Facts about my top 10 list of countries with the best cuisine


No. 1 -> Italy
Facts:

-Pizza, pasta is the number one dish people associate with Italy. Many Italians eat pasta once a day, and it’s part of their daily food intake.

-Neapolitan Pizza is UNESCO World heritage
 -There are over 300 shapes of pasta in Italy

- In Italian homes, on their dinner table, there is always wine, bread, and water.

-Sicilian cuisine is different from that of many other regions and has some stunning flavors such as marzipan and couscous that make it stand out from others in continental Italy.

 No. 2 ->  China
 Facts:
 -Noodles is a part of staple diet in the north, while rice is the part of the south.

-The Chinese follow the principle of not to waste and hence. Almost every part of plants and animals is cooked and eaten.
 -One of the most amazing facts about Chinese food that it is one of the healthiest foods in the world.

-According to traditional Chinese medicine, each dish must incorporate five key flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and spicy.
 -The Chinese do not eat with knives and forks since this is perceived as a barbaric practice. Their preferred utensils are chopsticks.

 No. 3 -> India

Facts:
 -India is the Land of Spices. No country in the world produces as many varieties of spices as India.

-India is rightly called the Land of Spices. No country in the world produces as many varieties of spices as India.

-A proper Indian meal is a perfect balance of all 6 flavours, with one or two flavours standing out.
 -Payasam , one of the favourite sweet dishes of South India, is a must-serve at important ceremonies like weddings. According to South Indian tradition, a wedding is not over until Payasam is served.

-There are nearly 200 types of Indian desserts!

 No. 4 -> Spain
 Facts:
 -Spain is the top olive oil producer in the world.
 - In Spain, you will find pork everywhere and almost in every dish.
-Spanish people have unusual breakfast. A very popular breakfast is “Tostada con tomate” (toast with tomatoes).
 -Seafood and especially shellfish, meat, a wide range of cheeses, full-flavoured seasonings like paprika and saffron, and carefully selected wines round out the list of ingredients that are the essence of Spain’s cuisine.

-Spanish people eat really late, and they spend almost the whole day eating

 No. 5 ->  Japan

Facts:
 -Japanese cuisine is one of only three national food traditions recognized by the UN for its cultural significance.
-Japanese food is prepared carefully using seasonal ingredients and flavors

-As seafood is a major part of the Japanese diet, the seafood fishing and import industry in Japan is staggering.
 -Japanese cuisine has a much higher ratio of plant-based foods than is typical in the U.S., but it is still hard to eat completely vegetarian.

-Ιn Japan eating anything, anywhere outside of restaurants and food-serving establishments is considered rude!

 No. 6 -> Mexico
 Facts:
 -Mexican Food Contains Lots of Fruit & Vegetables.

-Traditional Mexican food consists of corn, beans, and chili peppers.
 -Most people associate Mexican food with being spicy, and heavy but, in reality, it’s really healthy.
 -In 2010 Mexican cuisine was added to the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
 -Mexican Dishes Require Special Utensils To Prepare Them.


 No. 7 -> Greece
 Facts:

-Olive oil and "Feta" cheese are what mostly characterizes greek cuisine.

-Many people associate Greek food with tender, succulent lamb dishes like souvlaki (lamb skewers) and kleftiko (slow cooked lamb) .

-Important vegetables include tomato, eggplant, potato, green beans, okra, green peppers and onions.

-Greek food is mainly based on Mediterranean cuisine.

-Many Greek dishes are inherited from Ottoman cuisine, which combined influences from Persian, Levantine-Arabic, Turkish and Byzantine cuisines.


 No. 8 -> Turkey
 Facts:

-The country’s cuisine is one of the oldest in the world and it has been around for thousands of years.

- Seafood is popular in the west and as you move further towards the south and east, you will notice that the food starts to get spicier.
 -Turkish cuisine uses many vegetables, and some of the most used vegetables are zucchini, tomato, onion, eggplant, cauliflower, green beans, potatoes, spinach, chickpeas, garlic, and lentils.
 -In a typical Turkish breakfast, you can find a great variety of cheese, black and green olives, butter, ‘sucuk’ (spicy Turkish sausage), eggs (boiled or fried), tomatoes, cucumbers, bread, honey, jam, ‘kaymak’.
 -Most turkish desserts are mainly milk-based or dough-based.


 No. 9 -> France
 Facts:
 -France has a perfect climate and geographical location which makes it possible to locally manufacture most types of foods enjoyed anywhere else.

-Most restaurants in Paris and the surrounding area will serve baguettes as a free side. The best part about this is that they are also served in unlimited quantities.

-One of the common delicacies is boiled snails served with a sauce made of butter and parsley.

-There are over 365 different types of cheeses.
 -French cuisine has received a lot of influences from the many surrounding cultures of Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Belgium.


 No. 10 -> U.S.A.

Facts:

-American cuisina has influense from many countries around the world such as Spain, Mexico,India etc.
 -Known as the breadbasket of America, the Midwest (Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin) serves as the centre for grain production, most notably wheat, corn and soy.

- Meanwhile, dishes down South (Texas, Florida, Tennessee) feature heavier flavours with a common reliance on frying and barbecuing. With corn, rice and chicken being an integral presence, barbequed meat, fried chicken and brisket burger are just some of the famous Southern staples.

-Over 10 billion donuts are consumed in the US every year. 
-Cooking seafood in the pot is a sign of culinary patriotism.



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