Six amazing cuisines every traveller has to try

World beating food from the international stage

Madeleine Raine
12th March 2018
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Whether you’re cruising around the Mediterranean sea sipping cocktails, or sat at the last table in McDonalds devouring that fifty chicken nugget meal all to yourself (even after you promised yourself your diet would start on Monday), everyone wants the same. Good food. You’ve been wanting to find that place, that one place which just serves the best food. The best food for you. If this sounds familiar, this article could be the one for you!

Home of luxurious treats both savoury and sweet, it goes without saying that France is the place to be when it comes to crepes. Time and again you try to make your own on Shrove Tuesday but somehow it’s just not the same. The mixture is too lumpy, you don’t make enough, and by the end of the day you’re too full wishing you’d just gone out for food instead.

Anywhere in France you go, whether it’s the cold of the north or the heat of the south, the most expensive crepe shop in Paris or the cheapest street cart, the French do their crepes right! From simple lemon and sugar to savoury crepes as extravagant as carbonara you simply can’t go wrong! Be it in the quaint streets of Montmarte or a petite café in that long-lost village you’d only seen on movies, get yourself there and sample them for yourself!

If you’re wanting something a bit fresher (and somewhat healthier), why not delve into the enormous fish industry that is Japan. Their love for all things ‘fishy’ never leaves you wondering where to eat because on every corner there’s at least one restaurant or street vender offering the most delicious dishes for all taste buds. Whether it’s sushi you fancy or something slightly hotter, this is the place to be!

If Japan is a little too far afield for those travelling on a low budget, why not try Spain, renowned for its paella. This scrumptious meal is at the heart of all Spanish food lovers not only in the country itself but throughout the world. The delicious blend of fresh seafood, rice and seasoned vegetables makes the perfect recipe for both a winters’ night and summers day.

For those looking for something a little more exotic, Marrakech is home to one of the world’s most beautiful markets. Streets upon streets are lined with fresh fruit and veg, herbs, meats and pastries. All for extremely low prices, this place is perfect for those eager to throw in a bunch of ingredients and cook up a homemade masterpiece. For those still wanting to try the flavours of this country first hand, the Jemaa el-Fnaa (Marrakech’s old market square) hosts countless restaurants and cafés overlooking everything.

If you’re a lover of meat then look no further than the United States of America. Famous for anything ‘meaty’, you’ll have no trouble finding what you want here. What is more typically American than burgers and hot dogs right? Whatever state you’re in you will always find a place selling these traditional items. Whether it’s a hot dog on a New York street stall for seventy cents, or a more expensive burger at Five Guys, you’ll be spoilt for choice. If burgers or hotdogs aren’t really your thing, then why not head down to a steakhouse or try your hand at one of the many all-you-can-eat buffets for brilliantly-low prices.

Now I know you’re probably thinking that I’ve missed one of the most obvious and popular destinations, for all those foodies out there, but you’ve got to save the best for last right? Italy- aka Pizza central. Neapolitan, Calzone, Sicilian, deep pan. All the choices and all cooked to perfection in their place of birth. Not fancying a pizza? Everywhere you go in Italy the pasta is all homemade making every dish delicious and fresh.

So there you have it. Six amazing countries that each have their own hidden gems to offer. These are just a few exotic places that provide whole and hearty food, but the world is never-ending in its food establishments and will continue to inspire the minds of every keen traveller and cook.

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AUTHOR: Madeleine Raine
MA History student with a BA in English Literature and History. Lifestyle writer and avid traveller who has recently branched out to also cover news articles. Twitter @RaineMadeleine

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