liqueur.


  • Haggis - A savory pudding made from sheep's organs, onions and other ingredients cooked in the animal's stomach.
  • Cullen skink – A soup made of smoked fish, onion and potato
  • Neeps and tatties - Turnip and potatoes
  • Rumbledethumps – A traditional dish of potato, cabbage and onion.
  • Arbroath smokies – Smoked haddock.

  • Scotch whisky

Deep fried kapenta fish, (Zimbabwe)By Zimrh - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19541087


  • ​Pierogi ruskie ("Ruthenian dumplings"), a national dish of Poland.
  • Borscht – Beet soup
  • Kapusta – A type of cabbage sauerkraut
  • Golonka – Slow cooked pork knuckles
  • Placki – Potato pancakes

  • ​Kvass - Alcohol made from rye with a very low alchohol content.

Below I have included a list of tour companies that either specialize in culinary tours or are known for their food tour., Along with this I have added a few articles on companies, countries and listings of culinary tour companies along with reviews. 

  • FOOD TOUR FINDER - Listings, ratings & reviews of culinary tours - http://foodtourfinder.com
  • Food Tour Directory, List of Food Tours worldwide - www.santacruzfoodtour.com/food.tour.directory.html
  • WORLDWIDE CULTURAL AND CULINARY VACATIONS -Edible Destinations -http://www.epitourean.com/destination/798/Italy?gclid=CIXg6uGc-tMCFQiSaQodBNoOsA
  • AFAR Tours - https://www.afar.com/travel-tips/the-best-food-tours-around-the world 
  • Exotic Culinary Vacations - Nat Geo & Fodor's Recommended‎ - www.accesstrips.com/Culinary-Tours‎
  • The World's First Food & Beverage Tourism Awards are Here! - https://theculinarytravelguide.com/2016/02/05/food-beverage-tourism-awards/
  • International Cuisine, Food Trip, Culinary Travel | SAVEUR - www.saveur.com/trips
  • 10 Amazing Food & Culinary Tours & Trips 2017/2018 - Biggest ... - http://www.tourradar.com/f/food-culinary
  • 10 Mouth-Watering Culinary Tours Around the World http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/10-mouth-watering-culinary-tours-around-the-world#!7-delicacies-of-north-india
  • Best Culinary Destinations 2016 Experts - Travel Channel - http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/travels-best/articles/best-culinary-destinations-2016-experts

Ajiaco, (Columbia) By Mauricio Giraldo from Bogotá, Colombia - http://www.flickr.com/photos/17365853@N00/245910213/,

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Bottles and a glass of palm wine (Guam) By

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A quarter mutton bunny chow - By Luke Comins - Taken by myself with my camera, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11272016

Cuba Libre (Cuba) By Martin Belam (currybet) - http://www. flickr.com/photos/currybet/127816689/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1491380


  • Poffertjes - Small, fluffy pancakes.
  • ​Bitterballen - Small round, breadcrumb balls filled with meat and gravy.
  • ​Kibbeling - Battered chunks of deep fried fish.
  • Rookwurst - Type of Dutch smoked sausage.
  • ​Kapsalon - A type of Dutch food with fries, topped with  meat, and grilled with Gouda cheese.

  • ​Koffie Verkeerd - The Dutch version of caffè latte.

Irish Stew (Ireland) By Asmoo at German Wikipedia - Transferred from de.wikipedia to Commons by Ireas

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Fiambre (Guatemala) By Alfiboy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Fiambre.JPG, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2817045


  • Oladyi - Small pancakes.
  • Okroshka A cold sour milk soup  or salad.
  • ​Russian pirozhki - Minced meat and spice filled dumplings. 
  • Shchi - Cabbage soup.
  • Pelmeni - A traditional dish with minced meat (beef, pork or lamb) filling with spices added, in thin dough.


