Traveling is often associated with food, dishes that can be found only in a certain area, which creates a trademark for that town, region or country, making it famous worldwide. Below there is a list of the top ten specialties tourists should not miss at all when traveling to one or more destinations cited below. Mexico, Sonoma, France, Japan, New Orleans, Syria, Italy, Morocco, Singapore, Greece, are just a few of the many culinary destinations in the world. There are many tourism agencies, which organise trips to these locations, in order to teach the food enthusiasts new local recipes, during classes, which are conducted by very skilled and famous cooks. Either you are a vegetarian or a fan of meat, then don’t miss one of these destinations, because the rich floavours will definetely win you over.
Marylin Tausend is an expert on Mexican cuisine who led many culinary tours in Mexico. However, a regional specialty there, is papadzules, which are tortillas filled with chopped hard boiled eggs and covered in a pumpkin seed and tomato sauce and cochinita pibil, which is basically pit-roasted pork.
Eating in Sonoma sounds common at first sight, where a basic dining contains cheese and dewy grapes. If you choose to go on a culinary holiday, then you should know that in the morning, tourists will spend time dicing, flambéing, and nibbling.
When going to France, then you should taste pata negra ham for breakfast and the local cheese. Burgundy’s Côte d’Or is the place of finest wines and rustic cooking. You will learn very many recipes during sauce classes.
If you go to Japan, then don’t miss Tsukiji Fish Market, in order to make soba noodles by hand. Moreover, in Hiroshima, you can dine on the local delicacy okonomiyaki (savory pancakes). In Takayama you can visit a centuries old market, tour sake breweries, and taste local specialties such as Hidu beef.
5. New Orleans
In New Orleans one can find custom made specialties such as boudin, etouffée, mirliton, beignet. Actually, New Orleans is a unique combination of French, Spanish, Italian, African, Native American, Cajun, Creole, and Cuban flavors. Locals use crawfish (“mudbugs”), which is an ingredient! pompano and black drum fish, plump shrimp and blue crab, sweet pecans and Gulf oysters.
Syrian cuisine is also a blend of Middle Eastern countries recipes, however it uses also distinctive touches — like the use of pomegranate molasses to impart a sweet-savory flavor and kebabs of dried fruit and tiny meatballs. Ice cream is a specialty in Syria, too, because it is made from powdered orchid tubers (salep) in order to make it ‘chewable’, besides, Damascus is famous for its flaky baklava.
When you say ‘Italy’, then what comes in your mind are Pizza and Pasta, however these aren’t the sole dishes highly appreciated in this country. There are also many types of breads, antipasti (vegetable-based, fish-based, Arancini, Fritters and Snacks) soups (fish soups), meats (Cutlets, Braciole, & Steaks, Poultry, Pork, Lamb). Desserts should not be missed, though, you should definitely try Frittelle, Cenci and other Fried Delights, or Preserves, Frittate.
The resident chef Baija Lafredi from Marrakech leads cooking lessons on the roof, where guests will create, say, a chicken and-pear stew in a tagine and caviar d’aubergine.
Singapore mixes as well many worldwide flavours, such as the Chinese, Indian, and Malay ones. Fish is almost everywhere, and stalls in the streets are ready to serve you with the fish-head curry, grilled stingray, or spring rolls of stewed turnips.
Greece represents a unique cuisine, apart from that of all other countries’. This is because the traditional dishes are a trademark for their culture. Patsas is a soup eaten usually in the morning, Masticha is an agricultural product removed by chipping mastic bushes. Ouzo is a famous local drink in Greece and goes very well with seafood.