Food in Albania

Food in Albania

Albanian cuisine is excellent, with both Ottoman and Italian influences evident. There are many good restaurants throughout the country, although obviously in smaller towns the choice is more limited than in the cities. Vegetarians will find themselves eating a lot of salad; luckily for them, Albanian tomatoes and cucumber are delicious.

Albanian vineyards produce high-quality wine, some from indigenous grapes such as Kallmet (red) and Shesh (red and white). Grapes are also used to make raki, a clear spirit which is the country's national drink.

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Food in Algeria

Food in Algeria

Traditional Algerian food shows the historic influences of Berber, Arab, Turkish, and French tastes. It can be mild or very spicy and many flavoring are used. Algiers and popular coastal towns have a fair selection of good restaurants, serving mainly French and Italian-style food, though even classic dishes will have an unmistakable Algerian quality. Fish dishes are exceptionally good.

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Angola Cuisine

Angola Cuisine

As a Portuguese colony for centuries, Angolan cuisine bears Portuguese influences. For instance, the Angolans use of certain spices and methods of cooking were greatly influenced by Portugal. Still, other European and Asian cuisines have also left a mark in Angolas culinary culture.

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Argentine Cuisine

Argentine Cuisine

Before European explorers ever set foot in Argentina, it was occupied by Native Indians. Settlers from Spain didn't arrive until 1536 and it wasn't until 1880 and 1890 that the immigration population boomed to nearly one million. Most of the immigrants came from Italy and Spain, which might explain the introduction of foods such as pizza and pasta. Immigrants of British, German and Jewish descent also brought their cooking styles and family favorites along with them. For instance, the British brought tea with them and so began the "tea time" tradition.

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Australian Foods

Australian Foods

The foods of Australia carry a strong influence from people around the world. The potato famine of Ireland in the 1840's that caused many starving Irish to move to Australia. Many others traveled to the country a few years after that to enjoy their piece of the "gold rush" that occurred.

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The Regional Cuisine of Austria

The Regional Cuisine of Austria

As I have stated in the article on the "Wiener Küche", the "Vienna Cuisine" is sort of a national standard. Beyond that, there are many styles and dishes that are typical for a particular region of Austria. Based on the provinces, this article now shows some of the local highlights going from West to East.

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Cuisine of Belarus

Cuisine of Belarus

Belarus cuisine has evolved over many centuries. Traditional dishes from Belarus remain popular why not try some favourite Belarusian recipes?

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Belgian Food

Belgian Food

One of the joys of a Belgium vacation is trying the Belgian food. Restaurants in Belgium are known for offering some succulent meals, and though the food in Belgium is heavily influenced by French tendencies, the country manages to inject its own flavors.

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Benin cuisine

Benin cuisine

Beninese cuisine is known in Africa for its exotic ingredients and flavorful dishes. Beninese cuisine involves lots of fresh meals served with a variety of sauces. Meat is usually quite expensive, and meals are generally light on meat and generous on vegetable fat.

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Bolivian cuisine

Bolivian cuisine

Bolivian cuisine stems mainly from the combination of Spanish cuisine with traditional Indigenous Aymara ingredients, with later influences from Argentinians, Germans, Italians, Basques, Russians, Poles, and Arabs due to the arrival of immigrants from those countries. The three traditional staples of Bolivian cuisine are corn, potatoes, and beans. These ingredients have been combined with a number of staples brought by the Spanish, such as rice, wheat, and meat, including beef, pork, and chicken.

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