  • Kvas - Fermented rye beverage

Kabsa - By Basel15 at en.wikipedia - Jamal TariqTransferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by User:Quadell using CommonsHelper., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6949414

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Seafood paella, Valencia, Spain, By Manuel Martín Vicente, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1615781


New Zealand

  • Tuatua - A type of shellfish dish.
  • Hāngi - Any food that is cooked using heated rocks, buried in a pit-oven.
  • Whitebait fritter - Small immature fish mixed with flour, egg and lemon, fried as a fritter.
  • Bacon and egg pie - Made with hard-cooked egg, bacon, sriracha and cream. (Like a quiche)
  • ​Lolly cake - Chopped candies, combined with a mixture of crushed malt cookies, melted butter and sweetened condensed milk, formed into a roll and cut into slices.


  • ​Lager - A light type of beer

Fanesca (Ecuador) By Micah Yoder - Transfered from en.wikipedia.org, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2010682

Yam wun sen kung, (Thailand) By Takeaway - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons. wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16415731


  • Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato -  A Portuguese clam dish
  • ​Portuguese Francesinha - Toasted sandwich with meat
  • Rojões à moda do Minho com arroz de sarrabulho - Dish made with pork and blood rice
  • ​Caldo verde - Vegetable soup, made with potatoes, kale and chouriço.
  • Pastéis de Nata - Custard tarts

  • Tawny port


  • Tabbouleh - A dish made of tomatoes, onion, parsley, mint, and bulgur.
  • ​Kibbeh -  A dish made of bulgar, meat, onion and spices.
  • ​Ihmej - Stuffed cow intestines.
  • Baklava – A dessert made with layered filo pastry filled with nuts and soaked in attar syrup or honey.
  • ​Siyyadiyeh – Fish that is cooked in saffron and served over rice with onions, sumac and tahini sauce.

  • Le caroubier - A beverage made of carob.

Rösti with a parsley garnish (Switzerland) By Benutzer:Mussklprozz, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=667819

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Traditional Mestizo-Belizean foods, By Jimmcclarty - http://flickr.com/photos/jimmcclarty/1010691710/sizes/o/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4952265

Machos - By Miansari66 - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=25241354

Fish and chips, a popular take-away food of the United Kingdom- By © Andrew Dunn, http://www.andrewdunnphoto.com/, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=594215


  • ​​'Ota ika - consisting of raw fish marinated in citrus juice and coconut milk.
  • ​Vai siaine - 
  • Kapisi Pulu - Cabbage and corned beef in coconut cream
  • Faikakai Topai - Dumplings in sweet coconut syrup.
  • Lu Pulu - Tongan traditional dish of taro leaves, corned beef or lamb, onion and coconut milk.

  • Kava -  A non-alcoholic, but psychoactive beverage used in ceremonies and for relaxation.

included 15 students in 2003, I wasn’t able to explore the country as much as I have on my other trips.  That being said, however, I do remember the decadent cappuccino I had in the Tivoli Gardens the last time there and the couscous and lamb that we had in a Turkish restaurant in Paris on my first trip.  (Lesson learned; not all lamb is the same!) Our tour guide on my latest trip was originally from Toulouse and an excellent cook.  Every night she would prepare a different French dish for the teachers to eat, while the kids stayed with their exchange families.  Every night we had a different type of wine and main course, as well as cheese and fruit for dessert.  (I think that is where I fell in love with French Brie!)  And the chocolate there is divine!

Poisson Cru or Ota ika- Par watashiwani from Brooklyn, NY — ota ikaUploaded by Magnus Manske, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22875616

Peking Roast Duck, (China) By Helga's Lobster Stew - Half A Duck, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5185907

Philippine adobo  By dbgg1979 on flickr -http://www.flickr.com /photos/dbgg1979/3880492441/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8746775

Doubles - By Grueslayer - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50836125

Winetasting in Australia

Kozunak - By Ikonact - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1905696


  • Chima - A thick porridge made from corn flour.
  • Matapa - Stewed cassava leaves, peanuts, garlic and coconut milk, (optional) with rice and prawns.
  • Inteiro Com Piripiri - Chicken in piri-piri sauce.
  • Rissóis - Battered shrimp.
  • Pudim - A pudding that can be both savory or sweet.

