Hotel dining rooms cater for most visitors and menus in main centres are fairly extensive. The more remote the area, the more likely it is that the menus will be basic. However, increasing use is made of fresh local meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. The number of European, Chinese and Indonesian restaurants is rising.
The quality of food in general in Cyprus is very good. The vegetables are fresh, plentiful and varied. We have not yet discovered the 'benefits' of irradiation' and fresh local produce can be bought in carrier bags as they begin to 'turn' for about Ј1 a bag, no matter what the contents.
Kazakh national cuisine reflects the nature of its people, its history, customs and traditions. Since old times hospitality has been the most distinctive feature of the Kazakh people. A guest is always given a special welcome and offered the place of honor.
Yemen food reflects the food habits of the people of Yemen. The staple food of Yemen is flat bread. The origin of the different cuisines of Yemen can be traced back to the ancient days, when the kings of Himyar and Saba ruled in Yemen. The Yemeni dishes are very tasty and very rich condiments are used while cooking.
Iraqi cuisine has changed and evolved since the time of the Babylonians, Sumerians and Assyrians. The cuisine has been influenced by those ancient civiliSations, which also had influence Greek and Persian cuisines. With the coming of Islam and the spread of Arab culture, which influenced the region, the food was enhanced to combine old and new sets of tastes.
Indian food is different from rest of the world not only in taste but also in cooking methods. It reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and ages. Just like Indian culture, food in India has also been influenced by various civilizations, which have contributed their share in its overall development and the present form.