Which countries have the best food?

Most of us love to travel and we all have to eat. With good food, it is possible to travel in our minds every day. Where do you want to go today?

#1 SWEDEN

Swedish food is much more than just iconic meatballs and chewy fish-shaped sweets. If you want to know a herring from a crayfish and a kanelbulle from a prinsesstårta. In the link provided you'll find 10 vital facts about Swedish food traditions.

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#2 GREECE

Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine. Traditional Greek cuisine is strongly influenced by Ottoman cuisine and thus shares foods such as baklava, tzatziki, gyro, moussaka, dolmades, yuvarlakia and keftethes with the neighboring countries. Greek cuisine has a culinary tradition of some 4,000 years and is a part of the history and the culture of Greece. Its flavors change with the season and its geography. The Greeks do with filo what the Italians do with pizza; They have countless variations of pitas (savory pies). Even the word pita was originally spelled πίττα (pitta), which shows a similarity to pizza.

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#3 JAPAN

Japanese foods are healthy, and on top of that – it is always presented in such a beautiful way. plain cooked rice is served with every Japanese meal. Yes, breakfast too. Green tea is served with every Traditional Japanese Meal. Sashimi is raw fish, eaten with soy sauce and wasabi. Impeccably fresh fish is the secret to wonderful sashimi and sushi. Ramen (egg noodles in a salty broth) is Japan’s favourite late-night meal. It’s also the perfect example of an imported dish – in this case from China – that the Japanese have made completely and deliciously their own. Japanese food is famously nutritious, with a diet based around super-fresh, seasonal products.

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#4 MEXICO

Mexico has long been among the world’s most popular holiday destinations, attracting sun seekers and food lovers alike. If you’re lucky enough to be planning a trip, make sure you sample the best tastes and flavours the country has to offer with our roundup of the top 10 dishes to try while you’re there. Boasting the three colours of the Mexican flag, chiles en nogada is one of Mexico’s most patriotic dishes. Poblano chillies filled with picadillo (a mixture of chopped meat, fruits and spices) represent the green on the flag, the walnut-based cream sauce is the white and pomegranate seeds are the red.

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#5 USA

When it comes to cuisine, America lives up to the adage "bigger is better." Hot dogs at the ballpark, chocolate chip cookies cooling on a stovetop, burgers on the Fourth of July; food and quintessential American moments go hand-in-hand. Yet like many things in the U.S., American cuisine often came to the country from elsewhere, with German, British, Swedish, Italian, Polish, Irish, Dutch, French, and Caribbean influences all contributing to many foods they frequently consider their own. Others, like Buffalo wings or a Reuben sandwich, are purely the product of American ingenuity.

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#6 CHINA

With a long history, unique features, numerous styles and exquisite cooking, Chinese cuisine is one important constituent part of Chinese culture. Chinese traditional dishes are famous for color, aroma, taste, meaning and appearance. Kung Pao Chicken (宫保鸡丁) is a famous Sichuan-style specialty, popular with both Chinese and foreigners. The major ingredients are diced chicken, dried chili, and fried peanuts.

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#7 ITALY

The first mention of vinegar used in the kitchen came in 1046, when Henry II stopped in Piacenza on his way to Rome to be crowned Emperor. Bonifacio, the marquis of Tuscany and father of Matilde of Canossa, gave Henry a special vinegar that he heard had turned out very well. Culatello is one of the most prized salumi in Italy: mentions of this delicacy date back to the 15th century. The city of Zibello is epicenter of production, due to its particular climate that is ideal for aging the meat.

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#8 INDIA

The traditional food of India has been widely appreciated for its fabulous use of herbs and spices. Indian cuisine is known for its large assortment of dishes. The cooking style varies from region to region and is largely divided into South Indian & North Indian cuisine. Bengali cuisine for example, is appreciated for its fabulous use of panchphoron, a term used to refer to the five essential spices, namely mustard, fenugreek seed, cumin seed, aniseed, and black cumin seed. The specialty of Bengali food lies in the perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors.

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#9 SPAIN

From tapas to seafood and traditional roasts, food in Spain is all about making the most of the best local produce .From time immemorial the people of Spain have used salt, spices and fresh air to preserve sausages for later use. Over the centuries these skills have been honed to an art, creating a myriad of unique chorizos, salchichones, morcillas and more. Smoked paprika, garlic, pepper and salt - simple ingredients that, when mixed with pork, create the spectacular sausages of Spain.

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#10 THAILAND

Thai green curry is usually eaten with steamed jasmine rice, but if a restaurant offers fermented rice noodles with your curry, you can expect to be eating as you would in Thailand. This curry leads with a sweet flavor, followed by a little heat from chilies and salty umami from the fish sauce. What’s essential to know is that all Thai curries start with different curry pastes made up of entirely different combinations of fresh herbs and spices.

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