  • Tipo Tinto - Rum

Karelian pasty, (Finland) By Jarno Elonen - photo taken by Jarno Elonen, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=602341

Antigua and Barbuda

  • Conch stew – A stew made from conch.
  • Pepperpot - A vegetable stew made with salted meat.
  • Ducana - Sweet potato grated and mixed with coconut, sugar and spices then placed in a banana leaf and steamed
  • Fungee - Cornmeal and okra dumplings.
  • Tamarind balls – A candy made from tamarind fruit.

  • Mauby - A tree bark-based beverage. 


  • Krumkake - A waffle cookie made with flour, eggs, sugar,  butter, and cream.
  • Lefse - A traditional flatbread.
  • Lutefisk -  Aged whitefish and lye.
  • Surkaal - Norwegian sourkraut.
  • Får I kål - Mutton stew. The national dish of Norway.

  •  Akevitt - A spiced liquor.

By Mw12310 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, By Mw12310 Nasi lemak - Malaysia - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18709409

Below is a list of countries around the world and the foods that are either traditional or popular with the people in the various lands.  I have included 5 dishes and one drink for each one.   I may occasionally add something that sounds more interesting to me and delete another, so check in whenever possible.  


  • Poi - A paste made from taro root.
  • Lau Lau -  Pork wrapped in layers of taro leaves.
  • Haupia - Traditional coconut milk dessert.
  • Kalua pig - Similar to pulled pork with a wood smoke flavor.
  • Poke - Hawaiian style sashimi.  

  • Okolehao - Hawaiian liquor made from ti plant root. 

​Russian pirozhki - By Evilmonkey0013 at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12458294

Suafa-i - Photo by Vicki Kralapp

Dominican Republic at a resort dinner -  Photo by Vicki Kralapp 

Fufu (Central African Republic) By Londonsista - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6753751

flathead from the shore as well as jewelfish and blackfish while fishing with a friend.  All of which we cooked up and had for either lunch or dinner.  While in Nelligan along with a friend, he and I, his son and another friend spent the better part of an hour prying oysters off of the rocks outside his summer shack and after a thorough cleaning, had them along with our fish for dinner.


  • Tiramisu - A dessert made with layers of coffee and brandy or liqueur. soaked sponge cake and mascarpone cheese.
  • Gelato – Italian ice cream.
  • Fritto Misto - Deep fried mixed foods (usually seafood). 
  • Wild Mushroom Fettucini- Pasta with wild mushrooms in a sauce.
  • Polenta - A dish of boiled corn meal.

  • Limoncello – Lemon flavored liquor.

Don Alfredo cocktail (Peru) By Ghibelli - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/ w/index.php?curid=43541033


  • ​Alcatra - Roast meat meal with vegetables and spices.
  • Biscoitos de Orelha - Specialty cookies.
  • ​​Cozida - A one pot meal. 
  • ​Queijo da Ilha - Såo Jorge cheese.
  • ​Grilled lapas - Grilled sea snail.

  • Local wine.

​Pierogi ruskie, By Silar - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12455986


  • Lawar – Vegetable and meat dish.
  • Babi guling – Roasted suckling pig.
  • Sate lilit – Balinese sate.
  • Betutu - Seasoned and steamed either roasted chicken or duck.
  • Bantal - Packs of sticky rice mixed with fruit, coconut and sugar.

  • Kopi Luwak – Balinese coffee (If you can afford it!)

United States of America

  • Apple pie - Apple slices with spices baked in a pie crust.
  • Baked beans - Baked beans with molasses or brown sugar and salt pork.
  • Sloppy Joes - Ground beef, ketchup, onions, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings cooked and placed in a hamburger bun.
  • Barbecue - Cuts of beef, chicken, or fish usually basted in barbecue sauce and cooked on open grill.
  • Fried chicken -  Pieces of chicken that have been floured or placed in batter, then pan or deep fried.

  • Mint Julep – Bourbon cocktail


  • Salteñas - Pastries filled with meat and other ingredients
  • Quinoa - A  staple ingredient that is a grain.
  • Pacay – An unusual legume, tasting like ice cream.
  • Charquekan - Llama or beef jerky, served fried with jacket potatoes, cheese and llajwa.
  • ​Silpancho - A dish made in layers of rice, boiled potatoes, meat and tomato, with additional ingredients added.  

  • Chicha - Ancient drink using corn.

Sri Lanka

  • Kottu - A spicy stir-fry of local bread with vegetables. 
  • Hoppers - A fried fermented dish made of rice flour and coconut milk and spices.
  • ​Koo - A seafood broth.
  • Roti - A flatbread usually made with wheat flour.
  • Konda Kevum - A sweet pastry made with rice flour, sugar-palm treacle and other ingredients.


  • Faluda - A drink that combines syrup, ice cream, jelly bits and basil seeds and is served cold.


  • ​Voanjobory sy henakisoa - Pork cooked with groundnuts.
  • Vary amin'anana -  A porridge made with rice, greens and meat.
  • Mofo - A variety of fritters and cakes that are a popular street food.
  • Koban-dravina - A special candy made of ground peanuts and brown sugar, wrapped in sweetened rice paste, then all wrapped in banana leaves and boiled until peanuts are soften and sugar caramelized. 
  • Achards or lasary - Condiments made of pickled local fruits.

  • Ranon'ampango and ranovola - Both names refer to a drink made by pouring hot water over toasted rice.


Maafe (Nigeria) By Falia - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1436777

Barg kebab, an Iranian-style barbecued and marinated lean lamb dish. - By Rye-96 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53692242

Mangú - By Ll1324 - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=30974797

Barranquilla - Sancocho de mondongo, (Dominican Republic) By Jdvillalobos - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4397549


  • Nasi lemak - A national dish made with rice cooked in coconut water, then wrapped in pandan leaf, traditionally served with egg, cockles, fish, squid, rendang, squid fritters or fried meat or fish.
  • Roti canai - A type of flatbread.
  • Kangkung belacan -  A stir-fry made with water spinach 
    chilies, onlon, shrimp, shrimp paste and garlic.
  • Rojak - A traditional salad that is made of fruit and vegetables.
  • Wajid - A Malay sweet made with glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk and palm sugar.

  • The Tarik - A popular tea beverage.

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Arepa - By Kazem (Wikipedia en Español/Wikipedia in Spanish) - [1], CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=540722

A woman making Kissra - By Mohamed Elfatih Hamadien - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36046698

Asado (A style of cooking and social event) with achuras (offal) and sausages. By Gonzalo Velasco - Personal archives, photo took in situ: mercado del Puerto, Montevideo, Uruguay, April/2008., CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4105904

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Macedonia, Rep. of

  • Tavče-gravče - National dish of Macedonia made of butter beans, onions, red pepper, salt, pepper and parsley.
  • ​kashkaval - Sheep's milk cheese. 
  • ​Kadaif - A cheese pastry which is soaked in a sugary syrup.
  • Kisela zelka - A sour cabbage dish.
  • ​Turli Tava - Vegetable and meat stew.


  • Boza - A drink made from millet.

Proper bacon and egg pie, By Ottomachin - Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15194811

Moroccan couscous By GoodSpeedY* (talk) - I (GoodSpeedY*) created this work entirely by myself., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26946112


  • Kadon Pika – A spicy stew made with chicken, peppers onions, garlic and coconut milk.
  • Kelaguen – Chicken, beef or seafood in a dish with hot peppers, coconut, onions and lemon juice.
  • Red rice – Rice soaked in achote infused water with onions and garlic.
  • Guamanian Chicken – Barbequed and marinated chicken.
  • Coconut candy – A coconut and sugar candy.

  • Tuba (Palm wine)– Liquor made from coconut sap


  • ​​Ful medames - The national dish of Sudan made with cooked fava beans in vegetable oil, cumin, and other herbs and spices. 
  • ​Elmaraara - Dish made from sheep's insides, peanut butter, onions, salt and eaten raw.
  • ​Salaat Zabidi or yogurt salad - A dish made with vegetables, cut into pieces and mixed in yogurt. 
  • ​Kissra -  A thin wheat bread.
  • Moukhbaza - A dessert made from mashed bananas.

  • ​Araqi is an alcoholic gin made from dates,

 Czech Republic

  • Palačinky – Pancakes filled with ice-cream, jam or fruits and topped with whipped-cream, almonds or sugar.
  • Ovocne Knedliky - Fruit dumplings, filled with seasonal strawberries.
  • Vepřo-knedlo-zelo (Roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut).
  • Svíčková na smetaně - Marinated sirloin.
  • Utopenci - Pickled bratwurst.


  • Fernet - An herbal beverage.


  • ​​Mehalabiya - A pudding made with pistachios and rose water. 
  • ​Balaleet - Noodles that are cooked in sugar and spices.
  • Ghuzi - A dish of whole roast served lamb over rice.
  • Sago - Sweet gelatin pudding spiced with saffron and cardamom.
  • ​Motabel - A dip made from eggplant, tahini and garlic.


  • Qahwa - Sweet coffee, made with cardamom, saffron, and sugar.

Conch Chowder - By Eugene Kim from San Francisco, USA - Conch Chowder, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54451086

Bambara groundnut cooked with pork - By Lemurbaby at English Wikipedia, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12469291

Machbous or Kabsa (UAE) By Basel15 at en.wikipedia - Jamal TariqTransferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by User:Quadell using CommonsHelper., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6949414


  • Melton Mowbray pork pie a traditional cold meat pie, consisting of pork and its jelly in a crust pastry.
  • ​Spotted dick - A pudding, made with currents or raisins and suet. 
  • ​Steak and kidney pudding (pie) -  A pudding made with beef steak and lamb's or pig's kidney with gravy in pastry.
  • Cream tea (Devonshire tea) -  An afternoon light meal, consisting of tea with scones, jam and clotted cream.
  • ​Piccalilli - A type of relish with pickled vegetables and spices.

  • ​​Mulled Wine - Red wine, tea and spices warmed.

Poulet Moambe (Congo) By T.K. Naliaka - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44291441


  • ​​Potjiekos - A spicy meat stew cooked in a cast iron pot.
  • ​Traaivleis  - Traditional meat barbecue.
  • Pap -  Maize meal porridge.
  • Yikuki or fat cakes - Similar to plain donuts but without a hole, but oiler.
  • Mopane worm - A traditional food that is fried in oil and salt.

  • Local beer - Windhoek beer is one.

Moules marinière in Belgium, By User: (WT-shared) Jpatokal at wts wikivoyage - Own work, GFDL,https://commons.


Roti (Fiji) By RodBland - IMG_0505, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54549703

If you have never been to Italy, it is a must if just for the food.  I found myself eating my way around the country as we traveled, trying the gelatos in each place that we stopped.  Another food that is not to be missed is the many types of pizzas.  You cannot even compare our American pizza to the Italian counterpart.  Italy’s pizza resembles light wafer-type bread with real tomato sauce and savory cheese, rounded out with fresh spices.  (Other toppings can be added of course.) But I warn you that even those that do not care for the dish may become addicted! The dinners are late in the evening, like in France, and come in courses.  My favorite… Oh dear, do I have to pick one?! Everything that I ate was absolute heaven, and looked that way too!  My favorite time was in Tuscany at a vineyard/olive orchard that Trafalgar Tours had planned for us.  We were able to try the local drink, Limoncello, which I promptly fell in love with, tasting of the lemon drops we all loved as children in America.  The wine and the food were accompanied by more spirits, until we were whisked out into the courtyard to the sound of Italian music and danced the night away. But again, my favorite every day food was the cappuccino that I tried in the many stops along the way. On my next trip, I have promised myself one every morning while writing about my experiences!


  • Poutine - French fries with cheese curds and smothered with gravy.
  • Tourtière - A meat pie.
  • Fish and brewis - Cod and a hard bread.
  • Butter tarts - A flaky pastry filled with butter, egg, sugar and syrup.
  • Saskatoon berry pie - A traditional Canadian pie made with Saskatoon berries.

  • Moosehead beer


  • Som Tam – Spicy papaya salad.
  • Pad Thai – Thai fried noodles usually with tofu and toppings of bean sprouts and crushed peanuts.
  • Yam wun sen kung: Spicy salad with glass noodles and shrimp.
  • Geng Kheaw Wan Gai – Green curry chicken.
  • Banana-Lychee Dessert – Dessert soup.

  • Bi Tua – A drink made from a Thai green reed that tastes like bubblegum.


  • Medianoche – Sandwich made of sweet egg bread stuffed with pork and ham, pickles and cheese.
  • Pernil Relleno de Moros y Cristianos - Roasted pork stuffed with  a combination of rice and black beans.
  • Yuca fingers - Yuca cut into french fries and boiled and baked.
  • Maduros - Pan-fried plantains.
  • Lechon asado - Cuban grilled pork.

  • Cuba Libre - Rum and coke with lime or lemon wedge

Iraqi Qoozi - By aziz1005 - Own work, CC0, https: //commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39521265

​​​Next month I will be writing about adventures for the sports minded or

  extreme sports enthusiast .  
See you on August 6, at 6:00 PM!

Nsima (Chima top right corner) with three relishes (Mosambique) 

By Jpatokal - http://wikitravel.org/en/Image:Nsima

_Relishes.JPG, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.



  • Muesli - A dish with raw rolled oats, grains, dried fruits, seeds and nuts, usually eaten for breakfast or lunch.
  • Käseknöpfle - A pasta-like dish with melted cheese.
  • Pepper Venison  - A venison dish made with various vegetables and spices.
  • Hafalaab - A dish made with dumplings, pork and broth.
  • Dreikönigskuchen – A cake filled with citrus rind and raisins.

  • Red wine.


  • Moroccan couscous - A dish made of tiny balls of semolina that have been steamed.
  • Potato Fritters - Shredded potatoes and spices fried to make fritters.
  • Tagine - A slow-cooked stew, usually with sliced meat, meat, fruit or vegetables, spices and nuts.
  • Snail Soup - Snails in chicken broth with cream and spices.
  • ​Pastilla - A confectionary made with milk, a type of orange juice and sugar.

  • Maghrebi Mint Tea - A green tea made from spearmint leaves and sugar.

Central African Republic

  • Fufu - A thick paste made with starchy root vegetables in water. 
  • ​Muamba - A mashed palm nut stew with peanuts, chicken and tomato. 
  • Kanda ti nyma - A dish of spicy beef meatballs.
  • Maboké - A fish dish, with ingredients wrapped in a type of leaf.
  • Chichinga -  Barbecued goat on skewers.

  • ​Karkanji is a hibiscus flower drink from the north.



  • Rösti – Crisp pan fried, grated potatoes.
  • Basel-style roasted flour soup – Soup made of flour, butter, onion and beef stock, topped with Gruyere.
  • Leckerli – Biscuits with hazelnuts. 
  • Fondue – Pieces of bread dipped in melted cheese.
  • Bircherműesli – Rolled oat flakes, nuts, fruit, lemon juice and condensed milk.

  • Kirsch – A liqueur made from cherry pits.

Puerto Rico

  • Arroz con dulce – Sweet rice cooked in spices, coconut milk, raisins, and rum. 
  • Asopao – A type of gumbo soup with rice, shellfish, chicken, and others.
  • Pasteles – Puerto Rican tamales. 
  • Tembleque – Coconut corn starch pudding is the national dessert.
  • Serenata de Bacalao – Salted cod fish salad.

  • Piña Colada – The national beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978.

Fried Yojoa Fish from Lake Yojoa (Honduras) CC BY-SA 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14304114

One of my best memories of my first stay in The Land Down Under, besides my teaching experience, was going on a day’s adventure through the vineyards of the Hunter Valley just outside of Newcastle.  My friend packed a hurried lunch and she, her husband and four year old son headed off to try out the grapes.  As we wound our way though a couple of small wineries, we stopped every so often to taste test the products.   Lunch was spread out on a blanket at Lindeman’s while enjoying a beautiful day.  I can still feel the sunshine and taste the wine as we ate…  Ahhh!

An article like this cannot be written without including the countries of France and Italy and my experiences in each county along with it.  Because my first trip to France lasted all of 3 days the second


  • Suafa-i - Banana, tapioca and coconut soup.
  • Moa Samoa - Baked chicken in a brown sugar marinade sauce.
  • Pani Popo - Soft dinner rolls baked in sweet coconut sauce.
  • Palusami – Young taro leaves baked in coconut cream.
  • Oka - Raw fish (usually tuna) marinated in coconut cream.

  • Ava -  A drink made from the kava plant's root.


  • Borshch – Beetroot soup with tomatoes and vegetables.
  • Banosh – Corn flour, sour cream, sheep cheese, wild mushrooms and pork fat cooked over a fire.
  • Varenyky – Stuffed dumplings.
  • Holubtsi – Stuffed cabbage rolls.
  • Kutya - A sweet porridge.

  • Uzvar – Compote drink made of dried fruit.

Kava culture. - By Unknown - Taimi ʻo Tonga, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1231728

Cassava or tapioca pudding - CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2959230

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  • Taramosalata - A fish roe dip.
  • Souvla - Thin pieces of meat over pita bread with pickled salad, hummus and tzatziki.
  • Kleftiko - Lamb mixed with lemon juice and cinnamon.
  • Stifado - A stew made with rabbit.
  • ​Koupepia - Vine leaves stuffed with vegetables.

  • Ouzo – Anise flavored liquour.


  • Enchiladas - A corn tortilla filled with of a variety of meats, beans and vegetables or combinations of, and covered with with chili-pepper sauce.
  • Tamales A tamale is a traditional Mesoamerican dish made of masa or dough, which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf. The wrapping is discarded before eating.
  • Pozole -  It is made with hominy, pork, and seasoned with various spices. 
  • Pan dulce – Sweet pastries

  • Pulque - Fermented drink from the agave plant.



Sharing of frozen, aged walrus meat among Inuit families (Greenland) By Ansgar Walk - photo taken by Ansgar Walk, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=787557


  • Bouillabaisse - A type of stew made with seafood.
  • Stocafi - Cod cooked in tomato sauce.
  • Fougasse - A sweet orange-infused pastry with nuts and anise seeds added on top.
  • Socca - Pancakes made from chickpea flour.
  • ​Barbagiuan - A sweet pastry filled with either pumpkin or spinach with rice, leeks and cheese added.

  • Champagne - National beverage status.









  • Seswaa - A salted mashed up meat.
  • Vetkoek, a deep fried dough, that is a bit like an un-sweetened doughnut which is cut in half and filled with curried mince.
  • “Ting” - A porradge served with wild melons
  • Mopane worm - A grub, cooked or dried and eaten as a snack or with porridge.
  • Pap - Maize porridge.

  • Ginger - A non-alcoholic drink,


  • Couscous, Morocco and Algeria.
  • Kesra, traditional Algerian flatbread.
  • ​Lobia - A thick stew made with beans, potatoes and carrots.
  • ​Chtit'ha – A celebration dish made of meat, tomatoes onions and chick peas.  
  • Merguez - A spicy type of sausage.

  •  Mint tea.